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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Team Design Patterns – Feature teams supported by component teams

Jul 21, 2013 7:53:00 PM / by Brian posted in Agile Organizational Design, Scaled Agile Framework, Agile Organization, Scaling

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In the last article, I outlined the Large Feature Team pattern as a first alternative to the Ideal Team Structure (ITS) if your organization cannot make the immediate leap to the ITS when transitioning to agile solution delivery. In another article, I provided an overview of the concepts of ..

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Agile Organizational Design – Agile Software Delivery

Jun 25, 2013 7:15:00 AM / by Brian posted in Agile Organizational Design, Scaled Agile Framework, Agile Organization, Scaling, Agile Software Delivery

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Transforming to an agile software delivery model is filled with lots of challenges, especially when you are talking about solutions delivered in an organization of a large scale. In these large organizations, one of the most common practices to achieve perceived efficiency is to build an..

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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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