Category Archives: agile

Configuration Management with SAFe

Introduction Configuration Management is crucial for the success of an enterprise, whether it applies an agile, lean or a more traditional approach. Although CM is crucial, it has been given little attention in SAFe and other agile methodologies. In this … Continue reading

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Agile Manifesto in het Nederlands

Hoewel er al een vertaling bestaat van het Agile Manifesto naar het Nederlands (zieĀ  hier), geef ik de voorkeur aan mijn eigen vertaling. Het zijn niet altijd letterlijke vertalingen vanuit het Engels omdat ik probeer (voor mezelf) de essenties te … Continue reading

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SAFe 4.0 for small release trains

Introduction SAFe 4.0 states that an Agile Release Train consists of 50 to 125 people. Larger teams should be split up in multiple release trains and smaller teams should be organized as individual agile teams, not as an agile release … Continue reading

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“Olifantenpaadjes” or how to change habits

One of the most difficult things in change management is change people’s habits. Habits are like reflexes: act without thinking why and how to do it. Habits save a lot of time and energy. How difficult would walking or driving … Continue reading

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SAFe 3.0 versus SAFe 4.0

When SAFe 4.0 was release was my first question: which one is better, 3.0 or 4.0. In my opinion the 3-level model of SAFe 4.0 is definitely an improvement compared to SAFe 3.0. The triangle RTE – System Architect – … Continue reading

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Implementing SAFe with Jira (part 3)

In part 2 we have looked at estimating and planning of a release of the Agile Release Train. This is mainly on SAFe portfolio and program level. In this part, I will focus more on the challenges of estimating and … Continue reading

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Implementing SAFe with Jira (part 2)

This is part 2 about implementing SAFe with Jira. In part 1 I explained how we implemented the portfolio, program and team backlogs as the 3-layered structure of SAFe in Jira. You may recall that we renamed them to business, … Continue reading

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