In August 2017, Skandia began their transformation to a Scaled Agile way of working using SAFe® with the support of Ivar Jacobson International (IJI). Prior to the programme, Skandia’s work culture was very much a centralized, plan driven over analytical approach. Since the introduction of the Scaled Agile Framework from IJI, they have changed to a ‘let’s get going’, experiment, trim and adjust approach that has impacted the entire business in very positive ways.
Webcasts & videos
The dbPalace team and IJI’s SAFe Fellow Ian Spence share their thoughts on the team’s successes and how globally dispersed self-managing/self-improving teams introduced significant, notable change - programme increment by programme increment.
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
The Critical Roles Executives, Product Managers and Release Train Engineers play in Enterprise scale agile software development.
In May 2017, agile leaders from the banking, insurance, telecom, technology and publishing sectors gathered with Ivar Jacobson International (IJI) at the Tower of London to discuss the important role executives, product managers and release trains engineers play in a successful agile transformation programme. With clients from Deutsche Bank, SimCorp and Mastercard participating in the panel discussions, guests heard first-hand what it really means to adopt, resource and carry out these roles in large, often quite traditional, internal software development organisations.
Better Predictability of Delivery and Closer Connectivity to the Customer
- Better quality and better predictability of delivery
- The entire product division talking the same language using the same concepts
- More responsive delivery with the ability to demo features to clients as the teams are developing them