Hi Folks, One of the coolest things about our mission at Scaled Agile is that the challenge of ‘helping people build the world’s most important systems’ lays ahead of us and not behind. As we look into the future, we see our customer needs—and the complexity of the systems they build—growing, putting even greater demands on SAFe. To meet these demands, we are evolving the Framework team. My teammates are some of the smartest and.
If you attended a DevOps conference several years ago, you would have seen sessions filled with deep discussions on technical, architectural, and coding practices. Over time, the DevOps community has increased interest in other areas, including Lean-Agile methods, leadership, and organizational change. Indeed, for DevOps to succeed, the tooling and technical practices must integrate with the new ways of working. Organizations need to think of them holistically as we do in SAFe. In his new.
In the spirit of relentless improvement, the Framework team at Scaled Agile releases periodic improvements to the articles in SAFe. If you have been following this blog, you will have seen many such updates over the course of 2022. Today we are excited to announce our next improvement to SAFe guidance: a much-improved discussion of Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF). WSJF is a powerful and practical tool in SAFe that supports Principle #1 – Take an.
Customers deserve the best experiences. Business stakeholders deserve winning outcomes. Teams deserve to build and evolve innovative solutions. Today’s enterprises need people who can apply market insights, business strategy, technology strategy, and Lean-Agile thinking to define products and services that delight all those who build, support, fund, and consume them. These superheroes, collectively, are Product Management—a critical function in SAFe that is responsible for defining desirable, viable, feasible, and sustainable solutions that meet customer needs.
The Metrics article describes a simple yet comprehensive measurement model for business agility defined along three domains: Outcomes, Flow and Competency. Within each measurement domain, the article offers example metrics that can be applied at each level of the Framework. However, these examples were never meant to be exhaustive, and the model is designed to be extensible with other outcome, flow, and competency metrics supplemented by SAFe Enterprises, who know their business best. Some of.
In a world full of conferences, there are many worthwhile, but only a handful I consider ‘must-attend.’ On that list is the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES), sponsored by IT Revolution and held in Las Vegas last week. This year, I was honored to be invited to present a plenary session. As I considered my topic, I thought about what this event stands for and how I might provide something useful to this particular audience at.
Nothing beats an Agile Team, and Agile Teams power the ART. The work they do transforms fuzzy ideas into concrete solutions that run and grow the business. But the team must constantly ensure that they are building the right things and building them right. In complex enterprise environments amid a fast-paced digital economy, this is no trivial task. That is why, in SAFe, every Agile team includes a Scrum Master and Product Owner (PO) to.
Hi Folks, After three long years of virtual events, I came back from our in-person SAFe Summit feeling deeply inspired and energized. Seeing the faces of our community not distorted by Zoom backgrounds, and getting real hugs, was a pleasure that I will never again take for granted. A huge thanks to everyone who attended, our Partner community, and the Scaled Agile team for making this such a memorable, and impactful, event. For those of.
With its roots in Agile, Lean, and DevOps, SAFe has always been a flow-based system. Empowered, cross-functional Agile teams pull work from an economically prioritized backlog to deliver the most value in the shortest time. The Continuous Delivery Pipeline helps teams deliver quickly and directly to the customer. But the goal of the enterprise isn’t to be Agile, Lean, or SAFe; the goal is to provide a continuous flow of value to the customer. That.
We first published our thoughts on Value Stream Management (VSM) in September of 2021. That article was a reminder of the importance of value streams in SAFe and an introduction to the five principles of Lean thinking that guide their effective management: Precisely specify value by specific product Identify the value stream for each product Make value flow without interruptions Let the customer pull value from the producer Pursue perfection Since then, in our own.