Webinar Series: Simplifying SAFe®

The Simplifying SAFe® webinar series is designed for two audiences:

  • Organizations who have adopted SAFe® and are looking to both understand it and use it better, or
  • Those who are considering SAFe or alternatives

“Simplifying” SAFe® does not mean to take things out of SAFe to make it simpler. Rather it means to look at SAFe from a different perspective that makes it simpler to understand while also making it more effective. This will make those having adopted SAFe more effective. Those considering SAFe will see both alternatives to SAFe or better adoptions that will work for them.

Viewing SAFe® from a value stream perspective

August 14, 2018
As SAFe has matured it has added additional levels, roles, artifacts, practices, … While providing practitioners more capabilities, it has also made it harder to understand and use SAFe. We have found that looking at SAFe from the perspective of the value streams in an organization it both becomes easier to understand and facilitates taking a systems-thinking approach.

This webinar discusses how to view SAFe from the perspective of aligning strategy, initiatives, business backlogs, product backlogs, program backlogs, ops and delivery into a series of interrelated steps. This ties together the many pieces of SAFe and provides a more effective context for each of them.

View the session recording and resources (registration required).

Lean Portfolio Management

August 28, 2018

SAFe provides a lot of advice on what needs to happen to achieve effective Lean Portfolio Management. However, many of the details of how to actually achieve these needed actions is left to the practitioner. Net Objectives’ FLEX (FLow for Enterprise Transformation) system provides great insights into both the why and how of Lean Portfolio Management.

This webinar shows how to overlay FLEX on top of SAFe to provide a simple and effective method of creating strategies, initiatives and business increments that can be consistently used across the organization. This creates both better alignment and greater visibility throughout the organization.

Understanding the SAFe value stream


Creating and governing the intake model


Agile Product Management and ATDD in SAFe