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Who Else Wants To Reduce The Software Development Time by Over 50%?

This webinar will explore the SAFe Quickstart ART launch and how we can help you organise your teams around value aligned to a common purpose and start to reap the benefits of SAFe® in 20 weeks.

Why you should attend, you have agile teams, but
- Time to market is increasing
- Product costs are increasing
- Your teams are overburdened and stressed
- Many in-flight projects with few that are done
- Multiple priority rules causing increased multitasking
 
July 29 - Thursday, 2:30 PM BST, 
 
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Demystifying SAFe: How Agile at Scale helps organisations and teams

In this webinar we'll unpack in practical terms how SAFe has helped organisations achieve benefits like a better time to market, improved productivity and higher levels of customer and employee engagement, referencing insights from implementations globally, including one in the Middle East region.

We'll also touch on some of the latest good practice inclusions which are part of the SAFe v5.1 updates. There will also be time for general Q&A in the last 15 to 20 mins, so please join us and listen in and take the opportunity to interact with us!

 

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Thriving in the digital age - Episode #3 - How to identify organizational waste and how to avoid them with SAFe

Value Stream Management, Flow, Scaled Agile Framework

Medicine had been 'successfully’ practised without the knowledge of germs. Some patients got better in a pre-germ theory paradigm, some got worse, and some stayed the same; in each case, some rationale could be used to explain the outcome.

Identifying value streams and managing the flow of work through value streams enables organisations to manage the value stream with knowledge and focus on where it is needed most.

In this webinar, we explored how we create alignment of work from strategy to execution, forming teams of agile teams aligned with value streams and the same mission.

In addition, we explored high-level flow metrics that will show us what is affecting the flow of work and how to improve flow.

 

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Thriving in the digital age - Episode #2 - How SAFe enables Making invisible visible?

We live in a faster economy. Fortune 500 companies are disappearing faster. The average lifespan of companies reduced from 60 years in 1960 to under 20 years. The successful companies that are thriving have mastered the age of software and know-how to develop and deliver software products at scale that delight the customers faster than their competition.
Software development is invisible. This lack of visibility leads to
* Too many inflight pieces of work, too much work in progress
* Work item ageing, we start a part of work and forget about it.
* No clear priority rules leading to conflicting priorities.
* No visibility of dependencies across work items.

 

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Thriving in the digital age - Episode #1 Project Overruns

How do you fix project overruns? Why do they happen?
There is no one way of fixing project overruns as it may be caused by one or more of the following:

- Lack of feedback on the work that is being developed

- Lack of visibility on the progress

- Lack of alignment between different team members and teams

- Lack of commitment/responsibility from the teams

- Lack of communication (bi-directional feedback)

Each of these is usually symptoms of a larger problem. Both the mindset and the system are creating an environment where people are unable to see the big picture and how they can contribute to the larger purpose.

In Episode #1 we talked about:

- Understand the pivotal role the Guiding Coalition Plays in supporting the Agile Transformation

- How to organize around value and minimize the time it takes to organize a cross-departmental initiative

- How does SAFe help the organization adapt to new information that will inevitably change our objectives

 

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Introduction to Imagineering, where design thinking and innovation meet!

Imagineering is a human-centred approach to innovation that provides a way to deal with the complexity of the modern world. By appealing to the imagination, stakeholders become involved a co-designers of the future.

Imagineering is where design thinking and innovation meet. It is a methodology based on experience design which leads to innovative experiences. In short, it is a different and new way of innovating.

Imagineering is all about co-creating stories that inspire and become platforms to build on. One of the key elements of Imagineering is appreciative inquiry, a strengths-based method that helps to get the most out of individuals and organisations. This talk by Jonathan Clark introduces Imagineering and then focuses on appreciative inquiry with plenty of examples.

Data transformation, where to start, how to scale?

Data Transformation, where to start, how to scale?

Covid-19 caused lots of disruption in many industries, but there are some winners out of this chaos. 83 per cent of executives McKinsey surveyed in the US, reported faster adoption of automation, and Microsoft suggested 2 years’ worth of digital transformation was seen in just 2 months.

Lean enterprises focus on delivering the right solutions to customers with the highest quality in the shortest sustainable lead time. This requires people with explicit content authority to take responsibility for continuously defining, prioritizing, and validating requirements. Working closely with development, in short, integrated learning cycles, Product Management bring the voice of the customer to the developers and the voice of development to the customer.

In this talk, Ebru will share her observations on recent changes on data ecosystem and knowledge engineering implementations, how well they have been adopted and added value to business agility, and what are the common pitfalls we should not fall.

Ebru is a Principal Consultant at Contino, where she is the change agent, driving the strategy and transformation for enterprise companies, helping to switch from experience-based decision making to data-driven decision making, and advising on the initiatives for innovative products.

When not talking about data, Ebru enjoys playing board games with his son, and experimenting Vegan recipes.

 

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Agile Contract

It is not just the project goals, a “contract” defines the collaboration between two entities and reflects their “values and mindset”.

A contract is a tool to establish a common understanding and manage the risks (scope, budget, timelines and quality etc).

This webinar covers some aspects of what are some common risks in delivery, how these Risks are managed in Agile and some guidelines around the principles that keep the suppliers and customers to common understanding, mutual trust and best outcomes.

Price is what you pay, Value is what you get !!

 

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Career Path with SAFe

This webinar was to answer a few most important questions the audience had in mind:-

1) Why SAFe?

2) How will this help in Upskilling my career?

3) Which course is right for me?

 

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Architecture Agile Scaling, Introduction to SAFe for Architects

Explore Scaling & Architecture and SAFe for Architects Course

1. Key architectural challenges in an agile / scaling environment

2. Exploring agile architecture

3. Introduction to SAFe for Architects

4. Course Details

5. Open House

 

4 Key Success Factors to Accelerate Your Portfolio Delivery

Ensuring a smooth and timely flow of value through the portfolio is a critical success factor for organisations. In times when the rate of change outside is ever increasing this ability is even more critical to the organisation's success and achieving business agility.
  
In this session, we explored:
 The four key success factors to accelerating your portfolio delivery by at least 50%
  • Prioritise
  • Visualise
  • Measure
  • Improve
In this session, learnings:
- The challenges of unclear/conflicting prioritisation rules
- The importance of visualisation and its impact on delivery
- The key measures, what they are, how to measure them and how to show the measures
- How the measures guide you to accelerate delivery
- What to improve and how

Introduction to Agile Scaling Framework SAFe 5.0 & Key courses

Explore SAFe 5.0 one of the fastest-growing scaling frameworks for Agile enterprise business & technology transformations.

Key topics we will cover:-

1. Introduction to Agile Scaling

2. Introduction to SAFE 5.0

3. Overview of 2 Key Courses - Leading SAFe & SAFe for Architects

 
 
 

Achieving Business Agility with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) ®

Business Agility represents the ability of an organisation to rapidly respond to changing market conditions and continuously deliver products and services that meet evolving customer demands.
The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) supports enterprises in realising this goal by providing a knowledge base of proven, integrated principles, practices, and competencies for Lean, Agile, and DevOps.

In this webinar we explored:
- The role Lean-Agile Leadership plays in driving and sustaining organisational change by empowering individuals and teams to reach their highest potential.
- How to create Strategic Alignment across development teams and the importance of organising around value to improve quality and accelerate delivery.
- Approaches to building in Fast Learning to continuously validate that we are delighting customers and meeting the needs of the business

Product Management in SAFe: Building Solutions that Delight Our Customers

Lean enterprises focus on delivering the right solutions to customers with the highest quality in the shortest sustainable lead time. This requires people with explicit content authority to take responsibility for continuously defining, prioritizing, and validating requirements. Working closely with development, in short, integrated learning cycles, Product Management brings the voice of the customer to the developers and the voice of development to the customer.

 
In this session, we covered:
 
- How SAFe uses Kanban systems to create alignment from strategy to execution
-Setting a vision, creating a roadmap and continuously exploring customer needs.
  • Defining an MVP and writing and prioritizing features
  • Balancing business features whilst also investing in architectural runway
  • Releasing value on demand and generating customer feedback

Webinar Presenters

Nader Talai_1-2

Nader Talai is Business Agility Consultant at Value Glide, where he helps clients with their Agile transformation journey through training and coaching.

Nader started his agile journey in 2002 with extreme programming he continues to learn more about lean and agile methods and principles and other related topics.

Outside work, Nader is married and has a daughter and son. He is the organiser for the London Limited WIP Society and would like to get back to the gym!

Check out his LinkedIn here.

 

Andres Sales

Andrew Sales is an experienced Agile Consultant and previously led the Agile Services Practice across EMEA for CA Technologies (formerly Rally). Drawing on his diverse range of skills and experiences from project management, software development, product management and sales, Andrew has worked with many organizations to help them successfully establish better ways of working. He is passionate about continuous improvement and provides coaching to teams and leaders, supporting them in achieving improved outcomes for their business and their customers.

Andrew is a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) and has many years experience in delivering SAFe implementations across a wide range of different industries. He is an accomplished trainer, regularly delivering Scrum, Kanban and Certified SAFe courses in both private and public settings and is a regular speaker at agile events and contributor to the Agile Community.

Check out his LinkedIn here.

 

 

Prantik1

Prantik is an SPC and is an Agile practitioner and coach. He has over 22+ years working in the Digital & Enterprise space as an Enterprise Architect, Product Manager & delivering complex programmes.

He specialises in adapting agile to large organisation constructs.

Prantik’s training features a lot of practical real-life examples/case studies and experiences both from a business & technology lens.

Check out his LinkedIn here.