SAFe for Small Value Streams – The Portfolio Level and Wrapping It Up

Apr 7, 2015 8:10:00 AM / by Brian posted in Small Value Streams, Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe

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At the Portfolio Level, there are really no significant impacts for SVS pattern organizations. We still use Kanban systems to manage the business epic and architecture epic pipelines that flow into each of the Agile Release Trains (ART’s). In SVS pattern organizations, we still have high value in..

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We are speaking at Continuous Delivery Summit (CD Summit) in Washington DC!

Oct 24, 2014 2:27:00 AM / by Naeem Hussain posted in DevOPs, Continuous Business Value Delivery, Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe

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We are happy to announce that Naeem and Brian will be speaking at CD Summit on Wednesday, November 19th. Our session is called "Realizing Continuous Delivery: From Startups to Large Enterprises" - so take a look!

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SAFe for Small Value Streams – Small Value Stream Pattern Explained

Apr 7, 2013 8:47:00 AM / by Brian posted in Small Value Streams, Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe, Agile Organization, scaled agile

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To get grounded on what the Small Value Stream (SVS) pattern looks like, I will describe what SVS’s (1 – 4 teams, roughly 7 – 35 team members) look like.

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SAFe for Small Value Streams – The Program Level

Apr 7, 2013 8:35:00 AM / by Brian posted in Small Value Streams, Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe

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When considering the Program Level of SAFe applied to Small Value Streams (SVS's - see the first article in the series for an introduction to SVS's), I will describe SAFe elements that "work out of the box" and those challenges that SAFe brings and solves for SVS's.

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Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) for Companies with Small Value Streams

Apr 7, 2013 8:30:00 AM / by Brian posted in Small Value Streams, Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe

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Last year, I got inspired to read Dean Leffingwell’s “Agile Software Requirements” book. As I read Dean’s concepts (better known as the Scaled Agile Framework™ - or SAFe for short), it was obvious to me that we had independently arrived at similar framework-level solutions to scale agile and move..

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SAFe for Small Value Streams – The Team Level

Apr 7, 2013 8:24:00 AM / by Brian posted in Small Value Streams, Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe

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One of the great parts of the SAFe framework is the emphasis on usage of industry standard practices like Scrum and XP (Continuous Integration, Pair Programming, Test-Driven Development, and Acceptance Test Driven Development) at this level. Scrum provides the light framework for teams to deliver..

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SAFe for Small Value Streams – Business Intent Flow and Organizing to Deliver Program Level Features

Apr 7, 2013 8:11:00 AM / by Brian posted in Small Value Streams, SAFe

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Small Value Stream (SVS) pattern organizations have the largest portion of their product development flow starting locally with intent generated from within each SVS. Therefore, we can optimize the planning within any SVS by using the Vision, Roadmap, and Program Backlog elements of SAFe by..

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