SAFe Business Agility

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Learn how to weave agility throughout your corporate culture, why predictability is even more important than increased production and answer listener questions around DevOps and assigning business value.


SAFe in the News

How to Weave Agility throughout Your Corporate Culture

By Marco Nink

Full article
Most listeners will be well aware of the benefits of adopting agile. According the Version One’s 12th Annual State of Agile report::

  • 71% of companies have used agile to manage changing priorities
  • 66% use it to give initiatives better visibility and
  • 62% have seen improved time to market

While most business leaders said agile is a crucial method of delivering products to market and staying ahead of the competition, a recent Gallup survey indicated that most companies don’t appear to have the culture to support this.
The survey interviewed over 5,500 American and 4,000 and asked them about the tools and processes as well as the mindset in their organization. Organizations who responded affirmatively to an agile culture rated high in eight cultural attributes:

  • Cooperation
  • Speed of Decision Making
  • Trial Tolerance
  • Empowerment
  • Technology Adoption
  • Simplicity
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Innovation focus

Getting a shared mindset is key to any SAFe implementation. Learn how to get started building a shared mindset at scaledagile.com/mindset.

SAFe in the Trenches

We discuss why predictability is even more important than increased productivity in a SAFe transformation.

Audio CoP

The Audio Community of Practice section of the show is where we answer YOUR most frequently asked and submitted questions. If you have a question for us to answer on air, please send it to podcast@scaledagile.com
The two questions we answer in this episode are:

  • Why is DevOps is toward the end of the implementation roadmap?
  • Why is business value assigned during PI Planning and how is it helpful to the business?

Meet Your Co-Hosts

Melissa Reeve

Vice President of Marketing
Melissa Reeve is the Vice President of Marketing at Scaled Agile, Inc. In this role, Melissa guides the marketing team, helping people better understand Scaled Agile, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and its mission.

Joe Vallone

SPCT, SAFe Fellow
Joe Vallone is an experienced Agile Coach and Trainer and has been involved in the Lean and Agile communities since 2002. Mr. Vallone has helped coach several large-scale Agile transitions at Zynga, Apple, Microsoft, VCE, Nokia, AT&T, and American Airlines. Prior to founding Agile Business Connect, Joe Vallone served as an Agile Coach at Ciber, CTO/CIO of We The People, and the VP of Engineering for Telogical Systems.