This chapter sets the stage for using some of FLEX’s concepts with SAFe. For organizations with more than one business stakeholder, it is essential that work be provided to the technology group with the work being in small batches of work sequenced by order of importance. If small batches of work aren’t used, it will be difficult for them to complete work items coming in and they will end up working on too many too large items. The key to this lies in three main concepts:
The first one clearly is used to define our strategies. Even the companies that have clarity on this at the top levels often do not create visibility on this at the worker bee levels. This connection is critical if we are to push decision making down.
This part of the book presents three mechanisms for accomplishing the above. The next part will show how to use them in an coherent, effective, manner.
This part has the following chapters: