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Scaled Agile Framework

Presentation by Ian Spence at Agile Warsaw

A simpler view of SAFe—Essential SAFe—was created to help even more teams to scale effectively. In this presentation Ian reviews:

  • The basics of scaling — what do we mean by scaling and when is SAFe applicable
  • Essential SAFe — what is it and how can it help
  • How to be safe with SAFe — how and when to go beyond the essentials

Visualisation Technique for Constructing & Understanding SAFe Program Backlogs

I was recently asked to help facilitate and to act as coach at a multi-day kick-off event for a new Agile Release Train (ART). The agenda initially looked a lot like that of the SAFe Program Increment (PI) Planning event, but there were immediate differences, the main one being a restricted attendee list due to ongoing team recruitment. The people in the room consisted largely of the SAFe Program level: Release Train Engineer (RTE), Product Management, Product Owner, Architecture, and a few Subject Matter Experts…


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