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Portfolio Epics with WSJF Sketch Image

The Scaled Agile Framework's recommended approach for prioritisation within the Portfolio is to use Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF), but there are some challenges when trying to run WSJF at the Portfolio level. This series of posts explores those challenges, with this post focusing on what happens when Predicted Duration is used within WSJF.

On The Nature Of Portfolios

The Scaled Agile Framework's recommended approach for prioritisation within the Portfolio is to use Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF), but there are some challenges when trying to run WSJF at the Portfolio level. This series of posts explores those challenges, with this post focusing on what happens when Total Epic Effort is used within WSJF.

Navigating towards achievable objectives

The management review forms a key check-point mid-way through a PI Planning event that allows the stakeholders and facilitators of the event to offer sensible steering to the teams within the train. In this short set of blog posts we’ll share our approach to the management review and whilst it is impossible to predict what might happen in a planning event we can share some of our stories to highlight the sort of challenges that organisations might face.

Navigating towards achievable objectives

The management review forms a key check-point mid-way through a PI Planning event that allows the stakeholders and facilitators of the event to offer sensible steering to the teams within the train. In this short set of blog posts we’ll share our approach to the management review and whilst it is impossible to predict what might happen in a planning event we can share some of our stories to highlight the sort of challenges that organisations might face.

Navigating towards achievable objectives

The management review forms a key check-point mid-way through a PI Planning event that allows the stakeholders and facilitators of the event to offer sensible steering to the teams within the train. In this short set of blog posts we’ll share our approach to the management review and whilst it is impossible to predict what might happen in a planning event we can share some of our stories to highlight the sort of challenges that organisations might face.

On The Nature Of Portfolios pencil sketch image

This post looks at the specturm of styles of Lean Portfolio that might be encountered and examines what drives the style of a Lean Portfolio.

On The Nature Of Portfolios

An introduction to the Lean Portfolio within the Scaled Agile Framework building up from first principles and showing how all the pieces fit together.

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A look at the subtleties within the Weight Shortest Job First prioritisation mechanic.

Dispersed PI Planning Diagram

With more and more people working from home, many organisations that have adopted SAFe® are having to adapt their processes in order to accommodate completely dispersed teams.

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This year has bought us a new major revision of SAFe® with an emphasis on business agility and, as a consequence of this, an additional 10th Principle. Our familiar SAFe® Principle Cards have been updated as well as the specialisations which put the principles in the context of the roles within SAFe®.

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