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How do Epics get work done? How do they get work done in a manner that respects the Lean/Agile Principles and Values rather than replicating the old processes.

Considering Epic Approval

What should you be considering when approving Epics? The Epic needs to be considered within the context of the Portfolio rather than in isolation. What is that wider portfolio context?

An exploration of the activities that an Epic Owner needs to perform to progress an Epic through it's lifecycle.

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PI Planning is a core mechanic within SAFe; it’s one of the few things that SAFe does that is unique to it amongst all the other scaling frameworks. This series of articles presents IJI's interpretation of how PI planning should be done and, maybe more importantly, why we think it should be done this way. This article covers retrospection and adaption of the PI Planning process and what to be wary of when adapting.

PI Planning

PI Planning is a core mechanic within SAFe; it’s one of the few things that SAFe does that is unique to it amongst all the other scaling frameworks. This series of articles presents IJI's interpretation of how PI planning should be done and, maybe more importantly, why we think it should be done this way. This article covers the principles that underpin PI Planning and the preparation necessary for PI Planning.

The third of three articles exploring organising around value. This article tackles Funding and Reporting; how does the organisation know whether the Development Value Streams are doing the right thing. For this to work the organisation needs to provide clarity on the destination the Development Value Streams should be heading for.

The second in a series of three articles exploring organising around value. This article tackles Development Value Stream Patterns; what are some of the common structural patterns that are seen when trying to organise around value.

The first in a series of three articles exploring organising around value. This article tackles Aligning Around Value; why you should align around value and some of the challenges that that presents to organisations that have not historically focused on value.

Portfolio Topologies

An exploration of the patterns that emerge for the structure of Portfolios and multiple Portfolios along with the scenarios to illustrate the decisions that might influence the necessity of multiple Portfolios.

Combined Portfolios

Can you have a Portfolio that combines both Operational and Development Value Streams? What are the challenges you might experience when attempting to setting up a Combined Portfolio?

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