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This post is a collaborative effort between Bob Wen and Tracy Walton. When undergoing a SAFe transformation, many organizations start with the familiar. This may include adapting tools currently in use, such as Jira. Jira is flexible to take on the changes from SAFe, but does require some additions. Let’s take a look at what changes […]

I was estactic with the recent announcement that Atlassian had acquired AgileCraft (now Jira Align) for $166 million. As a SAFe Program Consultant and aficionado, I have written about how to use Portfolio for Jira to map the Portfolio and Large Solution levels when going beyond Essential SAFe. I’m always on the lookout for ways […]

We’ve talked about using Jira to implement the Scaled Agile Framework or SAFe before.  On those occasions, when looking at the framework we’ve narrowed the focus to the Agile Release Train (ART) and the teams, commonly known as the Program level of SAFe.  But what happens if you’re a business stakeholder looking to see when […]

For those of you who attended our Stay SAFe with Jira webinar yesterday, I would like to thank you for your participation. If you weren’t able to make it to the webinar, feel free to watch the recording. Watching the webinar, you may be wondering if the strategies we discussed can be used even if […]

The PI Planning meeting is a hallmark practice for the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).  In this 2-day meeting, everyone from development teams, architects, business leadership, and stakeholders meet to align the Agile Release Train (ART) for the upcoming Program Increment (PI).  When done correctly, the benefits can be staggering: as reported in a 2018 SAFe […]

If you remember from my previous blog article, we saw how the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) used Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) as its mechanism for prioritziation. Whether you are getting ready for your SAFe transformation or you’d like to prioritize any efforts that are too large or complex to be done in a single […]

This year, Isos Technology was honored to be a platinum sponsor of Agile Arizona. Agile Arizona is the Southwest’s regional conference for Scum & Agile practitioners, coaches, trainers and enthusiasts. You probably noticed the logo of Agile Arizona is the Desert Jack Rabbit (AKA Hare) native to Arizona. Why do you think this is the […]

As an Atlassian Support Lead, I often speak to clients about implementing best practices for their Jira instance. Some are new to Atlassian products, others are experiencing a large company growth, and many are simply trying to work more efficiently. Many organizations want to take full advantage of Jira’s capabilities and easily become overwhelmed. At […]

With just under three weeks left until Agile Arizona 2018, have you started thinking about how you will get the most out of the conference? If not, it’s probably time to get started. Here are a few ideas on how to get the most out of the Agile Arizona 2018. Brush up on Agile frameworks […]

Reading through the /r/agile subreddit the other day, I recently came across the following question: Hi, We are trying to implement LeSS in our company. Devs often work on various support tickets for customers. They are quite small like 2H or something like that. Should they be on the board? Should we estimate? Often they […]