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The Complete Guide to Scaling Agile and SAFe for Business Agility


What is Scaling in Agile? Agile is a set of values and principles. Agile is an umbrella term for a group of iterative product development frameworks. Most organizations started their Agile journey with one of the frameworks mentioned above, and Scrum is the most popular one.

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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing


We’re honored to republish this blog post ‘Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing’ by Andrea Fryrear which was originally published in the Agile Sherpas blog! Anderson best articulated its application to software development, in 2013, in the foundational book Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business, and its adoption hasn’t been as universal as Scrum’s during the early days of Agile software development.

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Mastering the (new) Agile Coaching Mindset for the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)

International Institute for Learning

Another article written more from an Agile Practitioner’s perspective is RGP’s How Business Agility Helps You Thrive in the Age of Disruption. Brown, Director and Agile Coach at the Hartford Insurance. Business agility mindset begins with a mental shift.

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Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable

Leading Agile

Agile isn’t ever really about Agile. In our Business Drivers of Agility webinar series hosted by LeadingAgile CEO, Mike Cottmeyer, Mike dives deep into six key business drivers to uncover how Agile can enable organizations to connect these drivers to better business outcomes.

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10 Reasons Why Agile Transformations Fail – And How To Fix Them


Organizations generally start their transformation by piloting Agile frameworks and methods to provide autonomy to developers and product representatives and empower them to make relevant decisions around implementation. Top 10 Reasons Why Agile Transformations Fail.

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How do you implement SAFe agile in your organization?


Scaled Agile Framework has taken the corporate world by storm. 37% of the respondents reported that their organizations used SAFe to scale agile. Source: 15th State of Agile Survey. This is how SAFe came to be known as the dark horse among agile frameworks. Lean Thinking.

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 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Mike Cottmeyer explores the key attributes in each of the three systems necessary for making a success out of the otherwise complex tax of large scale Agile Transformation. And what we are is we’re a consultancy that’s focused on doing Agile Transformation specifically.

Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

This is Mike Cottmeyer's talk from AgileIndy 2021 on The Executive's Guide to Why Agile Transformation Fails. Announcer] This is Mike Cottmeyer’s talk from AgileIndy, 2021 on “Why Agile Transformation Fails.” It was always large scale agile stuff.

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Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

Listen to the Agile Unplugged Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to Agile Unplugged on: Apple Podcasts. Remember to subscribe and listen to Agile Unplugged on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Podbean—and watch each and every episode on YouTube , IGTV , and Facebook.

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Comprehensive Guide to Becoming A SAFe Agilist


Added to this is the complex problem of managing multiple agile teams. The question still stands as to how to make an organization agile so that different functions within the organization can work together and not in silos? Planning and execution through Agile Release Trains.

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The Roles and Responsibilities of a SAFe Agilist You Never Knew


It was circa 2011 when Dean Leffingwell decided to conceptualize the Scaled Agile Framework. SAFe is a knowledge base of proven, integrated principles, practices, and competencies for achieving business agility using Lean, Agile, Systems Thinking, and DevOps.

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SAFe Simply Explained (Part 1): Core Competencies and Principles


Agility should no longer be a new term for most project managers. High flexibility, adaptability and increased communication are just a few of the benefits that have led to significant improvements through the introduction of agile work processes in organizations. So agility in itself is nothing new for many companies. In most cases, however, previous experience is based only on the small-scale use of Scrum or other agile methods in individual departments. Go Lean! –

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SAFe 5.0 brief preview

Henny Portman

There are now seven core competencies that enable business agility. Some are reframed and restructured and two new competencies to expand SAFe to encompass the entire enterprise and enable business agility. The two new competencies are: Continuous Learning Culture (CLC) and Organizational Agility (OA). The old competence DevOps and Release on Demand is now called Agile Product Delivery. These teams adopt the Lean and Agile values, principles and practices.

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How to Pass Implementing SAFe SPC Training Exam in your First Attempt


If you aspire to become an Agile Coach and then need to lead the SAFe implementation in your organization, becoming a SAFe Program Consultant is the right choice. Thriving in the digital age with business agility (7%). Business Agility. Becoming a Lean-Agile leader (15%).

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System of Delivery: An Intro to Our Governance Model

Leading Agile

We talk about the goals of going agile. Just briefly, walking through this is you know: predictability, quality, early ROI, lower cost, innovation and product fit. Also, by having the work visible like this, and having our cadence of meetings and clarity of rules, we know what it means to be done with portfolio prioritization before we start writing code. There are many types of testing — the testing quadrants have been used broadly in the agile community.

Comparing Nexus and SAFe - Similarities, Differences, potential synergies

The Nexus group of teams is very similar to the Agile Release Train (ART) construct. Lean/Agile Leadership. The Nexus Sprint Review and the System Demo are similar events happening on a similar cadence - every several weeks (Sprint/Iteration).

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A Product Owner is an innovator at heart and thus a value creator for customers and organizations if given a chance to work in an agile manner. Roadmap planning is—like Product Backlog refinement—a continuous effort, just at an extended cadence.

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Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Leading to Failure

You can sign up here for the ‘Food for Agile Thought’ newsletter and join 30,000-plus other subscribers. The wave of agile transition projects, particularly in large, established organizations over recent years, has provided those frameworks with a tremendous tailwind.

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