Apr 1, 2022
This week, Dan Neumann is joined
by Adam Ulery to explore the topic of scaled approaches
independent of embracing an industry framework. In this episode,
Dan and Adam are discussing scaling without adopting an Agile
framework like SAFe. They share the reasons organizations use
industry frameworks to scale, dive deep into the characteristics of
SAFe and other frameworks, and describe the principles that need to
be prioritized while scaling, such as Clarity of Vision, Goal
Alignment, Frequent Delivery of Value, Planning and Coordination,
- SAFe is the most popular Agile framework for
leading enterprises because it works; it's trusted, customizable,
- Why do people want to use an industry framework
to start with?
- People choose an industry framework to start
with because they recognize and feel familiar with something that
is out there in the market.
- There is a script to follow, so people don’t
have to think about the complicated parts; it is already done for
- When to look for another scaling framework that
is not SAFe?
- When the scaling framework doesn’t work for the
client, based on where they are at the moment.
- Dan and Adam share an example to describe the
situation where certain frameworks would not be of use.
- The model can’t be against the organizational
- Principles around how an organization can
- Clarity of Vision: Make sure there is a good vision for the groups
that are involved in the change, clearly expressing the purpose and
goal behind the everyday work.
- Goal Alignment: Capture the vision and create an alignment of
goals that promotes it.
- Aligning strategy to execution is an enormous
- Frequent Delivery of Value:
Teams learn by delivering value and
receiving feedback, which helps coordinating and planning
the next step.
- Transparency: Practicing transparency is key in a scaling
process, especially when things get more complicated.
- Technologies involved in scaling must be aligned;
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