SAFe 5.0

Bye ‘Stretch Objectives’

Hello ‘Uncommitted Objectives’!

SAFe makers recognized that a lot of people got tripped by the word ‘Stretch’… so they’ve replaced it with ‘Uncommitted’… just to make clearer the same intent: knowing that the work is important (could be very or most important), the team will do the best they can — capacity will be allocated; still part of the plan; included in the team’s load for the PI (Program Increment) — but will not be penalized if not achieved… this situation happens when there are too much unknowns… impossible to commit to… but it is not a case of ‘just in case the team got time to do it’. This mechanism — putting unpredictable work to the ‘uncommitted objective’ category– enhances the agile team’s program predictability measure by balancing planned committed work and planned uncommitted work.

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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