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These assets have been built up over our many years of supporting teams and organizations, as they move towards a SAFe way of working.  They are designed to help accelerate learning around the key principles and roles within the framework. 

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Lean Portfolio Management

Some great insights into the world of Lean Portfolio Management.  What it is? Why you would use it? plus some great articles and practical advice around:

  • Portfolio Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF)
  • An exploration of Epics
  • Managing Investments
  • Roadmapping and loads more…

SAFe Principles Cards

The SAFe® principles are very powerful but they can be quite hard for people to understand and therefore whole-heartedly support.

To this end we have produced a set of poker-sized cards that we believe present the principles in a self-contained, readily accessible fashion — allowing executives, leaders, and team members to readily understand them and quickly assess their relevance…

Feature State Cards

A great, pocket-sized guide and checklist to help ensure you put just the right amount of effort into describing Features for your upcoming planning event.  The cards are explained in a super helpful four-part article series by our hugely experienced SAFe Fellow, Ian Spence.

Free Coaching Videos

Looking for more information on how businesses can achieve agility at scale? Need to understand the practicalities of LPM, but need to understand what to do when things go wrong? Visit our free tutorial video series homepage.

Recorded by SAFe™ Fellows, these video series are excerpts of genuine private enterprise coaching content. Sit back and let our experts take you through the realities of agile at scale in practice.

Free Coaching Card Hub

Ivar Jacobson International is expert at a number of great practices and frameworks. We have created a coaching card hub of completely free downloads, to help you and your teams in your journey to agility.

Whatever your favoured framework, our resources include: Essence, Spotify, SAFe, Scrum and [email protected] 

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Search for the key words that you are interested in, then dive into our extensive selection of articles, white-papers, blogs and more! All free to watch or download.

 

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Managing Agile Investments

When and where should projects and agile teams meet?  How much extra do you need to invest to improve the flow of value? Are you new to Participatory Budgeting and Portfolio Flow? This series of blogs by SAFe Fellow and SPCT Brian Tucker, can answer your questions!

Managing Agile Investments

Measure What Counts

Many organization struggle with showing how they have become better, faster, cheaper businesses, or that their customers, users and other stakeholders are happier since going agile? In this paper by our Chief Scientist, SPCT and SAFe Fellow;  Ian Spence, see how to establish a set of actionable measures to drive the change and inspire the teams!

The Expert PI Planning Series

This series of four articles can help you prepare for PI Planning like a pro. Starting with the age old question that comes up at every PI Planning exercise.. “Why have objectives, when we have committed to features?”. This article gets to the core of “mission planning” through effective PI objectives. 

  1. Why do we need PI Objectives when we have Features?
  2. Writing good PI Objectives
  3. PI Objectives and the PI Planning Process
  4. PI Objectives Beyond PI Planning: Reaffirming and Monitoring Your Commitments
PI Objectives

How Many Features to Take to PI Planning

One of the popular questions Product Management teams ask of our consultants, when they are about to launch their first SAFe® train is “How Many Features do I take to the first PI Planning event?”

SAFe® training it recommends that teams have their “top 10 features” ready as input into their first big room planning event, but trains vary in size and complexity. This article considers the reality, as seen by our consultants, to help you be prepared for your train launch

Dispersed PI Planning & How to Prepare

This short series of articles on Facilitating Dispersed Planning Events focuses on what organizations need to have considered and prepared ,prior to conducting a dispersed planning event rather than explicit instruction on how to do it.

Kill All Methods - Free the Practices

Listen to Dr. Ivar Jacobson deliver his at a keynote address at SECR. He revisited the history of methods and explained why we need to break out of our repetitive dysfunctional behavior, and introduced Essence.

Product Ownership Healthcheck

Product Ownership Health Check Guide

Key to realizing benefits from agile is strong customer representation through empowered Product Ownership – to guide the team in delivering a solution that maximizes end-user value. This is also often the hardest agile practice to get working effectively, because of its novelty for many stepping into the role, and because of the challenges in balancing time commitments with existing business responsibilities, and combining incisive decision-making with broad-based stakeholder representation and negotiation.

Our Product Ownership Health Check provides a simple but powerful tool to assess the health of this critical capability, and highlight remedial actions and  improvement opportunities.
 

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We are here to help.  Whether you are establishing a Lean Portfolio,  prepping and facilitating a big room planning event, or just need to get better at SAFe-style team level agile practices, we have experts that have been there before and can help short-cut your endeavors. We help customers around the globe!

Get Certified

Training is a huge part of any successful move to SAFe.  We have trained thousands of students in SAFe, both via our Public Training Academy, or via dedicated private client-specific courses.  Our team of hugely experienced trainers can cover all the current Scaled Agile training course offerings either face-to-face or remotely via electronic means. Alternative if you have approximately 8 or more people in your organization ready to learn and get going with the Scaled Agile Framework, we can run in-house courses for you.

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