Technical Agility

One of SAFe’s competencies is ‘Team and Technical Agility’.

The basis for ‘Team Agility’ is Scrum / Kanban.

The basis for ‘Technical Agility’ is eXtreme Programming (XP). It supports one of the SAFe values — ‘Built-in Quality’.

Hence you see a lot of ‘ScrumXP’ being mentioned in SAFe articles.

‘Most high-performance teams use Scrum and XP together. It is hard to get a Scrum eXtreme velocity without XP Engineering practices’ — Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum’

So … what are the XP practices?

  • Test Driven Development
  • Coding standards
  • Pair programming
  • Refactoring
  • User Stories
  • Continuous integration
  • Automated testing
  • Simple design
  • Collective ownership
  • Planning Game
  • Small releases
  • Etc …

Learn more…

By Clarence Galapon

CE, MBA, Lean Agile Coach, Trainer, Teacher, SPC, RTE, PSM, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP, CC, ABNLP NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, NLP Coach, NLP Trainer, Practical Psychologist, Life Coach, Software Executive, Entrepreneur, Author, Investor, and Innovator with a Creative, Lean, Agile, and Wander mindset.


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