In this 90 minute webinar, we discussed the application of the martial arts learning paradigm to the transformation journey associated with the Scaled Agile Framework.
I often refer to SAFe as a very Shu-able framework meaning that it is built to be taught and learned. However, practitioners can get stuck in SHU if they don't evolve their practice. In this webinar, we will explore the Shu-Ha-Ri evolution with SAFe as the starting point.
Getting to Shu with SAFe: Learning the Basics
Stuck in Shu: SAFe is “just a framework”
Some Ha Adjustments to SAFe: Tweaking the Basics
Ri and SAFe: Transcending the Basics
You can watch the webinar recording here.
Getting to Shu
Achieving a high performing team of team doing product development
Stuck in Shu
Smells indicating that the framework is being followed as a prescription such as:
Using normalized story points beyond the initial PI
Breaking down features into stories in PI Planning meeting
Some tweaks on the safe basics:
Quarterly business reviews – SAFe sets the cadence
Product Owner Council – when the hierarchical Product Manager / Product Owner relationship doesn’t work
Metrics-driven continuous improvement at all levels of SAFe – an emerging trend
Communities of practice
Integrating SAFe / LeSS planning & review approach
Moving beyond the frameworks
SAFe is really good for a steady state development process – when do you swarm?
Thoughts from Spotify – Lean – Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) are good for Shu (learning); communities of practice are good for RI
Business Agility – approaches such as Hamel’s Micro-Enterprises flip the hierarchy