If your technology group is 50-500 people & you think SAFe's too big for you & that Less doesn't have enough management then you are right.

July 3, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway
There is an alternative to being too heavy or too light &we've been doing it for over a decade. It's not a one-size fits all so writing it up is a bit difficult. But the process we use is straightforward:
 
  1. see where you are &educate leadership &product managmeent by demonstrating how quick value realization can be achieved
  2. work with product mgrs on identifying small chunks of value &write acceptance criteria for thin slices so they can be built quickly
  3. teach the teams how to write small storees with well defined scope and testable acceptance criteria
  4. coordinate teams with shared backlogs as needed
  5. do rolling planning events of 1-4 sprints that are focused on collaboration &dependency management so that you can achieve flow
  6. create visibility across the org so that people can align
 
there is more, of course.  
 
Step back &look at the alternatives:
  1. take lots of training about a framework you should be working in
  2. learn how to do the work by doing it & then deciding on your collaborative agreements
I like #2 best.
If you think that's a more reasonable approach, please message me I can show you why you are right
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Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 45 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas.



        

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