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COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5
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COHAA LunchBox 10/30/2013: SAFe Foundations v2.5

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This is the presentation I gave on 10/30/2013 at the COHAA (Central Ohio Agile Association) lunch box in Columbus, OH.

This is the presentation I gave on 10/30/2013 at the COHAA (Central Ohio Agile Association) lunch box in Columbus, OH.

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  • 1. Foundations of the Scaled Agile Framework ® A Leadership Guide to Building the Lean|Agile Enterprise . . Training Coaching Delivery Services Alan Bustamante, SPC alan@xceleratepartners.com Mobile: +1.210.367.7680 Twitter: @alanbustamante www.xceleratepartners.com © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. ® Scaled Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. © 2008 - 2013Agile Framework is a trademark of Leffingwell, LLC. V2.5.1 1
  • 2. About Alan Bustamante Alan Bustamante is a certified SAFe Program Consultant and Trainer Alan Bustamante, SPC  13+ Years Software Delivery  Multi-Industry Client Base Services  SAFe Agilist (SA) certification through Leading SAFE training  Community Engagement  SAFe Practitioner (SP) certification through SAFe ScrumXP training  Mobile: +1.210.367.7680  Agile Release Train Quickstarts  Email: alan@xceleratepartners.com  Agile Coaching and Mentoring  Local and Global teams  Project and Program Rescue  Enquire about other training and consulting services © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 3
  • 3. Agenda SAFe Background & Underpinnings SAFe Core Values  Code Quality  Program Execution  Alignment  Transparency Next Steps © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 4
  • 4. SAFe Background and Underpinnings © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 5
  • 5. The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) The Scaled Agile Framework is a proven, publicly-facing framework for applying Lean and Agile practices at enterprise scale  Synchronizes alignment, collaboration and delivery  Well defined in books and now on the web  Scales successfully to large numbers of practitioners and teams Core values: 1. 2. 3. 4. Code Quality Program Execution Alignment Transparency http://ScaledAgileFramework.com © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 7
  • 6. Roots of the Scaled Agile Framework Iterative and Incremental Development Lean Thinking Agile Development Product Development Flow Field experience at enterprise scale © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 8
  • 7. Agile Process Movement SAFe Enterprises Nordstrom, Visa, Telstra, Nokia, BMC Software, John Deere, TradeStation Technologies, Tripwire, Discount Tire, Nokia Siemens Networks, ValPak… Enterprise Agility Agile (Adaptive) Processes Scrum, XP, Lean, Open UP, FDD, Crystal… Iterative Processes Spiral RAD RUP… Predictive Process 1970 1980 1990 2000 © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 2010 9
  • 8. Framework Creator: Dean Leffingwell  Creator: Scaled Agile Framework  Agile Enterprise Coach  Founder and CEO ProQuo, Inc., Internet identity  Senior VP Rational Software Responsible for Rational Unified Process (RUP) & Promulgation of UML To some of the world’s largest enterprises  Agile Executive Mentor BMC, John Deere  Founder/CEO Requisite, Inc. Makers of RequisitePro  Chief Methodologist Rally Software  Cofounder/Advisor  Founder/CEO Ping Identity, Roving Planet, Silver Creek Systems, Rally Software © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. RELA, Inc. Colorado MEDtech 10
  • 9. Contributors Associate Methodologist Principal Contributors Drew Jemilo Colin O’Neill Alex Yakyma Alan Shalloway Acknowledgements Enterprise Adopters © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. Community 11
  • 10. Detractors “The boys from RUP (Rational Unified Process) are back. Building on the profound failure of RUP, they are now pushing the Scaled Agile Framework (e) as a simple, one-size fits all approach to the agile organization.” - Ken Schwaber © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 12
  • 11. Early SAFe Adopters Case studies on the Scaled Agile Framework website © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 13
  • 12. SAFe Delivers Business Results Significant increase in employee engagement 30-50% faster time to market 20-50% increase in productivity 50%+ defect reduction © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 14
  • 13. Lean Thinking Provides the Tools We Need Respect for People Product Development Flow Kaizen © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 17
  • 14. Product Development Flow 1. Take an economic view Respect for People Product Development Flow Kaizen 2. Actively manage queues 3. Understand and exploit variability 4. Reduce batch sizes 5. Apply WIP constraints 6. Control flow under uncertainty: cadence and synchronization 7. Get feedback as fast as possible Reinertsen, Don. Principles of Product Development Flow 8. Decentralize control © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 18
  • 15. SAFe Core Values © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 27
  • 16. © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 28
  • 17. Agile Teams  Empowered, self-organizing, self-managing crossfunctional teams  Valuable, fully-tested software increments every two weeks  Scrum practices and XP-inspired technical practices  Teams operate under program vision, system, architecture and user experience guidance  Value description via User Stories © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 29
  • 18. Code Quality You can’t scale crappy code Agile Architecture Code Quality Provides: Continuous Integration Test-First Refactoring  Higher quality products and services, customer satisfaction  Predictability and integrity of software development  Development scalability Pair Work Collective Ownership  Higher development velocity, system performance and business agility  Ability to innovate © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 30
  • 19. Scale to the Program Level  Self-organizing, self-managing team-of-agile-teams  Continuous value delivery  Aligned to a common mission via a single backlog  Common sprint lengths and estimating  Face-to-face planning cadence for collaboration, alignment, synchronization, and assessment  Value description via Features and Benefits © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 32
  • 20. The Agile Release Train The ART is a long-lived, self-organizing team of agile teams that delivers solutions  A virtual organization of 5 – 12 teams (50-125 individuals) that plans, commits, and executes together  Common cadence and normalized story point estimating  Aligned to a common mission via a single program backlog  Operates under architectural and UX guidance  Frequently produces valuable and evaluate-able system-level solutions Define new functionality Implement Acceptance Test Deploy Repeat until further notice. Project chartering not required. © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 33
  • 21. Program Execution Agile Release Trains – self-organizing teams of agile teams – reliably and frequently deliver enterprise value  Driven by Vision and Roadmap  Lean, economic prioritization  Frequent, quality deliveries  Fast customer feedback  Fixed, reliable cadence  Regular Inspect and Adapt drives continuous improvement © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 34
  • 22. Develop on Cadence. Deliver on Demand. Development occurs on a fixed cadence. The business decides when value is released. Customer Preview Major Release Customer Upgrade Major Release New Feature Deliver on Demand PSI PSI PSI PSI PSI Develop on Cadence © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 35
  • 23. Product Manager - Product Owner Team SAFe scales content authority with a Product Manager-Product Owner Team 1  Owns Program Backlog  Defines features, PSIs, and releases  Owns pricing, licensing, ROI  Works with architects to prioritize architectural features 2..4 1..2 1  Owns Team backlog(s)  Defines sprints and stories  Accepts sprint increments  Includes refactors and redesigns in the backlog  Implements value  Integrates with other teams  Evolves design © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 36
  • 24. PSI Planning Agenda © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 38
  • 25. PSI Planning © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 39
  • 26. Planning Radiator © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 40
  • 27. PSI 2 Plan Review © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 41
  • 28. PS3 Plan Review © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 42
  • 29. Scale to the Portfolio  Centralized strategy, decentralized execution  Investment themes provide operating budgets for trains  Kanban systems provide portfolio visibility and WIP limits  Objective metrics support governance and kaizen  Value description via Business and Architectural Epics © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 46
  • 30. Epic Position Statement © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 47
  • 31. An Example © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 48
  • 32. Feature Mapping © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 49
  • 33. Alignment Alignment from Portfolio to Program to Team Alignment Business Owners  Clear content authority  Face-to-face planning  Aligned Team, Program and Business Owner objectives  Cross-team and crossprogram coordination  Architecture and UX guidance  Match demand to throughput © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 50
  • 34. Alignment to Investment Themes © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 51
  • 35. Program Portfolio Management SAFe provides transformational patterns to Lean|Agile PPM #1 Centralized control Decentralized decision-making #2 Project overload Demand management; continuous value flow #3 Detailed project plans Lightweight, epic-only business cases #4 Centralized annual planning Decentralized, rolling-wave planning #5 Work Breakdown Structure Agile estimating and planning #6 Project-based funding and control #7 Waterfall milestones Self-organizing, self-managing Agile Release Trains Objective, fact-based measures and milestones © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 52
  • 36. Transparency Transparency builds confidence, alignment and trust Transparency  All backlogs and progress visible to all stakeholders  Objective reporting based on working, tested, evaluated code  Everyone understands backlog, capacity, velocity, WIP  Management leads and fosters open environment © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 54
  • 37. Next Steps © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 55
  • 38. Learn Become a SAFe Lean Thinking Manager-Teacher Launch Agile Release Trains Leverage the Community  Browse the framework  Read the book  Build your expertise with training and certification  Accelerate value delivery with your first Agile Release Train  Get help from the experts at ScaledAgile.com and ScaledAgilePartners.com  Join the community at community.ScaledAgile.com © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 56
  • 39. Certification Paths © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 57
  • 40. Pilot - Leading SAFe Class For: Executives, Managers, and Internal or External Change Agents When: Thursday, 11/21 and Friday, 11/22 Where: Max Technical Training in Cincy Cost: $1,399 (which includes SA exam fee and licensing) Benefit: • Foundational and implementation knowledge for SAFe • Qualifies for SAFe Agilist (SA) exam • Qualifies for PMI PDU’s © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 60
  • 41. Thank You! Browse the Scaled Agile Framework Read Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise Get Training, Certification and Courseware from Scaled Agile Academy Get help on implementation strategy, and customizable Scaled Agile Process and Scaled Agile Framework Learn how to launch Agile Release Trains with the Agile Release Train Quickstart ScaledAgileFramework.com DeanLeffingwell.com/book-agile-software-requirements/ ScaledAgileAcademy.com XceleratePartners.com ScaledAgile.com/launch-agile-release-train Get help from the experts and the extensive service delivery partner community at Scaled Agile Partners XceleratePartners.com Join the Scaled Agile Framework community Community.ScaledAgileAcademy.com © 2008 - 2013 Scaled Agile, Inc. and Leffingwell, LLC. All rights reserved. 61

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