PA talks to Dean Leffingwell, creator of the Scaled Agile Framework
PA specialises in helping the world’s largest organisations become Agile. As a Scaled Agile Gold Partner, one of our commitments is to build excellence in the Agile community. So we hosted a talk with Dean Leffingwell, creator of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe©). Dean was in London for a few days to talk with our clients and share his expert insight and experience.
Dean spoke with Sam Bunting, PA’s Global Partner for Agile Consulting, and fielded questions from the audience on both SAFe© and delivery best practice. The PA video crew were on hand to record the session and we're proud to present some of the highlights below.
- How to deal with Legacy Systems – Dean explains why the basic principle of Plan, Do, Check, Act is right for even monumental implementations
- His favourite use of SAFe© – Dean describes a case study where doing things by the book delivered great results
- The value of Innovation Sprints – ‘Not optional’, according to Dean. They should always be built in to create space for new ideas
- Commercial teams moving away from Waterfall – Why building flexibility into the roadmap and holding some capacity back is key.
1. How to deal with Legacy Systems
2. Dean Leffingwell's favourite use of SAFe©
3. The value of Innovation Sprints
4. Commercial teams moving away from Waterfall
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