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Stay SAFe® With Jira On-Demand Webinar

Stay SAFe® With Jira:
A Live Webinar

Navigating the Perfect Storm with Isos Technology

Managing Jira at Scale

This webinar examines the good intentions of a company filled with enthusiasm for implementing SAFe while using the power of Jira. It follows the company's pragmatic approach to SAFe, paying particular attention to PIs, ARTs and WSJF… and how things went off the rails.

The webinar covers how Isos Technology helped the company adapt their burgeoning SAFe processes and new Jira environment into a blended solution to meet their scaling needs.

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What You'll Learn...

Join us as we delve into our case study that focuses on how a company with newfound zeal for SAFe attempted to use Jira to manage three core SAFe concepts:

-Program Increments (PIs) are a way to timebox delivery at a large scale. These have similarities to the Agile iterations that are at the heart of Jira planning.

-Agile Release Trains (ARTs) are very large cross-functional teams. Jira already excels at managing Agile teams, and ARTs were seen as being able to benefit from this existing functionality.

-Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) provides the mechanism for getting the most "bang for the buck" in SAFe by weighing Cost of Delay against job size, guiding backlog selection. Being able to incorporate WSJF in Jira project backlogs was seen as an attainable goal.

The case study follows the organization's pragmatic approach to mapping these concepts in Jira…and how it went wrong.

Learn how Isos Technology stepped in, rolled up our sleeves, and solved the company's mapping issues. Isos was able to look at what the original intentions were for PIs ARTs and WSJF, analyze where the Jira mappings failed, and come up with solutions within Jira to allow the company to represent these core SAFe concepts effectively within Jira. 

In the end, this organization was able to spread its wings and continue on its SAFe journey.

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Tracy Walton

Tracy Walton

Tracy has a passion for leading teams, product expertise, and 10 years of hands-on experience in Agile software development in a variety of products and industries, including Digital Marketing, Customer Relationship Management, Subscription Billing and Compensation analysis. She is also certified as a Scrum Master and Life Coach. She uses these skills and passions to providing functional leadership and coaching in Atlassian engagements for Isos Technology.


Bob Wen

Bob Wen

Bob has an extensive hardware and software background in the telecom, defense and healthcare industries. Additionally, as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Bob is heavily involved in the process community. He uses this combination of skills, combined with years of training experience, as part of the Atlassian Support Engineering team at Isos Technology.


Rodney West

Rodney West

Rodney has 20 years of experience in software architecture, engineering and technical project management. He has worked across a variety of enterprises, including construction, finance, healthcare, and education. At Isos Technology, he devotes his time to functional leadership in Atlassian engagements and editorial leadership over written content.


Danny Riley

Danny Riley

As Vice President of Services at Isos Technology, Danny Riley brings a rare combination of software development, technical sales and business development experience to the role. Danny's unique skillset as a proven software developer and technical sales expert has played a large part in the development of Isos Technology as a successful technical solutions provider and indispensable asset for Isos Technology's clients.