An HR Playbook for a Successful SAFe Implementation

An HR Playbook for a Successful SAFe Implementation

SAFe Updates

Hello Folks,
We all know how the Agile development paradigm changes the relationship with our people, and all for the better—if we can only master it. We previously described some these HR themes for a new generation of knowledge workers in an article by SPC Fabiola Eyholzer, Agile HR with SAFe: Bringing Lean-Agile People Operations into the 21st Century.

But up to now, no one has opined on how to integrate HR specialists before and during the SAFe transformation. SPC Lori Priller and SPCT Mark Richards have provided a new Advanced Topic article, An HR Playbook for a Successful SAFe Implementation, that does that in the context of the SAFe Implementation Roadmap.

Here’s a grabber, “Without due attention … awareness of looming change breeds fear and uncertainty on the part of those affected by the change. That can be most every employee. In any change program, especially one this extensive, the enterprise’s Human Resources organization has a significant role to play in enabling successful navigation of this journey.”

Lori and Mark suggest Lean-Agile change agents engage HR early and often, and build awareness of both the insights and support they can offer to enable success. The article provides a detailed HR engagement strategy for every step of the Implementation Roadmap.

For more, please read the article

Thanks to Lori and Mark,

And Stay SAFe!


Author Info

Dean Leffingwell

Recognized as the one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell is an author, entrepreneur, and software development methodologist.

comment (2)

  1. Richard Dillard

    11 Dec 2018 - 1:54 pm

    The link to An HR Playbook for a Successful SAFe Implementation is broken. Please advise how to gain access.

    • Inbar Oren

      11 Dec 2018 - 2:06 pm

      This has now been fixed.
      Thanks for reporting.


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