Month: June 2016

SAFe Update – an awesome new essentials window

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There was an update on the SAFe on June 23, 2016 where the good folks at Scaled Agile released a simplified version of the SAFe Big Picture. This new tool will make it easier to introduce the Scaled Agile Framework for the Enterprise to folks whom are not familiar with it. Read the rest of this entry »

Committing to Sprint Goals

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Is your Scrum team developing a solid set of goals for each sprint? If you are doing so how well is the team meeting the commitment?

Sprint goals are the most important first step in planning any sprint in Scrum. The Scrum team must come up with a set of goals to aspire to during the sprint. Without defined goals, the focus will land on simply achievement of completing the stories planned or a number of story points (or sizes of t-shirts or animals, whatever).

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Jem D’jelal: S O R R Y. Military talk is NOT agile.

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on LinkedIn June 18, 2016.

Jem D'jelal Jem D’jelal Coaching individuals & teams to find “better” ways of working.


Where are you leading people on Agile Frameworks?

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Are you misleading people about Agile, Scrum and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)?

This past week (and for years) I have experienced several people and even a fairly well known “agile tool space” vendor passing misinformation around about Agile, Scrum and the Scaled Agile Framework for the Enterprise (SAFe). The offending parties, in the context of their misrepresentations, are attacking the Scrum framework and the SAFe. Labeling them as processes!

To what end?

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