Coaching Flow: How Safe® Leaders Can Accelerate the Flow of Value
I love how SAFe® 6 has visually presented various roles and responsibilities, using the “Responsibility wheel” construct. (Look at the diagrams near section 2 of What's new in SAFe 6.0? - Scaled Agile Framework)
One of the SPC responsibilities, “Coaching flow” in particular, brings back a lot of memories!
How to Become a SAFe® Scrum Master, and Why Choose This Credential?
As technologies continue to evolve and the world becomes increasingly competitive, companies are realizing the imperative to reimagine the synergy between IT and the rest of the organization.
Scaled Agile Framework
23 Mar 2023
How to become a better Agile Product Manager?
Agile Product delivery is a challenging and exciting field that demands a wide range of skills and capabilities to achieve customer centricity, from “developing value on-cadence” to “releasing value on-demand” in a continuous flow process called the “continuous delivery pipeline”.
Retrospection or “Atmachintan (self-reflection)”?
For the last few weeks, I observed that quite some portion of the vegetables cooked for lunch remained till evening and we used to have the same stuff for dinner.
What is a Scrum Master?
In a nutshell, Scrum Masters are meant to be "true leaders" who serve the people, teams and the organization, to foster an environment to deliver value, at a sustainable pace, by leveraging the Scrum framework.
Seven Core Competencies for Business Agility
Let’s explore here the seven core competencies for Business Agility, in SAFe 5 for Lean Enterprises.Any business/enterprise seeking to change / transform itself significantly, needs to gain some degree of expertise on the seven core “digital-age” competencies for Business Agility, to make progress towards the desired outcomes.
Top 20 Scrum Master Interview Questions with Answers
The role of a Scrum Master is one that, time and again, has found itself on the lists of most promising jobs needed in the workplace of tomorrow. And if there's one lesson that the pandemic taught us, it's that business agility is an imperative to survive in a world that's as volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous as it has been in recent times!
A Quick Guide on Implementing SAFe® 5.1 Certification
During this four-day course, attendees will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) to achieve Business Agility in the Digital Age.Certifying as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, also enables attendees to train and certify others in a range of SAFe® courses.
Before we get into System Thinking, let’s talk about problem-solving Views.
Are the Seven Core Competencies of SAFe® Needed for Your Organization?
As you may know by now, SAFe for Lean Enterprises (SAFe 5) is the world’s leading framework for business agility. SAFe integrates the power of Lean, Agile, and DevOps into a comprehensive operating system that helps enterprises to excel.
My Year. 52 Books. One for Every Week.
There are some goals we pursue relentlessly and some we drop on the way. Is there a reason for that?I have always been a voracious reader, but never went about it methodically. Whatever I could lay hands on would be read, was my approach. Around 2016, I tried to change this with some discipline on what should I read and how to go about it. This also meant, making a meaningful list and keeping it handy.
What Do Metrics Mean for You?
Most of the places I have worked, spend a lot of time in measuring multiple dimensions of software for the entire lifecycle of the product. Many try to see what is the “best practice” in the industry and put a wrapper on them to make their own metrics. I have been thinking for a while on what makes sense, and is there a silver bullet like the Grand Unified Theory.
SAFe® as an Engagement Framework
One of the core values in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is Alignment. The events, artifacts and practices described in the framework try to achieve this outcome.
26 May 2021
Is Video Really Important for Effective Virtual Discussions?
Before COVID-19 and the pandemic, audio podcasts and NPR (National Public Radio) have been holding online/on-air conversations around topics of interest to their audience for years. Their participants are loyal and even pay to subscribe to listen to them and engage in conversation.
Role of a Release Train Engineer
Release Train Engineer or RTE is a key role on a SAFe team. Like a Scrum Master’s role on team, RTE’s role on a Program aka Agile Release Train is something of a mystery when looked in isolation. Let us try to understand some of the critical responsibilities that an RTE carries out. (I have taken the responsibilities from Scaled Agile website and elaborating them with values, patterns and practices from my experiences as an RTE and coach).
Agile Method Vs Framework
Being a SAFe SPCT coupled with Teaching, Training, Coaching and Advisory experience in Enterprise Transformations, often behoves me into guiding my clients towards fundamental concepts. These are those foundational elements and/or concepts that each Individual must have clarity on prior to embarking on an often tedious and unspirited journey of Agile Transformations.
My SPCT Journey and Appreciation for Deep Work
When we travel to a new destination, now mostly based on the experience of fellow travellers; we care for the experience of the travel itself and not just the destination. Sometimes, it’s the travel and the company we have along the journey. This is one such story of reaching that destination and explained from the point of view of the traveller looking outside the window throughout the journey with amazement.
State of Crypto Taxes 2020
Investing in cryptocurrency is an uncertain proposition in 2020. Not only is there market uncertainty from the pandemic shutdown and reopening, but also each country taxes crypto investments differently. Certain countries have enacted robust guidelines and laws governing cryptocurrency transactions, while others have only just begun considering how to tax cryptocurrencies. So the after-tax benefits of investment will look very different if you lived in Germany, for example, rather than the UK. We will take a global overview at these efforts, and then focus on the tax rules in the United States.
Which Stores and Companies Are Accepting Cryptocurrency?
In 2020, your company is a status symbol if they are daring enough to test the status quo and accept crypto. Whether it is for marketing purposes or to stay up with the times, many companies have benefited by being early adopters. Here is a list of retailers, technology companies, non-profits, sports teams, to gift card services that are currently accepting cryptocurrencies.We will take a look at the which business are accepting Crypto and which ones plan to in the near future.
Buying, Selling, and Trading Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency exchanges are websites where you can buy, sell, or exchange cryptocurrencies for other digital currency or fiat currency like US dollars or Euro. For those that want to trade professionally and have access to sophisticated trading tools, you will likely need to use an exchange that requires ID verification to open an account. If you just want to make the occasional, straightforward trade, there are other platforms that you can use that do not require an account.
How Security Tokens Can Fund Your Next Real Estate Project
Security token offering are financial securities backed by tangible assets, revenues of the company or profits. Security token offering (s) offer legal rights like revenue distribution or voting. The role of a security token is similar to that of conventional security, except that it verifies ownership through blockchain and makes fractional ownership possible. Security tokens protect investors without the involvement of a third party using smart contracts. We will discuss how money can be raised via Security Tokens, in adherence to U.S. laws, for Real Estate projects.
How is Bitcoin Price Calculated?
Unlike fiat currencies, such as the Euro or the U.S. Dollar, the value of Bitcoin (BTC) is not defined by a single entity like a central bank. Instead the price is defined by supply and demand, or in simpler terms, by the price people are willing to pay for it.