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Learn more about the SAFe, or Scaled Agile Framework, methodology and how it supports enterprise agility and scaling lean agile practices.

Are you ready for SAFe? 5 questions to help you decide today!

If you have been working with Scrum or Kanban, or any other Agile approach, I am willing to bet that you have at least heard about SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework). There are different opinions about...

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Essential Skills of Effective System Team Product Owners – Part 1

Identifying the Product Owner (PO) for the System Team can sometimes be not as straightforward as it can be for other teams in Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Here we explore what you need to consider...

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Is Being A Scrum Master Boring You? 5 Tips To Reenergize Yourself

If you have been a Scrum Master for the same team for at least six months, I have a feeling your level of excitement for the job may no longer be the same as it...

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From Scrum Master to SAFe Scrum Master – 3 Keys to Success

You have achieved many successes as a Scrum Master for a small team. Your team respects and appreciates you for guiding them through the early struggles and headaches of learning a whole new way of...

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15th Annual State of Agile Report – 5 Key Things You Need To Know

Over the past few years, I have gained unique insights from the State of Agile Report regarding industry trends. The reason that I pay close attention to this is that change is happening so rapidly...

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From Scrum Master to Release Train Engineer – 3 Keys to Success

If you are reading this, you are most likely a Scrum Master who has been relatively successful within at least a few Scrum teams, and are faced with an exciting decision: Should I pursue (or...

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Why Release Train Engineers Must Prioritize Relationship Building

One of the key tenets that makes enterprise agility possible is that everyone involved in an organization can and should act as a leader in some sense. Various roles obviously take on more leadership responsibilities,...

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Sprint Retrospective vs. SAFe Iteration Retrospective –
3 Big Differences You Need to Know

If you are familiar with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), you should be aware of the many similarities that SAFe has with Scrum in terms of specific practices. With exception of some of the terminology (i.e....

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Agile Change Management – 3 Tips for your Agile Adoption

Recently, I have been studying how people, teams, and organizations respond to change. This may seem surprising, but I have found the human side of Agile to be the one aspect that is most often...

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Lean Portfolio Management Blog Series Part 2: Strategic Alignment

Strategies for shifting from “imitation LPM” to “real LPM.” In the previous installment of this blog series we provided an overview of the signs of imitation Lean Portfolio Management (LPM). In this state, organizations have...

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Lean Portfolio Management Blog Series Part 4: Tooling

In the previous articles in this series, we’ve discussed the dangers of “imitation” lean portfolio management (LPM), the steps required to set up effective LPM in your organization, and the importance of connecting all levels...

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Lean Portfolio Management Blog Series Part 3: Organizing for Value

Organizing teams to shift from “imitation LPM” to “real LPM.” In the previous installment of this blog series, we discussed how organizations implementing LPM treat strategy and some of the signs of imitation LPM in...

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