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Early this year, SAFe hinted — in one of the SAFe Partners’ calls, of which I’m a member of under my company, Applied Lean Agile
Lean Agile’s strength over waterfall is ‘Fast Feedback’… for fast learning. As you learn, you get to see some insights. Try those !
This blog item is dedicated to my students in SSM class of Oct 12-13, 2019! Clogged workflow? WIP at maximum? Work not flowing?; clogged at
Are you aware of the SAFe requirements model? Yup, there is such a thing — a one-glance look of the over all picture of the
Sharing this eerie photo … Fireman hat’s shadow touching the top of one of the twin towers… eerily looking like smoke coming from one of
Celebrate … downtime is good!
They put booms on the highway to deter usage of lane ..,
Saw this online… caught my attention… it correlates directly to Scrum– the art of the possible… and the scrum team’s focus on expanding what is
I still remember in my days as Civil Engineer, I used the PERT/CPM — Program Evaluation and Review Technique/ Critical Path Method — to manage
The estimate is in Points — a measureless thingy to gauge the team’s effort to define, build, test, and potentially deploy a thing of value.
Here is a quote from Warren Buffet… something for the team as they go through their retrospective. Always assume positive intent.
Do this… You cycle through it until you are done. Be innovative… never stop investing new ways of solving problems. Hence the SAFe ‘Innovation and
The Daily StandUp (DSU) is a way for the team to communicate at least once a day. It is not a status meeting;instead, look at
A person must know what it is that they must do… then do it well… with training. SAFe is role-based… and as such, SAFe offers
Today, I was going through my old books… scanned a book on SAFe published in 2011… here is how SAFe looked like then: Here is
Inside Bill’s Brain — the newly released Netflix special — is one of those rarest of films: anyone could watch and come out better after
Have you ever wondered and thought, ‘hmm… this story…we Design/Define, Build, Test, Deploy within the iteration…looks like waterfall… in a micro scale!’ In that context,
Celebrate small wins!
A lot of years, dedication and effort lead my daughter to this pointe. Likewise for the maturity level of agile teams and trains. Maturity —
It begins with an idea with a hypothesis. Once approved to go further, it gets broken down into huge chunks — the big bones of
Have you been in a Program Increment (PI) Planning wherein things — a lot of things — were being discovered and discussed … and you
Respect for people and culture. One of the five core values of Scrum and one of the pillars of the house of SAFe. Do your
In SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework), there is such a thing as ‘Stretch PI Objective’ that can be set forth by the team during Program Increment.
Here are some visuals for PI Planning, iteration Planning, Portfolio Planning… even applicable to backlog refinement!
Iteration Goals are stepping stones (key results) towards the achievement of the intent of the Program Increment (PI) … the Objective. The OKR. Visualize it.
To know the capacity of a team for a particular iteration is important to determine how much load it can do for that particular iteration.
Did you know that Acceptance Tests can help break up stories? To be continued…
Last night was the curriculum night for my daughter’s school; she is a sixth grader. I was amazed as to how much learning they were
Here is a quote for the team… team of agile teams, lean agile leadership, everyone: ‘Destiny is in our hands. If we don’t succeed, it’s