SAFe Business Agility

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Learn how a media provider in the Nordics is using SAFe to keep up with market changes, how one organization moved from an annual planning based cadence to a more Agile planning cadence. We’ll also be addressing the role of the management review meeting and how to avoid antipatterns when developing PI and Solution Roadmaps.

SAFe in the News

From Business Strategies to Successful IT Delivery

By Daniel Lambert, Contributor, CIO

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SAFe in the Trenches

Hear Jennifer Fawcett, SAFe Fellow, as she shares an experience where the portfolio folks start to realize that their annual budgeting process is inhibiting flow, and they could apply some lean agile techniques such as funding value streams, guiding investments and applying participatory budgeting to solve the bottleneck.

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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

The two questions we answer in this episode are:

  • We often get asked about the role of management review, which happens after Day 1 of PI planning. Can you tell our listeners more about this meeting and what makes it so important?
  • We are just getting started building out our PI and solution roadmaps. What are some things to watch out for as we build these out?

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.

Jennifer Fawcett

SAFe Fellow and Director of Learning and Certification

Jennifer has been providing scaled agile product management, product ownership, executive portfolio coaching and leadership, and software expertise to technology companies for over 28 years before joining Scaled Agile in late 2012.

Jennifer spent several years in Product Management at Rational Software (now IBM-Rational). Jennifer has also spent a large portion of her career as a professional consultant, providing senior level Lean-Agile product management, product marketing, corporate messaging architecture, process expertise, and hands-on web development to a variety of emerging markets.