All posts by : Richard Knaster
New and Updated Kanban Articles provide more effective guidance for using Kanban in SAFe
Hi Folks: We are excited to announce some additional new guidance for applying Kanban in SAFe. As you know, Kanban systems are already used to manage backlog flow at every SAFe level (see Figure). Each Kanban reflects the unique activities at the level for delivering value, describing the workflow, and applying work-in-process (WIP) limits. We are extending our guidance with a new article on Applying Kanban in SAFe. It describes how to establish a Kanban.
Updates to Lean Portfolio Management Competency and WSJF articles
Hi folks, We have recently made some updates to SAFe Lean Portfolio Management, and we are committed to keeping you updated as the Framework evolves. Below are some highlights of the recent changes: LPM Competency article: The guidance for all ‘LPM Events’ has been moved to the article’s end, improving readability. Each event’s descriptions were improved, including adding two new graphics. The first figure below (Figure 1) illustrates the cadence of the three LPM events..
New SAFe Participatory Budgeting Advanced Topic Article
Hi folks, We are pleased to announce the release of a new advanced topic article on SAFe Participatory Budgeting (PB). It provides an overview of how to conduct a PB event for a fictitious banking portfolio. Participatory budgeting is a critical element of Lean Portfolio Management since it helps establish and adjust Lean budgets for value streams. This article represents perhaps the last mile of the multiyear journey we’ve been on to guide enterprise strategy-through.
Accelerating Business Value with SAFe 5.0 and Technology Business Management White Paper
Hi folks, We are pleased to announce the release of an update to the white paper ‘Accelerating Business Value with SAFe and TBM.’ This updated white paper has the latest TBM and SAFe content. Why TBM? As organizations learn how to increase business and technical agility with SAFe, they also face another significant challenge—how to manage the massive increase in technology spending that now exemplifies most companies. Moreover, many IT organizations do not have full.
SAFe Distilled 5.0 – Back to Learning Sale
Hi folks: We recently released our new book SAFe Distilled 5.0: Achieving Business Agility with the Scaled Agile Framework. This is our most concise version yet, while still comprehensive! A great read for everyone involved with a SAFe transformation. Executives will appreciate the clear and proven direction for achieving Business Agility. SPCs will maximize their understanding of the framework to drive more impactful change. And team members will gain a practical understanding of how to.
Updates to Lean Portfolio Management
Hi folks, We’ve made some recent updates to Lean Portfolio Management (LPM), an area of the Framework that has been quickly evolving over the past few releases of SAFe. It has become a very popular competency for enterprises who wish to improve their Business Agility and accelerate their digital transformation. It should be no surprise that we continuously improve our framework articles in between releases of the Big Picture. We are architected for continuous delivery.
New SAFe® 5.0 Introduction White Paper
Hello folks, We’re pleased to announce the release of the SAFe 5.0 Introduction white paper. You can download it here. This white paper provides an overview of SAFe 5.0, the Big Picture graphic, the seven core competencies, and the values, mindset, principles, and practices that guide teams to more effectively build solutions in a far leaner—and more Agile—fashion. You can use the new white paper in a couple of different ways: As an initial level of.
Portfolio Canvas Update
Hello folks: The upcoming release of SAFe 5.0 and the recent updates to the Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) class have advanced our thinking around establishing and documenting the Portfolio Vision, which is a new artifact in V5.0. Since we are supporting the current version (4.6) of SAFe for another year, we thought it would be helpful to update the portfolio canvas and guidance in 4.6 to reflect our latest thinking. To that end, we’ve just.
Registration for our Lean Portfolio Management course is live!
“The Lean Portfolio Management course was incredibly useful for our implementation of SAFe at Travelport. The format and structure of the course enabled us to create our LPM implementation roadmap, and leave with next steps clearly articulated and actionable. I highly recommend this course for any organization implementing Lean portfolio management practices at scale.” —Hilla Knapke, Director, APMO and SAFe Enterprise Transformation, Travelport Following several test runs of the course and a successful and sold-out first.
New White Paper on Accelerating Business Value with SAFe® and Technology Business Management
Hello folks, We are pleased to announce the release of the Accelerating Business Value with SAFe and Technology Business Management (TBM) white paper. As organizations learn how to increase business and technical agility with SAFe, they also face another significant challenge—how to manage the massive increase in technology spending that now exemplifies many modern companies. Moreover, many IT organizations do not have full transparency into their spending or have a method for allocating their costs, and.
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