Slow Down

In SAFe, there’s an IP Iteration — the last Iteration in a Planning Interval (PI). This is where, among other things, we focus on Innovation… and Planning for the next PI.

It has a “Slow Down” effect… a needed “Oasis” between long Planning Intervals.

After the 2-day Punta Fuego trip, there is an upcoming three-day long trip ahead of us. We needed an “Oasis” between these long trips. We had to slow down.

So, we had the following “Oasis”:


Went to “Fully Booked” — found and bought great books to read
Took our time eating breakfast
Relaxed at the nearby Starbucks
Believe it or not, there is a Church in the mall… so we went there
Had Evening Cocktail at Seda

At Greenbelt, Makati:

Had afternoon tea at The Peninsula Manila
Visited the Ayala Museum — a must see
Enjoyed the Café at the Ayala Museum

Key Idea: Slow down… delight in the things you can see only when you slow down. Use your IP Iteration! This is, among other things, the oasis of the mind…

There are more ideas like this in my two books — both are available for purchase on Amazon.

SAFe (6.0) Is Like…
This reached “#1 New Release” and “#1 Best Seller” on Amazon

SAFe 6.0 Practice
My new book, released on October 15, 2023. Part II of SAFe (6.0) Is Like…



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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