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Episode 31 – Enterprise Strategy Formulation and Lean Portfolio Management

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.

May 19, 2020
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Episode 30 – Deep Dive: Team Topology

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.

May 5, 2020
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Episode 29 – The Evolving Role of the PMO in the Enterprise

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

April 21, 2020
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Episode 28 – Adopting Participatory Budgeting in SAFe

Learn about the benefits of using participatory budgeting in the public sector, and tips for adopting participatory budgeting in an organization.

April 7, 2020
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Episode 27 – Deep Dive: Remote PIs, ARTs, and Teams

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.

March 24, 2020
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Episode 26 – Customer Centricity in SAFe

Learn how customer centricity ties to organizational agility, how organizations are applying the mindset to their organizations, and how to find the customer in Large Solution environments.

March 12, 2020
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Episode 25 – Deep Dive: Journey to Organizational Agility

In this Deep Dive episode of the SAFe Business Agility podcast, Melissa Reeve, SPC and Joe Vallone, SPCT and SAFe Fellow, explore the purpose of Organizational Agility, what it is made of, and how to get it.

February 25, 2020
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Episode 24 – Deep Dive: Journey to Design Thinking

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

February 11, 2020
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Episode 23 – Suppliers in SAFe, integrating Suppliers into a SAFe environment, Supplier Dependencies

Learn how suppliers in a SAFe environment differ from Suppliers in a traditional environment, how to integrate a large number of suppliers into a SAFe transformation, what to do about supplier dependencies over which you have no control and more.

January 28, 2020
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Episode 22 (Bonus) – Global SAFe Summit: Dean Leffingwell and Melissa Reeve discuss the release of SAFe 5.0

Dean Leffingwell highlights changes to the Big Picture on 5.0, including design thinking, continuous learning culture and organizational agility.

January 14, 2020
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Episode 21 – Large Solutions, Value Stream Identification, Solution Intent

Learn how Airbus used SAFe to improve its operations, how value streams behave in a large solution environment how to conduct I & A for large solution trains and more.

December 17, 2019
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Episode 20 (Bonus) – Global SAFe Summit – Part 5: Joe Vallone and Scott Frost – Portfolio Engineering

Learn the meaning behind why there is no Portfolio Engineer role in Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) and how LPM is facilitated.

December 3, 2019
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Episode 19 (Bonus) – Global SAFe Summit – Part 5: Joe Vallone and Malte Kumlhen discuss winning with SAFe SAP Business Agility – Finance, HR & Analytics Automation

Learn how to integrate SAFe into a large ERP system to achieve business agility and the value of automation in these implementations

November 19, 2019
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Episode 18 (Bonus): Global Summit 2019: Part 4 – Melissa Reeve and Dwayne Stroman discuss SAFe + Marketing

Learn the why and the how of applying the principles of SAFe to a marketing organization. Melissa Reeve, SPC and Dwayne Stroman, SPCT discuss the role modifications and correlations needed as well as success and anti-patterns of SAFe + Marketing.

November 14, 2019
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Episode 17 (Bonus): Global Summit 2019: Part 3 – Joe Vallone and Don Reinertson discuss the financial impact of WSJF

Hear Joe Vallone, SAFe Fellow and SPCT, and Don Reinertsen, author of Principles of Product Development Flow discuss how to apply WSJF in a SAFe context using dollars, not just Fibonacci numbers, and how to involve finance in WSJF conversations.

November 14, 2019
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Episode 16: Continuous Learning, Design Thinking and Customer Centricity

Learn how continuous learning helps leaders lead the change, how one organization embraced a culture of continuous learning, how design thinking drives innovation and suggestions for becoming more empathetic with the customer.

November 5, 2019
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Episode 15 (Bonus): Global Summit – Joe Vallone and Brian Tucker – People Patterns

A conversation between SAFe Fellow, Joe Vallone and newly minted SAFe Fellow, Brian Tucker, talking about patterns they see forming within the people, around teams, program layer, even up at portfolio, and how these patterns are the building blocks, the fundamentals of how everything gets put together.

October 31, 2019
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Episode 14 (Bonus): Global Summit – Interview with Keynote Speaker Jade Simmons

In this episode, we get up close and personal with our motivational keynote speaker, Jade Simmons, who moved our audience while teaching them how to “Move like a Maverick.”

October 29, 2019
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Episode 13: Unlocking data’s value, Quantifying impact of Choices in SAFe, Monte Carlo Simulations and more

Learn how assuming variability and preserving options helps unlock the value of data, how to quantify the impact of choices in SAFe. We’ll also answer questions around how deep to go with WSJF and using monte carlo simulations to predict epic completion rates.

October 22, 2019
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Episode 12: Agile Architecture, Success Patterns and Architecture Enablers

Learn how Enterprise Architecture is evolving, how one company’s success patterns integrating Architecture when implementing SAFe and how to allocate capacity for Architecture enablers.

October 8, 2019
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Episode 11: Intel & business agility using data, Value Stream Optimization with DevOps, Systems Architects and the ART

Learn how Intel is achieving business agility by streamlining data, as well as implementing Agile and DevOps. Hear how optimizing value streams helped an organization and answer questions about incorporating DevOps into a SAFe transformation.

September 24, 2019
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Episode 10: DoD uses AI for background checks, government agencies using SAFe, remote problem solving workshops and more

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..

September 10, 2019
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Episode 9: Manager responsibilities in SAFe, best practices for leadership engagement, PI System Demos and more

Learn the six responsibilities of managers in an agile organization, success patterns for rolling out a SAFe transformation. We’ll also be addressing the difference between System Demo and PI system demo, along with how to estimate Epics and Features.

August 27, 2019
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Episode 8: Management review, accelerating release cadence, Solution Roadmaps and more

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.

August 13, 2019
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Episode 7: SAFe and Lean UX, Balancing the roles of PO, PM and Business Owners

Learn the benefits of adopting Lean-Agile UX into a SAFe implementation and how to balance the roles of the PO, PM and Business Owners. We’ll also be addressing how servant leadership differs from traditional leadership and common antipatterns when writing PI Objectives.

July 31, 2019
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Episode 6: Lean Portfolio Management and SAFe, Lean-Agile budgeting and more

Learn how SAFe is enabling smart devices to get smarter and examples on how SAFe is being used to enable Lean Portfolio Management. You will also learn about the role of systems architects in SAFe and about lean-agile budgeting.

July 16, 2019
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Episode 5: 2019 European SAFe Summit Recap, Part 2 – Welcome to the Age of Software!

SAFe Creator and Chief Methodologist, Dean Leffingwell, reflects on his keynote and a live survey conducted at the 2019 European SAFe Summit.

July 2, 2019
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Episode 4: 2019 European SAFe Summit Recap, Part 1 – Companies changing the world, one PI at a time

Hear SAFe Creator and Chief Methodologist opine on the customer stories he heard at the 2019 European SAFe Summit

June 18, 2019
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Episode 3: SAFe and Architecture, Value Streams, WSJF and more

Learn how SAFe embraces architectural roles, the struggles around identifying value streams and the meaning behind WSJF. You will also learn the minimum an organization can implement and still call it SAFe.

June 4, 2019
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Episode 2: Agility and Corporate Culture, Value of Predictability and more

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.

May 6, 2019
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Episode 1: Leadership Buy-in, Normalized Story Points and more

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

February 25, 2019
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