Certified: SAFe Program Consultant

Certified: SAFe Program Consultant As of 6th November 2013, I’m certified as a Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. The SAFe Program Consultant Training and Certification course is for internal agile change agents and external consultants. It provides the tools to implement agile programs...

SAFe For Its Context

I’ve been watching SAFe™ develop for quite some time, since I was defining Agile Transformation at a UK Retail Bank, and had sketched out something very similar, only to discover that what I was reaching towards was already well elabourated and tested against...

Deming on Firefighting

Deming on Firefighting Putting out fires is not improvement. Finding a point out of control, finding the special cause and removing it, is only putting the process back to where it was in the first place. It is not improvement of the process. W Edwards Deming One of the problems that besets...

New Download: A3 Template & Guidance

New Download: A3 Template & Guidance In advance of my A3 sessions at Lean Agile Scotland next week, I’ve published the A3 template I’ll be using, plus guidance in using it. This template and guidance has evolved in real world usage over the last four years or more with many teams doing both...

Tools and Agility

Tools and Agility Do you need a tool to be agile? Or is the process more important? Cross Post from the Agile and Lean Software Development Linkedin Group. I’ve used tools in my traditional delivery days (I’m recovering nicely, thankyou) and in Lean/Agile days. I’ve...

Speaking on A3 at Lean Agile Scotland 2013

Just a quick update to say that I’m speaking at Lean Agile Scotland 2013, focusing on the A3 Continuous Improvement method. As well as the formal session, I’ll be holding some informal A3 Dojos, where I’ll happily work with you on your own A3. As a...

SAFe Twitter Q & A with Al Shalloway

Following recent critiques from Ken Schwaber and David Anderson, a few people were wondering whether leading SAFe proponents were planning to issue a formal response. I didn’t see anything from Dean Leffingwell, but Al Shalloway did helpfully say that while he...
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