Developed by Dean Leffingwell, the Scaled Agile Framework is a structured and prescriptive framework that helps organisations on their agility journey.
We talk a lot about self-organisation, autonomy and empowerment. While this is a good start it is not sufficient to achieve the organisational goals and deliver the agility that the organisation is after.
Agile teams will learn and improve how they deliver their work through increasing the number of feedback loops, shortening the time to feedback, transparency of how they work and what they work on built on frequent inspection and adaptation.
Business agility requires the coordination and synchronisation across many teams aligned across the value stream. Scaled Agile framework, SAFe® provides a framework for enabling team of teams to align and deliver the organisation's strategy.
Cumulative Flow Diagram
Is one of the key diagrams to help you manage the work better. A question that we are asked frequently and need to answer is
When can we deliver?
The question that we should ask ourselves and we don't is
When should we start the work?
A Cumulative Flow Diagram will enable you to answer, "When should we start the work?" Create a spreadsheet as follows