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 […]
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 No longer will you be called out in meetings when your roadmap is out of date.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.
How does your organization decide what features to work on for the next release? Do you let the clients vote and then order the portfolio by those results? Does the loudest sales person get their items prioritized to the top of the list? Or is it more of a “gut feel” by the product owner?
During my time on the VersionOne Services team, one of the features I always tried to highlight with larger customers was subscriptions. Such a simple feature can provide a huge impact in larger enterprises. Team members can use subscriptions to alert them when they have been assigned to a task or test. A product owner can subscribe to be notified when a story is set to the done status for approval. And now with the Spring 2016 Release VersionOne can also support subscriptions for Portfolio Items. There are several good uses for Portfolio Item Subscriptions. First, it will be quite useful for users involved […]
Recently, while I was teaching new teams on how Scrum fits in a larger Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) structure, the question kept coming up from a product owner. “Yes, all this new Scrum stuff is great, BUT how do I juggle multiple requests from multiple stakeholders?” “My customers keep asking for more and more without taking anything off the plate.” I often refer to this as stakeholders chasing “the next shiny object.” Or, I want it all and I want it now. Our business customers often fall into this mode due to the delivery nature of the waterfall projects we have been […]