In this episode we interview the members of the Thales Inflyt Experience Lean Agile Transformation Team (LATTe), discussing how the implementation of SAFe took root within their company. They discuss how critical it was to have a team that was dedicated not only to understanding the framework, but toward a continued effort in the adaptation of SAFe. We discuss the ways in which SAFe implementation has increased efficiency by exposing the tangled web of inter-dependencies, and ultimately reducing time-to-market for their products. We address the ways in which they have combated potential challenges, such as budgeting, logistics, morale issues, and lots more.
In this episode, I'll be interviewing Angelina Hendricks, Sr. VP at Verimatrix. We discuss how she got into her field, her current position at Verimatrix, and the role the implementation of SAFe plays within the company structure. She highlights some of the key benefits as well as areas for growth.
In this episode, we’ll be talking to Sean Van Tyne about Design Sprints. Design Sprints originated out of Google Ventures and were used to help Google-funded startups to quickly understand their customers and how they could better meet their needs. The sprints are only 5 days long. If done well, at the end of the sprint, you will have a set of sketches and a prototype that has been validated by real customers and ready to be built by engineering with the confidence that customers want it.
I'm interviewing Erez Nir, CTO of Mitchell International. We discuss his career progression from a software developer to tech lead and eventually an executive of a world class technology firm. He loves technology but he loves the people aspect of his job even more. We discuss how adopting SAFe at Mitchell allowed them to sprint as an entire organization rather than pockets of agility.
He tells us about the things in our industry that he finds most exciting. The books that he gifts the most. He also gives two pieces of advice to his 30 year old self that are priceless.
I will take you through SAFe's Portfolio level and describe their key responsibilities. The roles at this level are Product Portfolio Manager, Epic Owner, and Enterprise Architect.
In this episode, I'll be interviewing Craig Schneider, an Enterprise Architect at Mitchell International. We talk about the importance of s/w architecture in achieving agility. Craig shares his thoughts on building your career as an aspiring architect and the pitfalls of going too deep in a single technology. We talk about Mitchell's ongoing journey with SAFe and the benefits that they've seen so far.
In this episode, I will take your through SAFe's Program level roles. SAFe adds 10 roles in the program level but not all of them are equally important. We'll go through them one at a time and discuss their key responsibilities and how they fulfill the intentions of the Agile Manifesto.