SAFe Business Agility

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Explore how the PMO is evolving in the face of digital transformation and business agility, including what the “P” really stands for.


SAFe in the News

In this segment, we’ll chat about the identity crisis of the PMO mentioned in a Forbes article by Peter Kestenholz who’s on the Forbes Technology Council.
Full article

We’ll also discuss how to start shifting away from detailed tracking at the project level toward new ways of measuring progress.

SAFe in the Trenches

Listen as Dean Leffingwell shares a story that a student in a recent Implementing SAFe® class shared around the concept of a value management office.

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 questions we answer in this episode is:

  • Our company is using SAFe at both the team and the portfolio level, however, we are having trouble building an environment where strategy feeds goals and objectives and teams help feed strategy. What guidance can you provide?

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.

Dean Leffingwell
Co-founder, Chief Methodologist
Recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell is an author, entrepreneur, and software development methodologist.

His two best-selling books, Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise, and Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises, form much of the basis of modern thinking on Lean-Agile practices and principles. Founder of several successful startups, including Requisite, Inc., makers of RequisitePro (acquired by Rational), Mr. Leffingwell also served as Chief Methodologist to Rally Software, and prior to that, as a Sr. Vice President at Rational Software (now part of IBM). He currently serves as Chief Methodologist to Scaled Agile, Inc., which he co-founded in 2011.