SAFe Business Agility

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It’s hard to practice SAFe® effectively and achieve business agility if your key stakeholders aren’t fully engaged at the right levels. In this episode, Charlene Cuenca, principal consultant and SPCT at Icon Agility, joins us to discuss why business owners are critical to successfully connect strategy to execution—and deliver better business outcomes.


It’s hard to practice SAFe® effectively and achieve business agility if your key stakeholders aren’t fully engaged at the right level. In this episode, Charlene Cuenca, principal consultant and SPCT at Icon Agility, joins us to discuss why business owners are critical to successfully connect strategy to execution—and deliver better business outcomes.  

Charlene explains how a business owner’s involvement in a SAFe implementation needs to span all of the organization’s planning horizons. Why a proxy isn’t a substitute for the real thing. And what happened at one organization when she convinced a business owner to actively participate in a PI Planning cycle.

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Guest:

Charlene Cuenca, SAFe Fellow, SPCT and principal consultant at Icon Agility

Using a people-focused approach, Charlene provides coaching, training, and consulting to help organizations achieve sustainable transformation success. While she has a technical background, she focuses more on business, product, portfolio and program process, and organizational transformation strategy to achieve Organizational Agility. Connect with Charlene on LinkedIn.

Meet Your Host

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.