I had a great time at the SAFe Summit in October with many of our existing SAFe customers, many of whom I’ve helped directly implement VersionOne on the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) with over the last few years. One of the main discussion topics at our booth this year revolved around one question “How does VersionOne align with SAFe?” After repeating myself about 25 times, I wrote out a list that helped me deliver just some of the ways that VersionOne supports SAFe in about 20 seconds. Here is the list: Strategic Themes Objectives for Program Increments and Teams Program […]
I’m working with a customer who needed to put their “as-is” product use cases into VersionOne Lifecycle. After looking at several options, we decided to use a combination of planning levels, portfolio items, and user stories to create the customer’s complete product use case repository.
Visibility, the ability to see what is in front of you, is critically important for companies in order to remain profitable and relevant in their industry. Imagine how difficult it would be for you to drive a car without being able to see the road. Adding in weather impediment elements can hamper your ability to reach your destination on-time even further. Even the sunniest days can blind your vision causing you to be distracted from where you are going. Just like with driving a car, it’s a leader’s ability to chart the course with a clear vision for what the […]
If your organization is implementing Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), then you’ll want to take a look at VersionOne’s new Program Board which is central to Program Increment (PI) planning. The Program Board helps team easily view and track dependent work across their PI’s. This board shows dependencies that have been assigned to work and planned into iterations providing transparency and visibility for program and delivery teams to visualize the work done, the work in progress, and to clearly identify potential blockers in the way. The Story is the Hub The easiest way to visualize how to manage the items on […]
In the best selling book Who Moved My Cheese?, author Spencer Johnson tells the fictional tale of two mice, and two humans who must deal with the inevitable changes happening in their “cheese” environment. Two of the key lessons about changes from the book are that in work and life, you must: Monitor Change: Smell the cheese often so you know when it’s getting old. Adapt To Change Quickly: The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you can enjoy the new cheese. Source: Wikipedia Anticipate Change The need to accept and anticipate change is a recurring theme surfacing in all […]