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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.


SAFe in the News

Lean-Agile Leadership: The six responsibilities of management

Published By Michael Kusters on LinkedIn

Full article

Six responsibilities of the Lean-Agile Leader

  • Lead the Change
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Develop people
  • Inspire, align, minimize constraints
  • Decentralize Decisions
  • Unlock intrinsic motivation

SAFe in the Trenches

Hear Dr. Steve Mayner, Principal Contributor to the Scaled Agile Framework and thought leader on Innovation and transformational leadership share organizations successfully engaged leadership in their transformations.

To learn more about Lean-Agile Leadership – one of the Core Competencies of a Lean Enterprise, visit scaledagileframework.com/lean-agile-leadership/

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:

  • What resources would you recommend to get leadership engaged in transformations?
  • I know I have to ‘embrace the mindset’ – how do I do this?

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.

Dr. Steve Mayner, SAFe® Fellow, Principal Consultant, SPCT
Dr. Steve Mayner is an executive coach and Lean-Agile evangelist with a passion for cultivating transformational leaders and high performing teams. His 30-year career in business includes roles as Vice President in multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as Chief Technology Officer for an Internet startup. Steve has been a thought leader and change agent for Lean-Agile and DevOps adoption within the federal government. He was responsible for the first official use of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) in a government program, which led to the successful turnaround of a large, mission-critical Department of Homeland Security mainframe modernization initiative. In his current role as a SAFe Fellow for Scaled Agile, Inc., Steve is using his experience as an innovator, strategist, and transformational leader to help the largest enterprises around the world implement Lean-Agile and DevOps at scale.Steve holds a Doctor of Business Administration in Strategy and Innovation, as well as Masters degrees in Business Administration and Divinity, and a Bachelors in Education. He retired in 2003 as a commissioned officer in the reserve component of the US Air Force. He is married with five children and three grandsons. He lives in Southern Maryland, and is an avid golfer, runner, cyclist, and backpacker.