Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned from an RTE in Her First 60 Days

Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned from an RTE in Her First 60 Days

When:

April 27, 2022, 12:00 pm – April 27, 2022, 1:00 pm

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Release Train Engineer, Agile Coach, Scrum Master

Event Overview

Scaled Agile Inc.’s newest Release Train Engineer, Lieschen Gargano, will take us through her journey as a RTE and her first PI Planning in the role. During this hour webinar session you will hear first hand how she and the team prepared for their first PI planning, including tips, tricks and lessons learned. We will cover ART and Team Events, Role Based Learning, planning challenges, and answer your questions.

Speakers

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Lieschen Gargano

Release Train Engineer (Scaled Agile)

Lieschen Gargano is an RTE, SPC, Agile coach, and conflict specialist—thanks in part to her master’s degree in conflict resolution. As an RTE at Scaled Agile, Lieschen loves working to find ways for Scaled Agile to better support customers through value delivery. She also has a passion for defining leading practices to deliver value in both development and non-technical environments.

LPM In Practice – Operate in LPM

LPM In Practice – Operate in LPM

How do you achieve flow in your biggest investments with Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) in the real world? Join us for a presentation of success patterns we identified in the Operate step of the LPM implementation.

When:

April 13, 2022, 9:00 am – April 13, 2022, 9:45 am

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Change Agent, LACE Leader

Event Overview

How do you achieve flow in your biggest investments with Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) in the real world? Join us for a presentation of success patterns we identified in the Operate step of the LPM implementation.

Topics covered include:
– Flow enabled by the Portfolio Kanban and LPM Events
– Engaging the value stream and ART members in the LPM journey
– Facilitating participatory budgeting

Speakers

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Deema Dajani

Product Manager and SPCT (Scaled Agile)

Draws on a Startup background and an MBA from Kellogg to help large established institutions achieve Portfolio and business agility. Starting her journey practicing Lean-Agile methods in the early 2000’s, years before she transitioned to advising the largest transformations and lean portfolio management in the Financial Services space. Deema is the co-founder of the Women in Agile organization a non profit organization focused on removing barriers and promoting inclusion in the agile community.

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Donna Hogan

SAFe Content Advisor, SPC (Scaled Agile)

Donna Hogan is an SPC and a Content Advisor at Scaled Agile Inc. Prior to joining SAI, she spent 10+ years helping people, teams and organizations with Agile Transformation. Donna believes that adopting and scaling Agile enables people and teams to do their best work to delight customers and sense and respond to change in our fast paced and complex world.

LPM in Practice – Strategize in LPM

LPM in Practice – Strategize in LPM

How does connecting strategy to execution through Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) work in the real world? Join us for a presentation of success patterns we identified in the Strategize step of the LPM implementation.

When:

March 15, 2022, 10:00 am – March 15, 2022, 10:45 am

Where:

Zoom

Who:

LACE Leader, Change Agent

Event Overview

How does connecting strategy to execution through Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) work in the real world? Join us for a presentation of success patterns we identified in the Strategize step of the LPM implementation.

Topics covered include:
– Establishing Strategic Themes and OKRs for your portfolio
– Facilitating the Portfolio Vision creation
– Setting lean budget guardrails

Speakers

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Donna Hogan

SAFe® Content Advisor, SPC  (Scaled Agile)

Donna Hogan is an SPC and a Content Advisor at Scaled Agile Inc. Prior to joining SAI, she spent 10+ years helping people, teams and organizations with Agile Transformation. Donna believes that adopting and scaling Agile enables people and teams to do their best work to delight customers and sense and respond to change in our fast paced and complex world.

LPM in Practice Expert Panel

Event Title

Back by popular demand, Join us for our second expert panel discussion on Lean Portfolio Management (LPM), with a new group of experts! 

When:

February 15, 2022, 12:00 pm – February 15, 2022, 12:30 pm

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Agile Coach

Event Overview

How does LPM work in the real world? Our panelists will share stories and lessons experienced across Public and private sectors. 

Topics covered include:

  • Strategize within the Portfolio
  • Advancing the journey
  • Challenges to anticipate

Speakers

Deema Dajani

Product Manager and SPCT (Scaled Agile)

Draws on a Startup background and an MBA from Kellogg to help large established institutions achieve Portfolio and business agility. Starting her journey practicing Lean-Agile methods in the early 2000’s, years before she transitioned to advising the largest transformations and lean portfolio management in the Financial Services space. Deema is the co-founder of the Women in Agile organization a non profit organization focused on removing barriers and promoting inclusion in the agile community.

Marshall Guillory

Title (Agile Rising)

Marshall has over twenty-five years of business experience in software development, information technology, product management, and Government fields and sectors. He has spent the past 10+ years focused on leading digital and organizational transformations. Marshall most recently completed successful implementations of the SAFe and Lean-Agile practices, enterprise organizational change for the FAA, Emerson, the Dept. of Veteran Affairs (VA); and is currently the lead enterprise agility coach for an ongoing implementation at the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA).

Maarit Laanti

Maarit Laanti

Director, Training, SAFe Fellow (Nitor)

Maarit is a software engineering practitioner and agile champion who led the world’s largest scaled agile transformation already before SAFe was established. As a software engineering manager at that time she commissioned the training course for her organisation that eventually evolved into the Leading SAFe training. Some years later, she contributed Lean-Agile budgeting to SAFe 3.0. In 2013 Maarit became SPC and founded Nitor Delta in Finland, the large-scale agile training & coaching consultancy who brought SAFe to the Nordics. She became SPCT in 2016.

Brian Tucker

Principal Consultant, SAFe Fellow, SPCT (Ivar Jacobson)

As part of the very first rollout of the Scaled Agile Framework; Brian has the dubious virtue of having worked with the Scaled Agile Framework before it formally existed and is one of the few that can claim over a decade of experience with Scaled Agile. As a Principal Consultant at Ivar Jacobson International, Brian has spent the last nine years helping organisations across Europe implement the Scaled Agile Framework in diverse industries from Healthcare and Banking to Product Development. Brian was the first person in Europe outside of Scaled Agile to be accredited to teach the Implementing SAFe course for SPCs and over the last seven and half years has probably trained nearly half the European SPCs having taught Implementing SAFe over 100 times. Brian was made a SAFe Fellow in 2019.

Driving Relentless Improvement: Applying the SAFe® Assessments and Identifying Growth Recommendations

Driving Relentless Improvement: Applying the SAFe® Assessments and Identifying Growth Recommendations

In this webinar we will review the different use cases for applying the SAFe assessments successfully and share tips and techniques for analyzing the data to help identify the next steps to take. We will also review the NEW ‘Growth Recommendations’ that are now included with the Team and Technical Agility Assessment within the AgilityHealth and Comparative Agility Assessment Platform. These are a set of over 170 curated activities with linked assets to help teams increase performance and address challenges.

When:

February 23, 2022, 9:00 am – February 23, 2022, 10:00 am

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Agile Coach

Event Overview


To improve speed and agility, leaders, teams, and business stakeholders need a way to reliably measure their current state and identify what they should do next. Using two distinct Measure and Grow assessments, you can evaluate your progress toward business agility and determine next steps to improve. The SAFe Business Agility Assessment is designed for LPM and portfolio stakeholders to assess their overall progress on the ultimate goal of true business agility. The SAFe Core Competency Assessments are used to help teams and trains improve on the technical and business practices they need to help the portfolio achieve that larger goal and provide the critical input to identify growth opportunities.

Speakers

Andrew Sales Headshot

Andrew Sales

Principal Consultant, SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (Scaled Agile)

Andrew has been supporting organizations with their Agile transformation for more than 10 years, drawing on his experiences from software development, project management, and product management. He previously led the Agile Services Practice across EMEA for CA Technologies (formerly Rally) and is a regular speaker at Agile conferences and contributor to the Agile community. As a member of the Framework team, he is focused on the Team and Technical Agility and Organizational Agility competencies. Currently, his postgraduate research includes exploring how organizational structure impacts the performance of the enterprise.

Value Stream Mapping Workshop Series Part 3 – Post Workshop Follow Up Activities

Value Stream Mapping Workshop Series Part 3 – Post Workshop Follow Up Activities

This webinar will focus on post-workshop activities, ensuring that organizations can put their learnings from the workshop into action to achieve measurable value stream performance improvements.

When:

March 15, 2022, 12:00 pm – March 15, 2022, 12:30 pm

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Change Agent

Event Overview

Part 1: Preparing for the workshop (February 7)
Part 2: Conducting the workshop (March 1)
Part 3: Post workshop follow up activities (March 15)
Part 4: Gaining buy-in (March 28)

Speakers

Marc Rix Headshot

Marc Rix

Fellow, Principal Consultant (Scaled Agile)

Marc helps large enterprises leverage the game-changing power of Lean, Agile, and DevOps at scale. He has been practicing Agile for over 20 years and is an internationally recognized thought leader, consultant, trainer, adviser, and speaker. Marc is a SAFe Fellow and member of the Framework team at Scaled Agile.

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Hande Kazgan

SAFe Content Advisor (Scaled Agile)

Hande is currently a SAFe® Program Consultant and Content Advisor at Scaled Agile. She started her career in fintech with a background in economics. She has more than two decades of experience in traditional and Agile organizations, always focusing on value delivery. After taking roles in Agile teams as a QA engineer, she transitioned into a quality architect role, then moved to help teams and enterprises adopt Agile and SAFe. She supported companies from startups to Fortune 50 enterprises in their transformation journey and value delivery.

Value Stream Mapping Webinar Series Part 4 – Gaining Buy-In

Value Stream Mapping Webinar Series Part 4 – Gaining Buy-In

In this final webinar of the series, Hande and Marc will provide recommendations for raising awareness of the importance of actively managing value streams and gaining leadership-level support for conducting value stream mapping workshops.

When:

March 28, 2022, 12:00 pm – March 28, 2022, 12:30 pm

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Change Agent

Event Overview

Part 1: Preparing for the workshop (February 7)
Part 2: Conducting the workshop (March 1)
Part 3: Post workshop follow up activities (March 15)
Part 4: Gaining buy-in (March 28)

Speakers

Marc Rix Headshot

Marc Rix

Fellow, Principal Consultant (Scaled Agile)

Marc helps large enterprises leverage the game-changing power of Lean, Agile, and DevOps at scale. He has been practicing Agile for over 20 years and is an internationally recognized thought leader, consultant, trainer, adviser, and speaker. Marc is a SAFe Fellow and member of the Framework team at Scaled Agile.

Hande Kazgan Headshot

Hande Kazgan

SPC, SAFe Content Advisor  (Scaled Agile)

Hande is currently a SAFe® Program Consultant and Content Advisor at Scaled Agile. She started her career in fintech with a background in economics. She has more than two decades of experience in traditional and Agile organizations, always focusing on value delivery. After taking roles in Agile teams as a QA engineer, she transitioned into a quality architect role, then moved to help teams and enterprises adopt Agile and SAFe. She supported companies from startups to Fortune 50 enterprises in their transformation journey and value delivery.

Value Stream Mapping Webinar Series Part 1 – Preparing for the Workshop

Value Stream Mapping Webinar Series Part 1 – Preparing for the Workshop

This webinar will provide a brief introduction to Scaled Agile’s new Value Stream Mapping Workshop and provide tips on how facilitators and participants should prepare in advance to ensure a highly collaborative, productive event.

When:

February 7, 2022, 12:00 pm – February 7, 2022, 12:30 pm MST

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Change Agent

Event Overview

Part 1: Preparing for the workshop (February 7)
Part 2: Conducting the workshop (March 1)
Part 3: Post workshop follow up activities (March 15)
Part 4: Gaining buy-in (March 28)

Speakers

Marc Rix Headshot

Marc Rix

Fellow, Principal Consultant  (Scaled Agile)

Marc helps large enterprises leverage the game-changing power of Lean, Agile, and DevOps at scale. He has been practicing Agile for over 20 years and is an internationally recognized thought leader, consultant, trainer, adviser, and speaker. Marc is a SAFe Fellow and member of the Framework team at Scaled Agile.

Hande Kazgan Headshot

Hande Kazgan

SAFe Content Advisor  (Scaled Agile)

Hande is currently a SAFe® Program Consultant and Content Advisor at Scaled Agile. She started her career in fintech with a background in economics. She has more than two decades of experience in traditional and Agile organizations, always focusing on value delivery. After taking roles in Agile teams as a QA engineer, she transitioned into a quality architect role, then moved to help teams and enterprises adopt Agile and SAFe. She supported companies from startups to Fortune 50 enterprises in their transformation journey and value delivery.

Value Stream Mapping Workshop Series Part 2 – Conducting the Workshop

Value Stream Mapping Workshop Series Part 2 – Conducting the Workshop

In this webinar, Hande and Marc will introduce each of the four modules in the Value Stream Mapping Workshop, explaining the purpose, activities, and key takeaways of each.

When:

March 1, 2022, 12:00 pm – March 1, 2022, 12:45 pm

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Change Agent

Event Overview

Part 1: Preparing for the workshop (February 7)
Part 2: Conducting the workshop (March 1)
Part 3: Post workshop follow up activities (March 15)
Part 4: Gaining buy-in (March 28)

Speakers

Marc Rix Headshot

Marc Rix

Fellow, Principal Consultant (Scaled Agile)

Marc helps large enterprises leverage the game-changing power of Lean, Agile, and DevOps at scale. He has been practicing Agile for over 20 years and is an internationally recognized thought leader, consultant, trainer, adviser, and speaker. Marc is a SAFe Fellow and member of the Framework team at Scaled Agile.

Hande Kazgan Headshot

Hande Kazgan

SAFe Content Advisor (Scaled Agile)

Hande is currently a SAFe® Program Consultant and Content Advisor at Scaled Agile. She started her career in fintech with a background in economics. She has more than two decades of experience in traditional and Agile organizations, always focusing on value delivery. After taking roles in Agile teams as a QA engineer, she transitioned into a quality architect role, then moved to help teams and enterprises adopt Agile and SAFe. She supported companies from startups to Fortune 50 enterprises in their transformation journey and value delivery.

The RTE Learning Journey

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The RTE Learning Journey

Scaled Agile’s Audrey Boydston, SPCT and Enterprise Transformation Leader, will host the webinar alongside Release Train Engineers from SAFe customers. They will showcase all of the new and soon-to-be-released features created to support aspiring, new, and experienced RTEs who work alongside less experienced RTEs alike.

When:

December 9, 2021, 7:00 am – December 9, 2021, 8:00 am MST

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer

Event Overview

Scaled Agile’s Audrey Boydston, SPCT and Enterprise Transformation Leader, will host the webinar alongside Release Train Engineers from SAFe customers. They will showcase all of the new and soon-to-be-released features created to support aspiring, new, and experienced RTEs who work alongside less experienced RTEs alike.

The webinar will feature several new resources for RTEs, including:
RTE Essentials e-Learning Modules
SAFe® Release Train Engineer Courseware Version 5.1
Role-Based Assessment for RTEs

Speakers

Firstname Lastname

Director of Curriculum Product Management (Scaled Agile)

Tamara has over 20 years of experience in software development, training and coaching. She began her career as a software engineer developing writing code for unmanned aircraft. She worked as a software developer and DBA for over 12 years before finding Scrum. Tamara’s focus the last eight years has been helping teams adopt lean incremental, iterative approaches to improve their work performance and work experience for the better. She was the first SPC in Europe and a graduate of the first SPCT class in 2013. The last two years she worked as Scaled Agile, Inc.’s first Release Train Engineer. She is now the Director of Curriculum Product Management.