Play Podcast Episode 8 Episode 17: GLOBAL SAFe SUMMIT – Joe Vallone and Don Reinertsen discuss the financial impact of WSJF | Back to full list

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.

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.

Joe Vallone and Don Reinertsen discuss the use of cost of delay and weighted shortest job first within the SAFe context. Because the cost of delay is denominated in Fibonacci numbers instead of dollars, it presents a disadvantage in communicating with finance people and higher level management. This episode covers how you take the very useful formulation you have today and how you can extend it into something that is more salient to the financial organization.


Meet Your Co-hosts

Joe Vallone
SAFe Fellow and SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT)Joe Vallone is an experienced Agile Coach and Trainer and has been involved in the Lean and Agile communities since 2002. He has helped coach several large-scale Agile transitions at Zynga, Apple, Microsoft, VCE, Nokia, AT&T, and American Airlines.
Joe is an effective leader and speaker with over 20 years of software development and management experience. He is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), and Certified SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT).
Don Reinertsen is the President of Reinertsen and Associates, a consulting firm specialized in the management of product development. He has worked with leading product development organizations for over 35 years, and taught executive courses at Caltech for 15 years. He is the author/co-author of three best-selling books on product development, and is considered one of the leading thinkers in the field of lean product development. His latest award winning book, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development, has been praised as, “… quite simply the most advanced product development book you can buy.”