Transformation in Practice Panel – LACE Launch and Evolution

How does a Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) enable a successful SAFe implementation? 


June 14, 2022, 9:00 am – June 14, 2022, 9:30 am




Event Overview

Hear a field perspective from LACE and transformation leaders. Our panelists will share stories and lessons in standing up the LACE, and how to evolve the LACE over time.

This part of a webinar series introducing success patterns for a SAFe transformation.


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Deema Dajani

SAFe Fellow, Product Manager (Scaled Agile)

Deema 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.

Lee Marston

Senior Agile Coach, SAFe Implementation Lead (Vodafone)

Lee Marston, currently part of the Vodafone Business Platforms and Solutions (VBPS) LACE. Worked in Vodafone for over 4 years now, helping VBPS and now wider Vodafone transition to more agile ways of working by implementing the SAFe framework as par of a new Product Operating Model.

Alena Keck

Senior Manager, Enterprise Lean-Agile Coach, SPC (MHP – A Porsche Company)

Alena Keck is a Lean-Agile Enterprise Transformation Leader passionate to help large global companies to reach the full potential of business agility. She was a strong catalyst of Scaled Agile Transformation at the Digital Solution Center at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA and led lean-agile transformation for over 1,000 engineers at Aptiv. Currently Senior Manager at MHP – A Porsche Company Alena is growing and developing a team of agile coaches and supporting Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) of a premium automotive OEM, connecting the transformation to the Digital Strategy and implementing Lean Portfolio Management as Enterprise Lean-Agile Coach.