Scaled Agile Framework
Blazing the Trail – Successfully Scaling Agile in a Traditional Environment
Now moving into its third year since introducing the Scaled Agile Framework, the dbPalace team at Deutsche Bank is well beyond the roll-out and introduction phase and results have been significant – from a 35% increase in product delivery to a 50% reduction in defect leakage to faster on-boarding of new businesses – the team has achieved significant results winning multiple industry awards. Listen to the interview.
What are the worst things you can do to compromise a team’s agility when acting as a Product Manager and dealing with teams of teams? Well the number one problem is not behaving in an agile manner. It’s not a case of which technique to use. Read this fun and easy-to-read guide by Ian Spence.
A Four Part Webinar Series
Effective Product Management requires constant interaction with the customers and the developers, and awesome listening, negotiation, synthesis, communication and leadership skills, all of which can easily get lost if our focus is purely on which User Stories to focus on next. In this series of webinars, Ian Spence explores the value of treating Features as first class citizens as part of a hypothesis-driven approach, and how we can then use the analysis of these Features to improve our development value streams
So what does it mean for a Feature to be “Ready”? And just as importantly when do they need to be “Ready”?** Definition of Ready can be a dangerous thing leading to waterfall behavior and strict hand-overs between Product Owners and their teams. To help resolve these issues, IJI has developed a set of 6 mini-checklist cards that together define the lifecycle of a Feature to use when preparing features for PI Planning.
Easy to Use 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, IJI has produced a set of cards that we believe present the nine SAFe® principles in a self-contained, readily accessible fashion — allowing executives, leaders, and team members to readily understand them and quickly assess their relevance. This is something that is invaluable at any stage of a SAFe® adoption.
EM360 Interviews Ian Spence
In EM360’s Podcast interview, Ian speaks about his experiences of specialising in large-scale agile adoptions. Drawing on his expert knowledge, Ian has worked with hundreds of projects to introduce iterative and agile practices in sectors as diverse as government, telecommunications, finance, and internet start-ups.
Scaled Agile Announcement: January 30, 2018
Scaled Agile, Inc. today announced the induction of Ian Spence as a new Fellow into the SAFe Fellow program. The SAFe Fellow achievement is Scaled Agile’s most prestigious distinction, recognizing individuals who have exhibited the highest levels of thought leadership and transformational expertise for implementing the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe).
Ian met the SAFe Fellow requirements based on his ongoing contribution to the evolution of the Framework, his demonstrated success in implementing SAFe implementations in a broad range of industries and disciplines, and his willingness to share his expertise publicly through writing and speaking.