Funding Capacity

SAFe’s ‘Funding Model’ Not ‘As Easy As Pie’. Part III

SAFe’s ‘Funding Model’ Not ‘As Easy As Pie’. Part III

SAFe advocates this funding model: 'Fund Value Streams, not Projects'. Let's step back... to get a better perspective... a big picture of this matter. According to SAFe, 'Value Streams represent the series of steps that an organization uses to build Solutions that provide a continuous flow of value to a customer.' There are two types of Value Streams: 1) Operational Value Stream; 2) Development Value Stream. Here are how things are Operational Value Stream is where you see people operate/use the system. Development Value Stream is behind the Operational Value Stream... or, some would say, Development Value Stream sits on…
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SAFe’s ‘Funding Model’ Not ‘As Easy As Pie’. Part II

To have a holistic view of this matter, let's go back to the beginning. 1969 was the year when Project Management Institute (PMI) -- the world's leading professional organization for project management-- was founded. Professional Project Management now has educational and certifying body. Millions of memberships followed... around the world! PMI's book, Project Management Book Of Knowledge (PMBOK), is so popular...it has been translated in major languages... and millions of copies sold worldwide. Project Management is engrained to people and organizations worldwide. Going into year 2019, that is 50 years of professional project management engrained in people's minds and their…
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Funding Capacity… an Analogy

Funding Capacity… an Analogy

In this series, we explore one of the most difficult mindset shifts in lean-agile transformation: Funding Capacity -- by way of funding the value stream -- instead of projects. Since it is difficult to grasp, an analogy might help illustrate the point of funding capacity... and stop thinking and planning about funding projects. To be continued...
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