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What is SAFe?

What is SAFe?

To unlock the competitive advantages of an Business Agility the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is the result of an ongoing harvest of proven practices from all corners of business management synthesized as a solid framework. It’s a library of many smaller and larger ‘good practices’ from all layers of business, along with a highly intelligent attempt to roll them into one coherent approach to running an innovative business at scale. SAFe didn’t spontaneously appear one day. It draws on a long history of techniques and developments to fundamentally improve how we work and continues to grow and adapt as new methods are discovered. Find out why your organization might want to consider implementing SAFe.

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So you want to Scale Agile!

So you want to Scale Agile!

The fact that it’s widely seen as desirable doesn’t make Agile an easy thing to embrace – precisely for those big, established enterprises. As much as people loathe the bureaucracy and hierarchy that they’ve been brought up with as professionals, most people find it surprisingly difficult to let go of those habits, or to replace them with something so amorphous and initially unfamiliar.

So how do you do it? How to transform from a lumbering conventional corporation to a flexibly Agile organization? Which bottlenecks and drivers you can expect, when in the process? That is the subject of this white paper.

Looks to be a fun ride, doesn’t it? Read on…!

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Agile for Finance in Control

Agile for Finance in Control

As the business or financial controller of this increasingly Agile department or organization, there is reason for you to be doubtful of the Agile ways of working. If left unchecked, don’t these Agile ways of working threaten your ability to be in control? Don’t they hamper you in executing your role properly? You are still the controller, of course. Responsible for feeding and following the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle. For identifying of risks and opportunity and communicating them - enabling the enterprise to react properly when needed.

If this uneasiness feels familiar with you, you’re not the only one.

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Mastering Virtual Meetings

Mastering Virtual Meetings

Face-to-face communication is the most efficient and effective method of conveying information. However, there are times in which teams do not have a choice but to work entirely from home or other remote locations, which eliminates direct, face-to-face interactions among team members. This publication provides tips and tricks on how to keep your Agile events and meetings effective, even with a completely virtual workforce.  
  • Published by Gladwell Academy partner BlinkLane Consulting

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Distributed PI Planning Events

Distributed PI Planning Events

Individuals and Interaction over Processes and Tools is one of Agile’s core values. However, there are times in which we have no other choice than to work from home. Can that work in an Agile way of working? How can we keep the benefits of the face-to-face interactions and collaboration while working remotely? A PI planning event is an event where everyone is collocated and working closely together to stimulate interactions and alignment and involves gathering around physical boards to stimulate collaboration. Can we still successfully organize these events with a remote workforce? The answer is yes!  
  • Published by Gladwell Academy partner BlinkLane Consulting

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Managing Successful Transformations

Managing Successful Transformations

In a fast-changing world, the ability to transform is fundamental to a company’s survival. But this is easier said than done. The act of transformational change is a complex endeavor and needs a clear approach in order to be successful. BlinkLane has combined the successes and learnings of many large-scale transformations with well-known change management tools in a proven approach. They apply this approach, referred to as Managing Successful Transformations (MST), in various forms in change programs at our clients. This paper highlights the practices and some examples of the MST approach.  
  • Published by Gladwell Academy partner BlinkLane Consulting

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Continuous Innovation Framework (COIN)

Continuous Innovation Framework (COIN)

In this white paper, we will describe a phenomenon that anyone will recognize that has ever attempted to bring an innovative idea to business results inside an established, major organization. Then, we will pick apart that process and see what causes it to have that effect. Finally, we will describe an approach to reliably keep such innovative ideas alive as they grow inside a major corporate organization - until they are strong enough to bring real change. This approach is the Continuous Innovation Framework, or COIN for short.

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Agile, Scrum, SAFe and your career

Agile, Scrum, SAFe and your career

Ever wondered what Scrum and Agile ways of working might mean for your career?  We wrote the Agile, Scrum, SAFe and your career white paper to explain the possibilities that open up to you when your organization embraces an Agile framework such as Scrum or SAFe. What does it mean for conventional roles? What new roles are there, and which might suit your personality? Interesting? Download the white paper and see for yourself…      

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7 Habits of highly effective RTEs

7 Habits of highly effective RTEs

The role of Release Train Engineer (RTE, Chief Scrum Master) has only come into existence over the past decade or so. Its origins can be found in the Scrum Master’s role, in short: the coach operating in a single Agile Scrum Team, with roughly 7 +/-2 members. In this Whitepaper, Andres Jansen will elaborate the role, its possibilities and the habits that effective RTEs have in common. Release the trains! Contents of this White paper: 
  • RTE: A new role for a unique group of professionals
  • What goes wrong without an RTE on board?
  • What does the RTE do?
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective RTEs
  • Salary
  • Career Opportunities

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Agile Coach: Crucial for Transformations

Agile Coach: Crucial for Transformations

Do you see the role of an Agile Coach as a logical next step in your own career? You could be right. Not only in terms of content, because Agile clearly has a rich future in business, but also as a ‘transversal skill’: Coaching is a skill that can be useful throughout your professional life.     But what does it take to become a good Agile Coach?

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Agile @ Hardware

Agile @ Hardware

The advantages of working Agile have been a revolution for the world of software development - and following that, for much of the business world in general. From services firms to municipal governments, the promise of Agile ideas is irresistibly convincing.  In this white paper, Davar Azarmi and Ali Hajou will present these topics:
  • Why bring Agile ideas to hardware development?
  • Why not?
  • Agile methodology for the hardware environment
  • Product-centered and process-centered approaches
  • Case studies
  • The course ‘Agile for Hardware’
  • ‘Certified Hardware Agilist’
See also: Agile for Hardware 2019 Conference

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Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

The Scaled Agile framework has been developed to allow companies to apply the Agile principles at all levels of the organization. The Scaled Agile Framework and its implementation is a process of trial and error. It is a road full of dedication and demands commitment of those involved. However, it should also encourage several self-organizing teams to collaborate effectively so that it results in a successful product, which is not an easy task.

 

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enables organizations to organize, drive and control the agility of large projects, programs and their portfolios with all the advantages this entails. SAFe integrates Agile and Lean principles, allowing companies to implement major changes with results.

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