SAFe Business Agility Podcast

Looking for the latest news, experiences, and answers to questions about SAFe®? You have come to the right place! This audio platform is for you, the SAFe community of practitioners, trainers, consultants, and everyone who engages with the Framework on a daily basis. Consider this your sounding board for SAFe trends, news, and learnings from the trenches as we invite listeners to ask questions and and discuss solutions to their toughest transformation challenges.

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Episode 42: Stories from the Field: Patterns in PI Planning

Aired on: October 20, 2020

In this ongoing series, our customers and partners share their stories from the field about working with SAFe® ceremonies and implementations. This episode features Vikas Kapila, SPCT at Enterprise Agility Consulting, who talks to us about the various patterns he’s seen in PI Planning and the impact they’ve had on organizations’ outcomes.

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21:00

Episode 41: Stories from the Field: ART Tips and Tricks

Aired on: October 6, 2020

In this ongoing series, our customers and partners share their stories from the field about working with SAFe ceremonies and implementations. This episode features SAFe® Fellow Em Campbell-Pretty of Pretty Agile (a Scaled Agile partner) sharing her practical insights, advice, and personal stories about launching and operating effective Agile Release Trains, or ARTs.

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15:00

Episode 40: 2020 Global SAFe® Summit

Aired on: September 22, 2020

A majority of the events many of us are used to attending in person are now virtual, including our upcoming 2020 Global SAFe Summit in October. In this episode, we talk to the event’s program chair, Deema Dajani, to find out what’s in store for attendees and how we’re bringing the Summit to life in a virtual setting.

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28:00

Episode 39: Stories from the Field: Remote I&A at Travelport

Aired on: September 8, 2020

In this ongoing series, we talk to customers about their field experiences with remote SAFe ceremonies and implementations. This episode with Hilla Knapke, director, enterprise transformation office, and Charles Fleet, VP of transformation from Travelport dives into conducting a fully remote and distributed Inspect & Adapt workshop.

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17:37

Episode 38: Stories from the Field: Coaching in Government

Aired on: August 25, 2020

In this ongoing series, our customers and partners share their stories from the field about working with SAFe ceremonies and implementations. This episode features Phil Gardiner, enterprise Agile coach at SAIC (a Scaled Agile partner), who talks to us about his coaching experiences in the public sector.

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26:54

Episode 37: Stories from the Field: Remote Experiences in Government

Aired on: August 11, 2020

In this ongoing series, customers and partners share their stories from the field about working with SAFe ceremonies and implementations. This episode features Mark Byers and Dan Montgomery from Octo Consulting—a Scaled Agile partner—who share their experiences working with federal government agencies and contractors in a fully virtual environment.

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34:18

Episode 34: The Tipping Point at Travelport

Aired on: July 30, 2020

Listen to a candid conversation about what prompted Travelport to adopt SAFe®. Hint: it partially started with a grassroots movement. Hilla Knapke, director, enterprise transformation office, and Charles Fleet, VP of transformation share their stories, observations, and perspectives.

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25:15

Episode 32: Deep Dive: Measuring Business Agility

Aired on: June 2, 2020

In this episode of the SAFe Business Agility podcast, Melissa Reeve, SPC, and Inbar Oren, SAFe® Fellow and principal contributor to the Scaled Agile Framework®, take a deep dive into how organizations can measure their progress toward business agility. Listeners will learn what business agility is, why measuring it is so important, and get details about how they can use Scaled Agile’s seven business agility assessments.

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16:55

Episode 31: Enterprise Strategy Formulation and Lean Portfolio Management

Aired on: May 19, 2020

In this deep-dive episode of the SAFe Business Agility podcast, Melissa Reeve, SPC and Dean Leffingwell, chief methodologist for the Scaled Agile Framework explore enterprise strategy formulation as it relates to lean portfolio management (LPM) and SAFe 5.0, as well as how organizational agility gives companies flexibility to respond to unexpected global events like COVID-19.

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18:29

Episode 30: Deep Dive: Team Topology

Aired on: May 5, 2020

In this deep-dive episode of the SAFe Business Agility podcast, Melissa Reeve, SPC and Dean Leffingwell, Chief Methodologist for the Scaled Agile Framework, explore the correlation between the structure of business and technology teams in delivering value faster to improve business outcomes.

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26:15

Episode 27: Deep Dive: Remote PIs, ARTs, and Teams

Aired on: March 24, 2020

In this deep-dive episode of the SAFe Business Agility podcast, Melissa Reeve, SPC and Inbar Oren, SAFe® Fellow and principal contributor to the Scaled Agile Framework®, explore what it takes to run dispersed and remote PIs, ARTs, and teams.

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24:11

Episode 24: Deep Dive: Journey to Design Thinking

Aired on: February 11, 2020

In this Deep Dive episode of the SAFe Business Agility podcast, Melissa Reeve, SPC and Joe Vallone, SPCT and SAFe Fellow, explore design thinking, its nuances and how organizations can take the journey from a traditional product development approach to an approach driven by Customer Centricity and Design Thinking.

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23:20

Episode 10: DoD uses AI for background checks, government agencies using SAFe, remote problem solving workshops and more

Aired on: September 10, 2019

Learn how the Department of Defense is using artificial intelligence and SAFe to reduce queue lengths for background checks, and how a government agency transformed itself from a lagging to a leading organization. We’ll also be addressing how to run remote problem solving workshops, along with how to measure the impact of an Agile Release Train on the organization.

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26:03

Episode 1: Leadership Buy-in, Normalized Story Points and more

Aired on: February 25, 2019

Learn how the US Department of Defense is using SAFe to build out a cyber-factory to defend against cyber-attacks. Understand the difference between leadership buy-in and engagement, why engagement is so much more powerful, and how to get it. Hear answers to commonly asked questions around remote PIPlanning and normalized story points

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