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Onderwerp: SAFe

Why I Don’t Like Chief Product Owners

Wilbert Seele Door: Wilbert Seele,  24-02-2017
Onderwerp: SAFe  Product Owner  Management  

One of my favorite parts of my job is being able to teach people cool things about working Agile, both at the team level and all the way up to large programs, value streams and even portfolios, using SAFe. A common concern which often comes up during trainings and implementations are the new functions specified in the Scaled Agile Framework, especially what they’re called. Sometimes this is because the new function doesn’t exist yet in the organizational setup, like Release Train Engineer or System team, and sometimes because the name is already taken, like Product Manager. So here’s a question that may sound familiar when talking about the SAFe Product Manager:

Starting Fresh with Agile

Wilbert Seele Door: Wilbert Seele,  05-10-2016
Onderwerp: SAFe  LeSS  

Starting Fresh with Agile

I attended Scrum Day Europe 2016 last summer and had a great time. The talks were great and I was cured of a sudden case of the Zombie Scrum to boot! I began writing this article some time later, but due to circumstances it took me until now to finish.

Part of the program was an update from Scrum.org on what they’re working on, and a follow-up talk about Scrum Studio. This really resonated with me as it confirms something I’ve long suspected. Scrum Studio was born out of empirical observations of Agile transformations. The observation in question being that the transformation doesn’t happen. Of course, there’s always exceptions to the rule, but in general the finding has been that the running organization can’t change Larman’s Laws have been confirmed.