The Elusive Agile Enterprise: 5 Leading Experts Tell You How to Get it Done
This is a great read if you ever find yourself having to explain the benefits of agility at scale to a skeptical front office. Dean Leffingwell joins four other experts to opine on the issues business leaders and PMOs face when considering Agile.
Slimming Down with Essential SAFe
In this CIO.com article, seasoned Agilist, Michael Dougherty, looks at Essential SAFe as a great first step to improving scaled delivery if your organization has not attempted it at all, or attempted and encountered too many obstacles.
"There's no shortcut for training and getting a full delivery commitment, but at least there is a 'quick start' approach to rolling out Essential SAFe and embarking on Agile Release Trains."
SAFe and Kanban: Why They’re Better Together
With the release of SAFe 4.0, Kanban is now a first class citizen and integrated at all levels of the Big Picture. LeanKit's Ajay Reddy points out that the much wider inclusion of Kanban in SAFe is a significant step forward, but unless your organization has a wider understanding of the change management properties of a well-organized Kanban system, this could remain an untapped opportunity. This article addresses multiple areas where Kanban can be leveraged effectively within SAFe.
Use Prototyping to Maximize UX Efficiency in SAFe
X Designer Dan DiCiuccio discusses rapid prototyping in the latest evolution of SAFe, and how this practice can be used from within a feature team of a SAFe construct. Topics include: When to Implement, Setting Up a Test, Running a Test, Testing Prototypes, and Synthesizing the Results.