Introducing FLEX – FLow for Enterprise Transformation: Going Beyond Lean and Agile (online book)
Table of Contents
Introduction to FLEX
Part I: Understanding what is required for flow in your organization (with exercises)
Part II: The value stream of the effective organization
Part III: New Roles Needed
Part IV: Agreements We Make With Each Other: The Guardrails
Part V: Using FLEX to transform your organization (with exercises)
Part VI: Topics In Depth - Value Stream Wide
Part VII: Topics in Depth - Practices
Part VIII: Topics in Depth - Teaching and Adoption
Part IX: Using FLEX to both enhance and simplify SAFe
Part X: Additional Resources on the Net Objectives Portal
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
A Simple Guide to See if a Change Will Be an Improvement