Category Archives for : Lessons from the Trenches

Extending Lean-Agile Leadership Skills with Empathetic Leadership

Extending Lean-Agile Leadership Skills with Empathetic Leadership

Events Field Notes from Thought Leaders Lessons from the Trenches

At the 2017 SAFe Summit, Dr. Chuck Pezeshki, Ryan Martens, and myself presented Extending Lean-Agile Leadership Skills with Empathetic Leadership to a standing-room only audience of interested souls. This talk was the result of weeks of work compiling our collective knowledge into a 45-minute synchronized talk presenting our individual perspectives and understandings. The main takeaway from our talk was the following: As we continuously nurture our set of development value streams, and strive to deliver.

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SAFe from the Trenches at Agile Australia

SAFe from the Trenches at Agile Australia

Lessons from the Trenches

Hello everyone, Context Matters – a Scaled Agile Gold Partner – recently invited us to cosponsor the 9th Agile Australia conference in Sydney. Partners Em Campbell-Pretty and Mark Richards, both of whom are SPCTs and SAFe Fellows, helped gather several executives from some of Australia’s most successful SAFe implementations for a roundtable discussion of the challenges and successes they’ve experienced ‘in the trenches.’ The comprehensive panel discussion has been posted to Em’s Adventures in Scaling.

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Does SAFe apply to small teams?

Does SAFe apply to small teams?

Lessons from the Trenches SAFe Updates

Recently, I heard from my colleague and long-time collaborator, Juha-Markus Aalto. Back when we were in the Agile working group trenches at Nokia, Juha-Markus was responsible for some of the initial, critical thinking behind what became SAFe. Specifically, he helped define the “requirements metamodel”, which are the elements and relationships throughout the important system definition artifacts in the Framework. (Epics, Features, Stories, associations with tests and acceptance criteria, etc.) In turn, this helped unlock the.

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New Case Study: Royal Philips Cuts Release Cycle Time by Two-Thirds with SAFe

New Case Study: Royal Philips Cuts Release Cycle Time by Two-Thirds with SAFe

Case Studies Lessons from the Trenches SAFe Updates

“Philips is continuously driving to develop high-quality software in a predictable, fast and Agile way. SAFe addresses this primary goal, as well as offering these further benefits: reduced time to market and improved quality, stronger alignment across geographically distributed multi-disciplinary teams, and collaboration across teams to deliver meaningful value to customers with reduced cycle time.” —Sundaresan Jagadeesan, Program Manager, Philips Electronic India Limited How do you improve quality and reduce release cycle time by two-thirds?.

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How User Experience (UX) fits within a SAFe environment

How User Experience (UX) fits within a SAFe environment

Lessons from the Trenches Partners SAFe Updates

Matt Kortering, a UX Specialist at Universal Mind, recently shared his experiences about SAFe in his blog post “How UX fits within a SAFe environment.” Matt is currently serving as a UX Architect for one of Universal Mind’s larger clients, along with several of his colleagues (over 8 UX team members). Originally, Matt and his team were skeptical about how UX would work within SAFe. The framework has guidance about UX but lacked the detail.

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Das Scaled Agile Framework Makes Top 10 for Technical Books on Amazon Germany

Das Scaled Agile Framework Makes Top 10 for Technical Books on Amazon Germany

Lessons from the Trenches Partners

New Book: Das Scaled Agile Framework – Lean und Agile in großen Unternehmen skalieren 2015 marked a record year in terms of growth of the SAFe community and the number of enterprises adopting SAFe. Initially the growth trends were weighted toward the U.S., but of late we’ve seen a significant uptick from the international community. For example, there’s a publicly available japanese translation of the scaledagileframework.com site, and SAFe classes are being presented worldwide in multiple.

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