Transformation Blog Series: Part II - Organisation Structure and Organising around Value - Designing the ARTs

In this Part2 of the Transformation Blog series, Susan & Dean is discussing the positive impact of organizing around value and how this step creates a whole new perspective and how an organization can benefit from this foundational and principle based step for continuous improvement.



Susan Gibson

CEO & Co-Founder of Temenos + Agility, Thought Leader, SPCT and Transformation

Dean Leffingwell

SAFe Co-Founder, Chief Methodologist



Organize around the flow of value:

When the organization leadership, management, enablers, facilitators, and teams work together, we get a whole new perspective on how the value flows through the system. Agile Release Train (SAFe®  ART) helps us to create a virtual organization which allows us to see value flow and provides the construct for creating and delivering value faster.

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SAFe® Agile Release Train

ART - Agile Release Train - organizes and applies systems thinking, enabling a value-oriented organization structure (organized around the flow of value), end-to-end flow visibility based on the value-stream and transparency of the trigger, allow application of DevOps types of approaches to organization quickly for better communication, collaboration, automation, and cultural change.


Agile Release Train - Part2


Identifying Value Stream Trigger


Value Stream Trigger


Identifying the Value Stream


Value Stream Identification


General References:

Conway's Law


SAFe® References:

Value Stream


In the next Part III, we will discuss about Continuous Delivery Pipeline topic.


Links to Transformation Blog Series 

Part I: Organization Direction 
Highlights: Underestimating the Change
Duration: ~3mins

Part II: Organization Structure and Organizing around Value 
Highlights: Designing the Agile Release Train (ARTs) and Team Structure
Duration: 4mins40secs

Part III: Continuous Delivery Pipeline
Highlights: Importance of Releasing Value
Duration: ~3mins

Part IV: Technical Agility & DevOps
Highlights: Agile Software Engineering & DevOps
Duration: ~2mins

Next Step: Systems & Software Engineering and Next SAFe® 
Duration: ~2mins


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