Hope you all had a great holiday season. I had two significant opportunities to let you all know about:
- The Net Objectives Essentials Program provides targeted training courses explicitly designed for organizations that want to drive their own transformation with minimal reliance on outside help. We’ve combined training in Agile leadership, requirements and planning essentials with our groundbreaking Coaching Academy to create a fast-track roadmap enabling you to train your own people to drive and support your own Agile journey. And from start to finish, you’ll have access to our information portal, where Net Objectives has made available the collected knowledge and lessons learned of our over 15 years of Lean-Agile transformations. Check it out.
Our new Technical Excellence Curriculum for SAFe® provides development focused training to help you ensure you deliver quality code at the team level while leveraging SAFe to deliver the benefits of Agile at Scale. Offerings include Architecting in a Scaled Agile Framework® Environment, SAFe® with Acceptance Test-Driven Development, and Kanban in SAFe® for Shared Services.
Other Events and Blogs
We also have upcoming 1-day courses on Agile at Scale in Milwaukee and Charlotte - see details below. This is your last chance to register for these courses coming up next week in Milwaukee January 26, and Charlotte January 31!
Al Shalloway and Iqbal Singh will be giving Accelerate customer value realization and enterprise innovation - aligning funding, lean-requirements, and innovation initiatives prior to the Business Agility 2017 inaugural conference in New York - specifics below.
We also have new blog posts:
- In What Is and What Is to Be: Minimum Business Increments and Stories, Ken Pugh describes all elements of a system when changes are made from the system's perspective (what changes need to be made) and from the workflow perspective (how the bundles of changes are to be made).
- Ken Pugh further shows how a simple model of a value stream can be used as the basis for more complicated models in larger systems and how doneness focused processes and agile at scale align with the model in The Five D Value Stream – Discover, Decide, Detail, Develop, and Deploy.
- In the first of a three-part blog Manual Test Automation - Part 1, Maurizio Mancini defines Test Automation, then suggests an organization should first ask “Why are we doing Test Automation?", and further "Do we have a clear and defined goal of what we expect out of Test Automation?"
Finally, if you are in Seattle, Charlotte, Milwaukee, or Washington DC and would like to host one of our seminars, please let me know.
CEO, Net Objectives
SAFe® SPC Trainer