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Darren Wilmshurst of Radtac Ltd Inducted into the SAFe® Fellow Program

01-May-2020 09:30:29 SAFe courses SAFe 5.0

The SAFe Fellow achievement represents the highest level of mastery and leadership in the practice and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®)

 

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Is Leading SAFe® required before taking an Implementing SAFe® class?

A question that the training team and I are often asked is "do I need to have completed a Leading SAFe® class before taking an Implementing SAFe® class". It's so frequently asked in fact that we thought it was a worthy topic for discussion and have put together a short article to answer this burning question!

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How do we use objectives in SAFe?

21-Apr-2020 09:15:00 SAFe SAFe 5.0

Lots of people that we work with struggle with Objectives regardless of their preferred delivery methodology or Framework. In this uncertain world we need to focus on outcomes more than outputs more than ever. The confusion can come from anywhere: too much detail, not enough detail, too many objectives.

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What do I do if someone wants to change a Feature mid Program Increment?

14-Apr-2020 10:15:00 SAFe SAFe 5.0

What do I do if someone wants to change a Feature mid Program Increment?

This question gets asked all the time in my Implementing SAFe class because this will always happen in real life; this is not a theoretical question and as such we need to know how to deal with it. 

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Where is the Project Manager in SAFe?

Where is the Project Manager in SAFe®? Is a question that I always get asked when delivering Implementing SAFe or indeed Leading SAFe; it is at this point I pause, sit down and have a discussion with the class.

The first question I ask is "Can someone define a Project for me?"

Answer: "It has a start and a finish i.e. it is a temporary organisation". 

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Who is the Product Owner for the System Team? - Part 3

02-Apr-2020 07:26:00 SAFe SAFe 5.0

In the final installment of articles looking at the role of the Product Owner and the System Team, we explore a common antipattern to watch out for and avoid, and closing thoughts with a quick win if you need to fill the role in a hurry. If you’ve missed the earlier versions, Part 1 that explored the System Team, the PO role and essential skills, and Part 2 which looked at where to find them and their development opportunities.

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Who is the Product Owner for the System Team? - Part 2

31-Mar-2020 07:24:00 SAFe SAFe 5.0

Intro

In part 1 of the blog, we discussed what the System Team is, what a PO for the System Team does and the essential skills for this role in relation to the System Team. Now we turn our attention, where you might find the Product Owner for the System Team, and no matter where you find them, that there will be some personal development needed to maximise their potential. 

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Who is the Product Owner for the System Team? - Part 1

27-Mar-2020 07:20:55 SAFe 5.0

Identifying the Product Owner for the System Team can sometimes be not as straightforward as it can be for other teams in Agile Release Trains (ART). Here we explore what you need to consider to make this a successful role. This is the first of a series of three articles that explores the role of the Product Owner in relation to the System Team and their essential skills. In the later articles, we will explore where you might find candidates for the role and how to plan their personal development to excel, followed by antipatterns to be aware of and some quick wins.

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