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On Scaled Agile approches, interview with Yuval Yeret

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Yuval is coming to Stockholm to teach a Scaled Agile class (Implementing SAFe) in January. I know Yuval from the Kanban community from a number of years back. We invited him because we know he shares the same pragmatic view on things as we do in Crisp.  We made the interview in order for our audience to got to know him a little bit. I could think of no better way than putting him on the spot with a few tricky questions  🙂

Among them:

  • Can you elaborate on the pro’s/cons of different approaches to scaling? (LeSS, Large Scale Scrum, SAFEe, Enterprise kanban)
  • What should companies that goes down the path of SAFe pay more attention to?
  • If I do face resistance when applying scaling practices, what are my options?
  • What will I learn if I attend the SAFe class in January?

A key quote from the interview:

“If you don’t pay attention to the principles, the practices applied will deteriorate to ‘for show’

Case: Real World SAFe at SimCorp

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Not every company starts from a green field. Many carry legacy. So how do you kickstart Agile and get traction in an organisation with scale?  We can learn lessons from SimCorp,  a successful provider for asset management solutions, who runs 500 developers across 4 sites and went from 0 to 8 release trains in 14 months.  Here’s their story.

Interview – How SimCorp got going with Scaled Agile (12 min)

with Neil Cook

Presentation – Real World SAFe at SimCorp (from team to portfolio, across 8 relese trains in 14 months)

with Mattias Skarin

Agile Architecture with SAFe  – Evolving architecture in a scaled environment

with Jan Grape

 

psst: If you’d like to learn how you can get traction with your own Scaled Agile transition, join our  “Implementing SAFe  SPC4 class” in January 23-26. We have handpicked trainers with deep Agile experiences for the class, trainers that shares our pragmatic mindset.  You’ll also meet me and Jan Grape, so lots of opportunities to discuss Scaling challenges, regardless of you favourite choice of approach. Ds.

Real World SAFe – Leapfrogging a successful waterfall company into Scaled Agile

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The secret sauce? It’s all about experimenting, sometimes in hats 🙂

How do you leapfrog a successful waterfall company into Scaled Agile? How do you transition into Agile when you have legacy?

When your company is already successful in what it does and when it carries legacy, transitioning into Agile is a more complex challenge than starting off Agile in a green field environment. After all, companies that are successful in what they do (one way or another) tend to carry legacy. So we need to learn to improve in this kind of scenario too.

In this case study, I’ll walk through the steps SimCorp took to shift into Scaled Agile and the challenges they faced. You will also find deeper insights, such as how you can find your value streams, how we worked with the portfolio roadmap and some of the behavior shifts we look for when transitioning into a Lean/Agile environment.

You can download the case study here.

 

SAFe @ LEGO – Video from LKCE 2015

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Hi!

Here’s the video of our presentation  “Learnings from SAFe @ LEGO” at LKCE 2015.

 

psst: Meet LEGO f2f at this years Fastfeedback conference 2016 (Stockholm, Sept 21-22:nd). This years focus topic is “Strategy – Turning insight to action”.

 

Cheers

Mattias

Video – Learnings from applying SAFe @ LEGO

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Hi!

Here’s the video me and Eik’s presentation – “Learnings from SAFe @LEGO”  (presentation at LKCE – Lean Kanban Central Europe, Nov 2015).

Best quote: “..this looks exacly like what my 6 year son does in kindergarden” 🙂

Cheers

Mattias

LKCE 2015 Slides – Learnings from applying Safe @ LEGO

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lkce safe at lego

Just back from Lean Kanban Central Europe 2015. A great conference that keeps pushing the limits.

At the conference I gave a talk together with Eik aka “Captain Agile” from LEGO. We walked through how they introduced SAFe, how they involved other departments and most important, how they experimented their way forward.  (Me and Henrik iterated as coaches during the transition).

Here are the slides.

Cheers

Mattias