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

Agile

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

Business Agility

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

Agile

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

Agile

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

Agile

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

Agile

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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Do You need an SPC to be an Agile Coach? 3 Questions to Help You Decide Today!

Agile

Do You need an SPC to be an Agile Coach? 3 Questions to Help You Decide Today!

Recently, a former colleague of mine who is working as a Scrum Master ask me a question that I don’t hear often, “Do I need to get certified as an SPC to become an Agile...

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Lean Portfolio Management Blog Series Part 2: Strategic Alignment

Business Agility

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

Business Agility

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

Business Agility

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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Lean Portfolio Management Blog Series Part 1: An Overview

Business Agility

Lean Portfolio Management Blog Series Part 1: An Overview

  An overview on shifting from \"imitation LPM\" to \"real LPM.\"   Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) is supposed to be a world-changing paradigm shift that promises to boost productivity, time to market, quality, customer satisfaction,...

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Agile and DevOps – Which Scaled Agile Framework Works Best?

Agile

Agile and DevOps – Which Scaled Agile Framework Works Best?

If you are already running Agile/DevOps teams, sooner or later, you will reach a fork in the road where you need to decide how to scale your teams. By “scale”, it means that you seek...

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