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How to Optimize Transparency Through Value Stream Mapping

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How to Optimize Transparency Through Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Identification and Mapping is one of the best tools used in SAFe that develops deeper transparency within your organization. However, Value Stream Mapping is also one of the tools most often skipped or...

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Presto-Bingo, You’re Agile!

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Presto-Bingo, You’re Agile!

Agile for Hardware Discussion Panel Recap On Tuesday July 28th, we hosted and participated in a virtual executive discussion panel on the topic of the cost of a defect in hardware. The focus of the...

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Four Keys to Organizational Transparency – Brought to You by Agile

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Four Keys to Organizational Transparency – Brought to You by Agile

Building trust takes time, restructuring around customer value takes more time, and changing culture, takes even more time. The success of each of these ongoing endeavors depends largely on transparency within an organization. When is...

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Achieving Business Agility in Systems Engineering (Part 2): The “New” Dual Vee

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Achieving Business Agility in Systems Engineering (Part 2): The “New” Dual Vee

Achieving Business Agility Welcome to the second article in a series of posts about how the key concepts of Agile can be leveraged in a Systems Engineering environment to help businesses on their agility journey....

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SAFe in a Nutshell – The Simplest Way to Understand SAFe

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SAFe in a Nutshell – The Simplest Way to Understand SAFe

SAFe is the most popular framework in use today to guide an organization’s efforts to scale agile practices beyond the team level. But, when people look into it for the first time, this is what...

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Risk Management and Compliance: Shift Left for Operational Transformation (Part 2)

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Risk Management and Compliance: Shift Left for Operational Transformation (Part 2)

Part 2: Compliance - a New Approach Compliance is the process of making sure that the applicable laws, regulations, ethical practices, and internal policies are followed for the organization. Achieving compliance is an on-going organizational...

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Which Solution Do You Need – Jira Align or Jira Foundation?

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Which Solution Do You Need – Jira Align or Jira Foundation?

When you’re in the midst of a home improvement project and realize you need a unique tool, you’ll probably jump in your car and visit the local hardware or home improvement store. While you’re there,...

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Risk Management and Compliance: Shift Left for Operational Transformation (Part 1)

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Risk Management and Compliance: Shift Left for Operational Transformation (Part 1)

Part 1: Compliance - A New Business Necessity Compliance is the process of making sure that the applicable laws, regulations, ethical practices, and internal policies are followed by the organization. Achieving compliance is an on-going...

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Achieving Business Agility in Systems Engineering (Part 1)

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Achieving Business Agility in Systems Engineering (Part 1)

Achieving Business Agility Today\'s businesses have multiple competing forces to contend with. There are changes in market dynamics, changes in workforce competition and competitor landscape, not to mention global influences. More companies than ever before...

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How Design Thinking Powers Agile Product Delivery in SAFe 5.0

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How Design Thinking Powers Agile Product Delivery in SAFe 5.0

If you’ve been using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) for a while now, the basics are pretty clear to you. And, while the recently released SAFe 5.0 is a significant update to the framework, most...

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The Power of Enterprise Level Reporting in Jira Align (Part 4 of 4)

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The Power of Enterprise Level Reporting in Jira Align (Part 4 of 4)

Please note: This is one in a four-part series on the powerful reporting capabilities offered through Atlassian Jira Align (formerly Agilecraft). The series will cover Jira Align reports of specific value to agile practitioners at...

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Effective Remote Management of Your Atlassian Tool Stack

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Effective Remote Management of Your Atlassian Tool Stack

The Atlassian Tool Stack is built to support large distributed teams. It’s therefore no big surprise that the tool stack itself can be effectively managed remotely. Whether you are an organization that is already working...

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