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SAFe® Coaches Handbook

By : Darren Wilmshurst, Lindy Quick
Book Image

SAFe® Coaches Handbook

By: Darren Wilmshurst, Lindy Quick

Overview of this book

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) is widely recognized as an eff ective methodology for implementing Agile practices at the Enterprise level. However, the complexity of SAFe® can make it challenging for Teams and organizations to determine which practices can be safely adapted to their unique needs. Although SAFe® is a framework rather than a set of rules, promoting adaptation, it’s crucial to understand why SAFe® practices are designed the way they are along with the consequences of modifying them. The SAFe® Coaches Handbook is a comprehensive resource that goes beyond a how-to guide, providing a deep understanding of SAFe® principles and practices. The chapters are designed in a way to teach you how to successfully implement SAFe® in your organization and eff ectively manage the Team’s Backlog while avoiding common pitfalls. You’ll discover optimal ways to create SAFe® Teams and run successful Events. You’ll also learn how to plan Agile Release Trains (ARTs), manage the ART Backlog, conduct PI Planning, and grasp the importance of Value Stream Identifi cation in driving value delivery. By the end of this book, you’ll be armed with practical tips and advice to help you successfully customize the Scaled Agile Framework to your Enterprise’s needs while preserving the aspects that make it work successfully.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
Free Chapter
Part 1: Agile Teams
Part 2: Agile Release Trains
Part 3: Portfolio
Chapter 17: Embracing Agility and Nurturing Transformation
Appendix A

Thriving in the Digital Age

One of the most influential books for SAFe® 5.x and SAFe® 6.0 is Product to Project: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework by Mik Kersten.

The following quote from his book could not be more appropriate following the Covid-19 Pandemic:

A period of frenzied growth is turning into a mass extinction event for those companies that do not learn how to connect business operations to software delivery.

Those that master digital business models and software at scale will thrive. Many more, unfortunately, will not.” (Project to Product, Mik Kersten)

So, welcome to the age of software and digital—an interconnected, real-time world in which every industry is dependent on technology and every organization (at least in part) is a software company. To remain competitive, enterprises need to transform their operations, business solutions, and customer experience into a digital interface...