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Wednesday, August 7 • 14:00 - 15:15
Horse Before the Cart - An Outcome-Oriented Approach to SAFe® Transformations (Michael Hall) POPULAR

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Leaders often ask, “Will implementing SAFe® lead to my desired outcome?” This is like asking “If I put the cart in front of the horse, will the horse push it?”
At its core, SAFe® is all about events, roles, responsibilities, cadence, scaling, and process. It can read like a set of prescriptive rules and top-down regulations. Some agilists even claim that SAFe® is not agile!
Join us to explore an outcome-oriented approach to a scaled Agile transformation. Instead of the cart before the horse, we’ll start with desired outcomes. Then, we’ll collaboratively build a capability model within these outcomes that can actually drive improvement. Then (and only then) we’ll use SAFe® constructs to realize these capabilities in order to achieve our desired outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn and apply an outcome-oriented approach for a SAFe transformation
  • Integrate outcome-oriented thinking into your current situation
  • Discover capabilities and SAFe constructs associated with a desired outcome


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Michael Hall

Senior Agile Coach/Trainer, Agile Velocity
Michael is a reformed waterfall software developer. Half of his career was spent missing customer expectations by using thick requirement documents, big design up-front, deferred integration, and pitching shoddy software over the fence to QA. The latter half of his career has been... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2019 14:00 - 15:15 EDT
National Harbor 6/7