You and your colleagues have decided; it’s time to embrace the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) within your Jira environment. That was the easy part. Now comes the planning, development, and implementation. But what exactly does it take to carry out a SAFe rollout in Jira?
In part 6 of this series, you learned how to train your teams to lead up to your first ART launch. But just because SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) have trained the teams does not mean they are completely agile yet. The agile teams need practice to truly hone their skills, and the SPCs need to be available to harness those skills. For these reasons, the Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) should make a concentrated effort to coach agile execution. But what does that actually look like?
Everything we’ve talked about in this series previously has been conceptual. Today will be the first time in this implementation plan that we attempt to enact actual change in our teams. Creating our implementation plan will be the start of our actions.
In part 3 of our SAFe Implementation Roadmap series, we’re talking all about identifying Value Streams and ARTs. Value streams are the primary constructs for understanding, organizing, and delivering value in SAFe. ARTs contain all the people and items necessary to enhance the flow of value. Understanding how they both work at this stage of the process is essential to any SAFe implementation.
In this next installment SAFe Implementation Roadmap series, we’re going to be talking about training Lean-Agile personnel. Ultimately, organizations can’t make the move to SAFe without professional assistance. That means finding trained personnel who understand the basic principles of the lean-agile principle is of primary importance. To do this, an organization either has to choose to train personnel from within or hire consultants to help with the transition. The important part is that there are trained people in the organization before the change starts to take place.
The journey of SAFe implementation for your business can seem daunting. Knowing where to start and then actually using the tools may seem like a process fraught with complexity. But it doesn’t have to be because we’ve got you covered! Today we’re starting our SAFe Implementation Roadmap series in which we will take a look at each of the 12 steps in the SAFe Implementation Roadmap.
SAFe helps businesses enable their agile practices at scale. But what does scaling involve and how can you improve your business agility with SAFe? Read on to learn about the seven core competencies of Lean Enterprise to get you on the right track.
When companies are looking into implementing SAFe, more often than not, they are faced with SAFe resistance from within. To make the initial process as painless as possible for your organization, we’ve put together a plan to help you tackle SAFe resistance within your company.
To successfully drive your organizational change, you need to have a team. At first, this team might be external consultants, but over the long term, this will be your “Lean-Agile Change Agents.” This is the team that will provide the knowledge and engine to power your change. It is important that, organization-wide, everyone knows who the Lean-Agile Change Agents are to use this team as a resource when implementing SAFe and continue to use them as a resource after implementation.