Frameworks for Agile Release Planning
Release planning requires more than dates on a calendar. You need a strong Product Backlog as well as a shared Product Vision. In this how-to guide we provide a comprehensive review of the process and helpful frameworks to get the job done.
Roadmaps & Release Planning: Applied Frameworks Canvas
Great results come from more than great product development. You need a coordinated effort—from idea to revenue. There’s a lot of emphasis on making this department more efficient, or implementing a new method in that department. But the silo approach can only go so far. What you really need is a simple approach to optimize your product delivery every step of the way, from business planning to product creation to sales enablement. What’s the right...
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A Definition of Ready for PI Planning
Define your definition of ready for PI Planning by asking the right questions. At a high level, the Definition of Ready is criteria that an Agile Team or a SAFe® Agile Release Train (ART) can use to know they are prepared to start planning, working, deploying or releasing. It’s an agreement among all parties involved. It illuminates misalignment around priorities, confusion, wasted time and incomplete commitments.
Release Train Engineer Workshop Preparation
How to prepare for your class.... Thank you for registering for the Remote SAFe Release Train Engineer 5.1 course. In this page, you’ll find important information about the course and the logistics surrounding it. You will be receiving an email from Scaled Agile, Inc. in the next day or two inviting you to the Community SAFe Platform website. Please note that this login will be required to access the Community Portal referenced below. Please...
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The Secrets of Effective Sprint Planning
Do your Sprints appear to be successful but somehow the end result isn't what you expected? The problem may be Sprint Planning. In this article we address the most common pitfalls and propose concrete steps for improvement, plus a flexible Sprint Planning agenda.
SAFe Release Train Engineer
Applied Frameworks is a Scaled Agile Gold SPCT partner — the highest level of transformation partnership available. Become a Certified SAFe Release Train Engineer Learn How to Lead Agile Release Trains — and More The Release Train Engineer (RTE) may be the most difficult, impactful, and rewarding role in SAFe. An RTE is a servant-leader who only has what authority is earned from gaining the respect of the leaders,...
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Why Relative Estimation Beats Planning Poker
Estimation is hard. Even the most experienced development teams miss the mark with traditional time-based estimates. The most popular alternative, Planning Poker®, sounds fun, but falls short in practice. In our experience, Relative Estimation is far more effective — and it can be gamified too.
Webinar: Remote PI Planning – Part 2 – ScrumMaster Edition
Laura Richardson talks with John Mulligan and Kevin Rosengren, about their experiences preparing and running fully remote PI Planning sessions focusing on the role of RTEs and ScrumMasters.
Webinar: Remote PI Planning Preparation – Part 1 – Product Owner Edition
Fully remote SAFe PI Planning takes careful preparation. Learn from experts at Applied Frameworks about the planning steps and timing to ensure your Remote PI Planning event is a success.
Remote PI Planning: Techniques that Work
Remote Program Increment (PI) planning poses unique challenges to SAFe teams accustomed to working together in person. We propose solutions to get your team prepared.