Do you need to get up to speed on SAFe? Here are the three best agile resources for quickly learning what SAFe is all about. 1- Scaled Agile Framework Website The scaledagileframework.com site includes a graphical representation of the framework, with clickable links to describe the details. This site also provides access to the principles that underlie SAFe, a glossary, and explanatory videos. Click this link to check it out. 2- From Projects to Value Streams Video Organizing around value streams instead of projects is a big change for most organizations. Watch Dean Leffingwell, Scaled Agile, Inc. co-founder and chief […]
Do you have end-to-end visibility of business value as it flows from strategy through Agile development and DevOps delivery? Dean Leffingwell, the co-founder and chief methodologist at Scaled Agile, Inc., explains the 6 key elements of tracking the flow of value through the entire value stream in this series of short and insightful videos. 1- What is a value stream? Do you know exactly what a value stream is and how it will impact your organization when you adopt SAFe for your Agile transformation? In this video Dean Leffingwell defines what a value stream is and explains how it is […]
If your organization is scaling agile or implementing the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), then you’ll want to take a look at VersionOne’s new Value Stream Board available with the Summer 2016 Release. In general, dependencies are discouraged in most agile methodologies. As the saying goes: “The best way to manage dependencies is to not create them in the first place”. This is understandable, because when teams have everything they need to deliver, they can deliver faster. However, dependencies are a reality for many large and complex software development organizations. Most organizations we work with struggle with removing dependencies as they transition to […]
It’s hard to believe agile has now been around for more than 15 years. With its introduction, teams started seeing increased output and thus a higher number of releases. With the increased number of releases came the need and implementation of Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), and eventually what we’re calling DevOps. While DevOps has increased the speed with which organizations deliver software (both through culture change and new tools) there continues to be a disconnect between development and delivery. The reason for this is often times software teams work on story ABC, however, delivery teams deliver build 1.2.3. […]
Rejoice product owners – the days of dual entry for your roadmaps are gone! No longer will you need to remember to update the roadmap when the ‘real’ plan changes. No longer will you be called out in meetings when your roadmap is out of date. No longer will stakeholders silently wonder if what they are seeing is current and you erode confidence. We’ve heard about the pains you’ve shared with us and have responded.