Scaling Frameworks

User stories are integral to SAFe

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Contrary to a recent post from a SAFe competitor, the various SAFe course materials include many examples of user stories from user personas as well as examples from system personas.

This post was very easy to disprove by looking only into two SAFe courses, SAFe for Teams 5.0 and POPM 5.0 where they have over 10 story examples, respectively. In the current versions of the courses, and in previous versions. Additionally, SAFe has available a Story Writing Workshop that includes many, many more examples of stories and guidance on how to write quality stories.

All of the courseware supporting Team & Technical Agility includes guidance tools such as “The Three C’s”, decomposition patterns, explanations of how to use personas, Lean UX, et cetera. We even reference Mike Cohn’s work in several cases.

Additionally, not every SAFe course needs to have explanations of user stories/stories as the courses are role based. To learn more read the 12 articles on the SAFe Implementation Roadmap.

Sorry, Dov Tsal, but your assertions about the SAFe in this case are incorrect. Good effort though.

Debunking more SAFe® misconceptions 10x – The Scrum master

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In this short article we will prove the poorly crafted argument about the Scrum master role in SAFe incorrect as posited in the “Remove Scrum from SAFe” petition. I’m not really writing this to defeat the arguments presented in the petition because any rational person who looks into the details will come to the conclusion that the petition is 1.) wrong 2.) inconsistent 3.) factually incorrect. My goal here is more to take the opportunity to educate folks on the SAFe so that they will have more knowledge of how to use the #1 scaling framework in industry to improve business results and outcomes.

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Agile Online Summit 2019

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For those of you that are not aware of this great virtual conference, be in the know! It is that time again where Tom Henricksen is organizing speakers on all topics Agile, including transformation, scaling, tooling, and of course the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises.

Yours truly and blogagility.com have supported the summit since 2017 and it has been a joy to work with Tom.

So, check out the schedule to be released soon and be sure to join all of the presenters in learning and growing your agile knowledge and skills.

Agile Online Summit 2019

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How do you know if your Consultant/Coach has an Agile mindset? | LinkedIn

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Interesting topic. What do you do with “Agile” coaches who are incapable of displaying the values of Agile?

Source: How do you know if your Consultant/Coach has an Agile mindset? | LinkedIn

Representing the Customer – Scaling Frameworks

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Someone who claims expertise in and loves to play the agile game of thrones recently posted an article on Forbes.com about the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises (SAFe). Of particular interest the author took the time to denigrate the SAFe by knocking it for not having a focus on the customer. In fact, the author, Denning, specifically states that he is worried because, “the customer is almost absent.” Denning even went through the effort to point out that the SAFe “only” has the customer represented by this little icon in the Large Solution space.

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