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Bringing eXperience Agile 2018 to you

21-May-2018 14:21:32 eXperience Agile Events SAFe

Come along to Portugal to attend one of the best events in the Agile Space .

 

We are excited to announce that Radtac are co-organising the eXperience Agile 2018 Conference with IDC, eXperience Agile will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on the 1st and 2nd of October, aiming to bring leaders from around the world to share industry best practices and strategies that can be applied across a variety of industries.

 

The history of eXperience Agile

Previously, eXperience Agile was known as Scrumday Portugal, where chairman Hugo Lourenco was bringing top Agile leaders to share their ideas on innovating Agile and increasing awareness of Agile practices in Portugal. However, after 3 years of successful events, the team decided that the event deserves to become a global one. At the same time, the organisers decided to extend the focus from just Scrum to other Agile practices.

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SAFe Practice Tips: CI/CD Part 3 - Continuous Deployment

02-May-2018 13:50:51 CI/CD SAFe How-To Agile IT

  

*This post is part of the series ‘SAFe Practice Tips’, which aims to offer helpful advice to anyone using SAFe.

 

Continuous Deployment

 

This is the final part to the CI/CD blog series where I discuss continuous integration, delivery & deployment, and the differences between them but also how they relate to one another. You can find the first and second part, discussing Continuous Integration and Continuous DeliveryThe last  practice we discuss is  Continuous Deployment (CDep).

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SAFe Practice Tips: CI/CD Part 2 - Continuous Delivery

25-Apr-2018 14:39:01 CI/CD SAFe How-To Agile IT

 

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SAFe Practice Tips: CI/CD Part 1- Continuous integration

17-Apr-2018 12:19:37 CI/CD SAFe How-To Agile IT

 

 

*This post is part of the series ‘SAFe Practice Tips’, which aims to offer helpful advice to anyone using SAFe.

 

This is the first part to the CI/CD blog series where I discuss continuous integration, delivery & deployment, and the differences between them but also how they relate to one another. This blog will help with enabling a smooth continuous journey for your team. The first practice we discuss is Continuous integration.

 

Where do I start?

 

First of all, CI/CD is not one thing.  When people start using the term "CI/CD" they are merging different things together, and while they are related (you can't have CD without CI) they are quite different in scope.  The CD acronym further complicates things by being ambiguous (see below).

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SAFe Practice Tips: Program Increment (PI) Planning Part 3

11-Apr-2018 11:10:00 How-To SAFe 4.5 SAFe PI Planning

*This post is part of the series ‘SAFe Practice Tips’, which aims to offer helpful advice to anyone using SAFe.

Here is the final part of the SAFe PI Planning Tips series where I discuss the Planning Retrospective. This is the final activity of the Program Increment (PI) Planning event. If you haven’t checked out our previous Tips of the SAFe Practice series you can check them out here: Part 1 and Part 2

 

“The RTE leads a brief retrospective for the PI planning event to capture what went well, what didn’t, and what can be done better next time.”  - Scaled Agile Framework

 

My experience with the PI is that, whilst energising and exhilarating, it also exhausting! By the time you get to the final confidence vote, people are ‘done’! They just want to get home.

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SAFe Practice Tips: Program Increment (PI) Planning Part 2

04-Apr-2018 16:19:51 How-To SAFe 4.5 SAFe PI Planning

*This post is part of the series ‘SAFe Practice Tips’, which aims to offer helpful advice to anyone using SAFe.

Here is the 2nd part of the SAFe® Practice Tips series, where I discuss Management Problem Solving, including thoughts from other SAFe practitioners. Also, I explain confidence voting and how the team can do this to help meet their objectives for the PI. If you haven’t checked out the previous parts of the series - read Tip 1 here and Tip 2 here.

 

As mentioned last time, PI Planning is essential to SAFe. If you are not doing PI Planning, you are not doing SAFe. These tips will enable you to do your PI planning in a better way.


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SAFe Practice Tips: Program Increment (PI) Planning

26-Mar-2018 14:26:04 How-To SAFe 4.5 SAFe PI Planning

*This post is part of the series ‘SAFe Practice Tips’, which aims to offer helpful advice to anyone using SAFe.

As a SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) I can’t remember how many PI Planning events I facilitated and attended last year. However, what I do know is that this is a seminal event in SAFe, which aims  to create alignment with the Teams, the Product Management, the Architects and Business Owners.

“Program Increment (PI) Planning is a cadence-based, face-to-face event that serves as the heartbeat of the Agile Release Train (ART), aligning all the teams on the ART to a shared mission and Vision.”

PI Planning is essential to SAFe - If you are not doing PI Planning, you are not doing SAFe.

Over the last 2 years, I have been experimenting with different techniques and practices which I thought I would share with you. The first one is regarding Business Context and Team Space

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SAFe Practice Tips: The Inspect and Adapt Workshop

As a SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer, I have launched many Agile Release Trains (ARTs) over the last two years in a variety of industries and countries. Every time, I look to try something new (an experiment) to see whether there is a better way of doing things.

So, through a series of blogs I am going to share some of those experiments that I have found really useful. Perhaps try them out for yourself and let me know how you get on.

Let’s start by looking at the Inspect and Adapt workshop which, after the PI Planning, is probably the most important event; it is where we remember Principle #12 from the Agile Manifesto:

“At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes  and adjusts its behaviour accordingly.”

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Diving into Leading SAFe Training: What is a course really like?

Have you ever wondered what a Leading SAFe Training Course would be like? In this blog post that’s exactly what you’ll be able to read.


First of all, what is SAFe®?

The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) helps businesses address the significant challenges of developing and delivering enterprise-class software and systems in the shortest sustainable lead time. It is an online, freely revealed knowledge base of proven success patterns for implementing Lean-Agile software and systems at enterprise scale.

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10 Questions with Dean Leffingwell, Creator of SAFe - Part IV

Darren Wilmshurst and Radtac had the great chance to run a Q&A session with Dean Leffingwell, creator of the Scaled Agile Framework. Dean’s answers on SAFe updates, implementation advice, challenges, and more are captured in a series of blog posts and short videos.

In the first video of the series, Deans answers questions on the future of the Scaled Agile Framework, and in the second episode Dean talks about the major impediments to implementing SAFe and the Leadership Challenge. In the third episode Darren and Dean talk about projects, project managers, Scrum and Kanban in SAFe environments.


This is the fourth and final part of the series - view the first part here, the second part here, and the third part here.

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In this fourth and final episode of our ‘10 Questions with Dean Leffingwell’ series, I’m talking to Dean about the appropriateness of using Agile and SAFe for legacy developments, compared to green field developments.

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