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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 […]

We’ve all been there. We’ve outgrown the processes we are familiar with, but we still need to grow. And look, what’s that over there? It’s a newer way to do things that will (on paper) fix all of our problems. So we roll up your sleeves, get trained up and rush headlong into better days. […]