Why SAFe?

Why SAFe?

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a framework for scaling agility. It is clearly becoming popular with larger organisations, especially large software vendors producing ERP & core-banking solutions. It can also be used in large corporate IT environments that...
SAFe Adoption Tips

SAFe Adoption Tips

Make no mistake, adopting SAFe is a massive change for any organisation. The tips here are based on the experiences of a large organisation adopting SAFe over one and a half years. Easy “Sell” to Executives The very first thing is to get senior executive...
SAFe Adoption Strategies

SAFe Adoption Strategies

So, what is the strategy for adopting SAFe? The tips in this article are based on experiences of a large organisation adopting SAFe over one and a half years. Adoption Strategy #1 Big Bang This does not work. The enterprise will spend months putting in place tools and...
SAFe Risks

SAFe Risks

Here we explore some additional risks to SAFe adoption. This is based on one and a half years of SAFe adoption at a large software vendor, with 20+ teams building one product. These risks are in no particular sequence. One could also judge that these are generic risks...
SAFe Inconsistencies

SAFe Inconsistencies

SAFe is a fairly consistent framework and set of tools. Despite that there are a few important and interesting inconsistencies that transformations should be aware of. This is based on one and a half years of implementing SAFe at a large software vendor. The Role of...
SAFe Boards

SAFe Boards

Visualisation is one of the key benefits of any Agile approach. This is often done with physical boards. However it has to be appreciated with 20+ teams with six or seven domains that the number of boards gets quite demanding. Especially when items move from team to...