If I had to guess, some part of your organization is probably using Agile (likely in the form of scrum). If that’s the case, then you personally probably fall into one of the following six groups:
- You are heavily involved in a major implementation of Agile that has expanded to the enterprise scale (more than five scrum teams) and uses SAFe or something similarly robust;
- You are heavily involved in a major implementation of Agile that has expanded to the enterprise scale (more than five scrum teams) but does not use SAFe or something similarly robust;
- Your organization is heavily involved in a major implementation of Agile that has expanded to the enterprise scale (more than five scrum teams), and you are not directly involved, but you need/want to get involved.
- Your organization has a few scrum teams, but it needs to expand scrum to the enterprise scale and you need to be involved.
- Your organization has a few scrum teams and that’s all it will ever need.
- Agile at your organization is of no interest to you whatsoever.
If your organization is not using Agile, your personal perspective might be any of the following:
- My organization would probably benefit from Agile, but we have a large software development program. A few scrum teams would be nice, but they aren’t going to make a significant impact, so why bother if we can’t see a way to transform much more of the organization?
- I can’t see how Agile would benefit our organization.
- It’s not my job to worry about such things.
I suggest (blatant plug!) that if you fall into groups 2, 3, 4, A or B, then you should strongly consider attending our two-day “Leading SAFe” class in January in Philadelphia.
Yes, if you pass the exam following the class then you’ll receive a “SAFe Agilist” certification, but much more importantly, it is a class for managers and leaders who are a crucial part of any SAFe kick-off. As such, the class will provide you with the depth you need for making decisions about SAFe beyond the basic introductory training for executives (and without the need for the four-day implementers program required for the SAFe Program Consultant certification). Indeed, this class is the first two days of the SAFe Program Consultant certification!
Register before 12/31 for our Early Bird discount price – and hurry, the class is filling up!
We look forward to seeing you. And, of course, if you have any questions, please email me – I’m happy to help!
Certified SAFe Program Consultant