Leading SAFe™ with Net Objectives Extensions

NOTE: the venue for this course has changed. Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.

This 3-day course extends the standard Leading SAFe™ course with 7 topics.

The Leading SAFe™ courses provide the knowledge necessary to lead an enterprise agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework, with its underlying principles of lean thinking, and product development flow. You will leave with an understanding of how the principles and practices of the framework support Lean Thinking, Agile Development, SAFe ScrumXP, Agile Release Train, Agile Portfolio Management, Agile Architecture, and Scaling Leadership.

SAFe™ is a framework, intended as a starting point in the transition to effective Agile at scale. For many organizations, especially those with teams that must be shared across trains (e.g., database teams), SAFe needs to be extended right from the beginning. This course provides an additional day to cover those topics we’ve seen to be most helpful both to decide whether one should adopt SAFe and to actually implement it.

This 3-day course extends the standard Leading SAFe™ course with 7 topics.

  1. the importance of systems thinking in Scaled Agile
  2. additional practices on the role of the product manager
  3. using Kanban to incorporate shared services and dev-ops into SAFe™
  4. how to create teams when it doesn't look possible
  5. the use of Minimum Business Increments (MBIs) and Lean-Startup concepts in SAFe™
  6. going beyond practices - achieving outcomes
  7. a discussion of the enterprise portfolio and when to start there

Leading SAFe™ with Net Objectives Extensions is designed for those evaluating SAFe™ for their organization or for those wanting to learn more about SAFe™ and how it can solve the challenges shared services teams and dev-ops provide. This course is taught by Al Shalloway, an SPC trainer/thought leader, and Lean/Kanban thought leader.

Note: This course is an excellent course to bring in-house where discussions on how SAFe™ would be implemented can also be included.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply Lean, Agile and Product Development Flow Principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market, and quality
  • Apply the Scaled Agile Framework based on lecture, real-world examples, and insights by Scaled Agile experts
  • Understand the skills necessary for an Enterprise Transformation based on the information and examples presented, and additional recommended readings and resources
  • Gain the insights into the leadership skill most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers, and begin applying them in your context

Primary Audience:

Executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean|Agile change initiative in the larger software enterprise.

All the Details

Public Training Course
Nov. 4, 2014 5:00pm PST to Nov. 7, 2014 1:00am PST
Cost: Registration Past
The Cascade Room at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE

Seattle WA 98115 US
Questions or problems with registration or directions? Contact Mike Shalloway for assistance.
Presented By:
Net Objectives
PDUs: 21 PDUs Category B

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