Organizations have been using Agile methodologies for years to deliver more value to their customers in less time. Most organizations are complex systems that require collaboration and coordination across multiple delivery teams. This two-day class will show you how to do it well. Additionally, when other areas of your company are not leveraging Agile, the ability to skyrocket results becomes a daunting task. You will learn how to handle these hurdles in this class. The SAFe framework, developed by Dean Leffingwell, outlines an approach to help organizations harness the power of Agile across delivery teams and your full organization.
Learn how the framework supports Lean Thinking, Agile Development and Architecture, SAFe ScrumXP, Agile Release Train, Agile Portfolio Management and Scaling Leadership
Leverage the power of Lean Thinking Manager-Teachers in support of your Agile teams, switching your leadership from arol to atas
Rapidly pull together various agile and non-agile development teams into a progressively managedRelease Trai focused on common delivery cadence while successfully keeping integration points and dependencies in check
Understand the Principles of Product Development Flow and how to achieve maximum business value in the time available
Involve and collaborate across all the layers of your organization to enable teams to deliver complex, cross-functional features in 10-12 week increments
Effectively integrate architecture and other shared services into an Agile delivery process
Improve the communication and focus of your organizatios Agile implementation
Infuse Agile into your entire organizationot just your IT delivery teams
Leverage the value of lightweight business cases
Learn to commit to objectives instead of a set-in-stone plan
Understand and implement the Weighted Shortest Job First economic prioritization method to always prioritize and deliver the most valuable features first
Learn how to lead an effective Inspect and Adapt Workshop using root cause analysis methods such as 5 Whs, the Fishbone Diagram and Pareto Charts
Earn your requirement for the Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SA) certification
Who Can Benefit
This course is beneficial to all members on an Agile team, but it is primarily oriented towards those leading the efforts to adopt and scale Lean and Agile principles and practices via the Scaled Agile Framework.
This course is ideally suited for managers, program managers, coaches, and anyone helping lead the SAFe implementation.
1. What is SAFe?
SAFe Implementation Strategy
History of SAFe
SAFe Core Values
2. Lean Thinking
House of Quality
Optimal Batch Size
Product Development Flow
Controlling Flow Under Uncertainty
Value Stream Mapping
3. Agile Development
Accelerating Value Delivery
Brief Agile Overview
4. SAFe at the Team Level
Overview of Scrum plus XP in SAFe
Roles in ScrumXP
The Power of 'Ba'
Backlog Sizing and Estimating
Estimating and Planning
Code Quality and Continuous Integration
5. SAFe at the Program Level
What is an ART?
What are the Rules of an ART?
What new Roles are added?
Identifying ART opportunities
Program Vision and Roadmap
Optimal ROI and the Economics of the Cost of Delay
ART Duration Estimating
Release Planning and Managing the Train
6. SAFe at the Portfolio Level
What is Portfolio Program Management (PPM)?
What is PPM's role in Strategy and Investment Funding?
What is PPM's role in Governance?
Dealing with Legacy Mindsets
7. Agile Architecture
Architecture in SAFe
ART and System Architecture
7 Principles of Agile Architecture
SAFe's Architectural Runway
8. Scaling Leadership How to scale Lean and Agile leadership across the enterprise.