Transformation Library

Transformation requires shifting culture, organizational structure, activities and mindset. The Lean-Agile Framework provides a visual layout of the required components

Transformation involves a shift in practice and social behaviors and organizational structure to move use from where we are now to where we want to go. It is a years-long journey and involves support from all across the organization. The goal is to realize the highest level of Business value in the quickest amount of time sustainably.

The portal offers a number of tools and approaches to help guide and coach the transformation including FLEX, the Guardrails and the Inflection Point System for deciding among transformation options. In addition, the Lean-Agile Framework provides a visual layout of the required components.

Resources related to transformation

About the Lean-Agile Portal (Article)
Agile at Mid-Scale (Article)
Aligning Organizations at Scale (Article)
Analyzing Capabilities and Challenges (Article)
Are We Using Automated Acceptance Tests? (Article)
At What Pace Should We Transition? (Article)
Common Challenges to Flow (Article)
Contents Moved (Article)
Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (Article)
Core (Primary) Inflection Points (Article)
Core (Secondary) Inflection Points (Article)
Core Decision Inflection Points (Article)
Create Clarity on What Represents Value for the Business and Its Customers (Article)
Create Visibility (Article)
Creating a Roadmap with FLEX (Article)
Creating the Beat for the Team (Article)
Deciding If and How to Use SAFe at Small to Mid-Scale with FLEX (Article)
DevOps Library (Article)
Do We Have So Much Technical Debt That We Need to Pay Some Down Before Proceeding? (Article)
Do We Push, Plan or Pull Our Work? (Article)
FLEX FAQs (Article)
FLEX Resources (Article)
FLEX Steps for Transformation (Article)
FLEX Updates (Article)
FLEX and Technical Agility (Article)
FLEX as an Operating Model (Article)
FLEX from Product Management to the Team (Webinar Sessions) (Article)
FLEX: FLow for Enterprise Transformation (Article)
Go for Understandable, Not Simple (Article)
Guardrails (Article)
Guardrails for Different Roles in the Organization - THIS IS IN THE NETO WIP ZONE (Article)
Guardrails for the Team and Scrum Master (Article)
History of FLEX (Article)
History of FLEX from Insights Learned (Article)
History of FLEX from Quotes and Insights (Article)
How Are We Managing Our Transition / Implementation? (Article)
How Can We Release Innovation in Software Development? (Leveraging "Laws") (Blog Entry)
How Do We Align People / Teams to the Work To Be Done? (Article)
How Do We Ensure There Is a Focus on Finishing? (Article)
How Easily Can We Import a Lean or Agile Framework Into the Organization? (Blog Entry)
How Is Integration Across Teams Being Handled? (Article)
How Is Work Within the Program Being Sequenced? (Article)
How Should We Coordinate Teams? (Article)
How Should We Manage the Number of Items in the Portfolio? (Article)
How Should Work at the Portfolio Level Be Sequenced? (Article)
How Should the Intake Process Be Controlled? (Article)
How Small Are Our Stories? (Article)
How Will Architectural Capabilities Be Handled? How Will Architecture Be Prioritize Against Business Needs? (Article)
How Will DevOps Be Involved? (Article)
How Will Shared Services Be Handled? (Article)
How Will Tactical Work Be Handled? (Article)
How Will Teams Work and Deliver Together? (Article)
How Will UX Work With the Teams? (Article)
How Will We Create Visibility Throughout the Program? (Article)
How Will We Express, Decompose and Validate Requirements? (Article)
How Will We Make Visible Our Work at the Program Level? (Article)
How Will We Make the Work at the Portfolio Level Visible? (Article)
How can We Use SAFe® in Smaller Organizations? (Blog Entry)
How to Start with ATDD using BDD (Article)
If We Do Estimate, What Estimation Method Should We Use? (Article)
Improve the Efficiency of the Technology Group (Article)
Improving Frameworks with Operating Models (Article)
In Transformations, Attend to Human Psychology (Article)
Is This a Transition or an Implementation? (Article)
Lean Leadership and Systems Thinking (Article)
Lean-Agile Coach Library (Article)
Manage Work-in-Process (WIP) by Focusing on Finishing (Article)
Minimum Business Increments (MBIs) (Article)
Northwestern Mutual Case Study: A SAFe Implementation Retrospection (Article)
Portfolio Level Supportive Inflection Points (Article)
Product Manager and Product Owner (Case Study) (Article)
Properly Sequence Work (Article)
Refine the Product Backlog (Article)
Resistance is Not to Change (Article)
Resources for FLEX (Article)
Right Sized Epics in SAFe (Article)
Scale: What It Is, Why It Is Important (Article)
Select the Value to Realize (Article)
Should I Put Re-organization Plans on Hold? (Blog Entry)
Should We Estimate Our Work? (Article)
Software Development Skills Roadmap (Article)
Some Laws of Software Development (Article)
Start at the Team or Start With the Value Stream? (Article)
Supporting Information Relating to Change and FLEX (Article)
Systems Thinking Philosophy as it Applies to Frameworks, Methods, and Approaches (Article)
Team Agility Objectives (Article)
Technical Debt from a Systems Thinking Point of View (Article)
The Basis for Deciding on First Steps in a Transformation (Article)
The FLEX Mindset (Article)
The Foundations of FLEX (Article)
The Interesting Parallel Between SAFe and the Kanban Method (Article)
The Pickup Sticks Model of Teaching (Article)
The Systems Thinking View of Simple, Complicated, Chaotic, and Complex (Article)
To What Extent Will Test-First Methods Be Used? (Article)
To What Extent Will We Automate Tests? (Article)
Transition Supportive Inflection Points (Article)
Understanding the Pull of SAFe (Article)
Use Full DevOps (Article)
Using Consistent Objectives to Enable Self-Organization of Teams Across an Enterprise (Article)
Using MBIs in the SAFe Planning Event (Article)
Using SAFe in Smaller Organizations (Article)
Using the FLEX Mindset and Experience to Determine What Must be Done (Article)
Weighted Shortest Job First (Article)
What Design Method Will Be Used? (Article)
What Framework / Method / Approach Are We Using? (Article)
What Is Lean-Agile? (Article)
What Is the Budgeting Cycle? (Article)
What Is the Economic Cost of Delay for Software Delivery? (Blog Entry)
What Is the Ecosystem Structure at the Team Level? (Article)
What Organizational Concepts Matter the Most to Agile at Scale (Blog Entry)
What Roles Are Missing? Which Roles Need To Be Redefined? (Article)
What Should Team Process(es) Be: Scrum, Kanban, Leanban? (Article)
What Should the Planning Cycle Be? (Article)
What Test Harness for Acceptance Tests Will Be Used? (Article)
What Value Does the Middle Manager Add in Mid-Scale Agile? (Blog Entry)
What to Say When Someone Just Doesn't Get It (Article)
Why Not to Focus on a Company’s Culture (Article)
Why WSJF Should Be Done on MBIs and Not Features (Article)
Will We Focus on Improving People or Improving the System? (Article)