Room #1: King Willem Alexander
Implementing SAFe in a fixed time, scope, and budget environment
by Tobias Freitag
Does SAFe work in an environment of fixed time, scope, and budget? What is the difference between fixed scope and fixed goals? How can I measure the success of my SAFe Implementation? I’ll answer these questions alongside a customer success story.
Room #2: Mississippi
Where does line management sit in a Scaled Agile organization?
by Tina Hjort-Ejlertsen
With the ARTs often being long-standing organizations, usually we face a lot of questions in relation to the role of the line managers. It’s important to see a line manager as a set of responsibilities rather than a role. This Lightning Talk will include a point of view on how the role of the traditional line manager changes in an Agile organization at scale, and how to best use your line managers when embarking on a SAFe transformation.
Room #3: Amazon
Driving large-scale transformation
by Maria Hansson
How do you get an Agile movement going and keep the speed up? Since autumn 2017, we have transformed our product development organization into an Agile development system—across disciplines, functions, levels and projects. We now have 11 large solutions and 56 ARTs based on around 500 teams. I will tell the story about the tactics we are using and also share some of my own experiences from leading change.
Room #4: Yangtze
How to apply Portfolio Kanban
by Maarit Laanti
How do you coach an organization to put Agile portfolio management into use? I’ll share my tips on building a portfolio Kanban prototype and facilitating change. Get leadership on board with the enterprise-wide transformation!
Room #5: Onyx
Improve your SAFe on each level—impediments and assessments
by Kurt Jaeger
If you collect impediments, they are very often symptoms in your Agile organization. You can use the 5 Whys to find root causes (e.g., in the I&A session). To convince the organization that it should invest in a change, map assessment results with the symptoms. This is like how doctor diagnoses match symptoms with diseases to make sure that the therapy will heal the problem. Apply SAFe assessments similar to how doctors use diagnostic tools to match symptoms with diseases—ensuring the cure will heal the problems.