Adopting Participatory Budgeting in SAFe – Business Agility

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In this podcast episode learn about the benefits of using participatory budgeting in the public sector, and get tips for adopting participatory budgeting in SAFe of an organization.

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SAFe in the News

In this segment, we will chat about the case for using participatory budgeting in the public sector.
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SAFe in the Trenches

Listen as Luke Hohmann shares a real-world example of how an organization that used participatory budgeting realized better outcomes than if it had gone the traditional route.

To learn more about Lean budgets, including participatory budgeting, visit

Audio CoP

The Audio Community of Practice section of the show is where we answer YOUR most frequently asked and submitted questions. If you have a question for us to answer on air, please send it to

The two questions we answer in this episode are:

  • Can organizations use participatory budgeting even if they haven’t yet organized around value streams or adopted other Lean-budgeting techniques?
  • What are the pitfalls of participatory budgeting, and what antipatterns do organizations need to know about when initiating it in their organization?

Hosted by: Melissa Reeve

Melissa Reeve is the Vice President of Marketing at Scaled Agile

Melissa Reeve is the Vice President of Marketing at Scaled Agile, Inc. In this role, Melissa guides the marketing team, helping people better understand Scaled Agile, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and its mission.

Hosted by: Luke Hohmann

Luke Hohmann -  member of the Framework team

Luke Hohmann is a Principal Consultant and member of the Framework team at Scaled Agile, and the inventor of Innovation Games®. A former Board member of the Agile Alliance and the author of four books with long titles, Luke’s playfully diverse background of life experiences has uniquely prepared him to design and produce people-powered tools that increase Agility.

Luke graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.E. in computer engineering and an M.S.E. in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan. In addition to data structures and artificial intelligence, he studied cognitive psychology and organizational behavior. In his spare time, Luke likes spending time with his four kids, barbecuing for friends, and his wife’s cooking. He also enjoys long runs in the Santa Cruz mountains to burn off his wife’s cooking and work on his Dreamlog.