Part VII: Topics in Depth – Practices

Create visibility. People can’t collaborate well if they can’t see what each other is doing. This means making work and the workflow being used visible.

High Level Release Planning – Pareto Vs Parkinson. There are several ways to plan but all are about focusing on the most important work to be delivered in the shortest amount of time.

Improving WSJF. It was good that SAFe introduced Weighted Shortest Job First to many in the Agile community. But in doing so it weakened its usefulness. This chapter integrates the original WSJF with the good concepts of SAFe and some extensions of our own.

Running Effective Planning Events. Learn how to run effective planning events that focus on faster value realization and better dependency management.

The Benefits of Acceptance Driven Development Using Behavior Driven Development. ATDD has been relegated to second tier training by most (all?) Agile at scale approaches. It is an essential skill hat should be done in the first round.

The Relationship Between Acceptance Test-Driven Development and Design Patterns

How to Use Estimates

A Simple Guide to See if a Change Will Be an Improvement

The Purpose of Metrics

 


Note

Two online FLEX courses are now being offered – FLEX for SAFe, and Adopting FLEX (the first course in becoming a FLEX trainer).

If you want to learn about how to adopt FLEX in your organization please contact the author, Al Shalloway.