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Play Podcast Episode 6 Episode 7: SAFe and Lean UX, Balancing the roles of PO, PM and Business Owners
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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.


SAFe in the News

Three things we learnt about integrating UX design into the Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe

By Jennifer Fabrizi and River Brandon

Full article

  • Learn about the “zone of happiness” where product management, business technology and design converge.
  • How to shift the product team’s mental model from work being a feature factory to being more of a learning ecosystem that we share with one another.
  • The importance of creating a culture of shared responsibility

Learn more about how SAFe addresses Lean UX by visiting scaledagileframework.com/lean-ux/.

SAFe in the Trenches

Hear Jennifer Fawcett, one of the leading experts on the Product Manager/Product Owner role in SAFe shares an example where the PM/PO and BO roles got out of balance and how the organization worked to get them back in balance.

Check out the new Agile Product Management course at scaledagile.com

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 two questions we answer in this episode are:

  • Lean-Agile Leadership is a foundational concept in SAFe. How does this mindset – and a servant leadership mindset in general – differs from a traditional mindset?
  • What makes PI Objectives tricky and what are some of the common antipatterns that our listeners can avoid?

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.
Joe Vallone SPCT, SAFe Fellow Joe Vallone is an experienced Agile Coach and Trainer and has been involved in the Lean and Agile communities since 2002. Mr. Vallone has helped coach several large-scale Agile transitions at Zynga, Apple, Microsoft, VCE, Nokia, AT&T, and American Airlines. Prior to founding Agile Business Connect, Joe Vallone served as an Agile Coach at Ciber, CTO/CIO of We The People, and the VP of Engineering for Telogical Systems.