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SAFe Participatory Budgeting Image - agile development budget management

This post is an exploration of whether you should be estimating Expense or Effort. Both are required from different processes within the Scaled Agile Framework and there is a route to convert between the two, but which should be the principal estimate and which the derivation?

In a flow based environment where teams pull work towards them an Epic can't dictate to the teams, which makes Epic roadmapping a challenge. This post explores the challenges of Epic Roadmaps and process through which they can be generated.

Portfolios need to build roadmaps to facilitate forecasting activities and to assess time-criticality during prioritisation. This post covers some practical facilitation techniques for Roadmapping activities.

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Portfolios need to build roadmaps to facilitate forecasting activities and to assess time-criticality during prioritisation. This post looks at why Portfolios need to build roadmaps and explores some of the challenges that Portfolio Level Roadmapping faces.

SAFe Participatory Budgeting Image

Portfolios are responsible for managing the funding. This post visualises the flow of money within a Lean Portfolio and what that money is pruchasing.

A SAFe Portfolio - Solution Focused Portfolios

A revised introduction to the Lean Portfolio within the Scaled Agile Framework. It builds the Portfolio up from first principles and showing how all the pieces fit together.

SAFe Participatory Budgeting Image

Portfolios are responsible for managing the funding. This post explores Participatory Budgeting, the suggested process within SAFe for determining the investment profile, the budgets, for the Development Value Streams within the Portfolio.

Portfolios are responsible for managing the funding. This post explores what happens when The Team gets funded and becomes a Value Steam.

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Portfolios are responsible for managing the funding. This post explores what happens when The Work gets funded and becomes a project.

Understanding EPIC Flow Diagram Image

Epics, the Portfolio Level work artefact, flow through the Portfolio processes but the flow can be very slow. This post explores whether the speed of flow, or lack of it, through the Portfolio poses a problem.

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