Following the continued success of the McKenna Consultants SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework®) Planning In Action tour, we have begun to announce dates for 2016, ranging from Cardiff and London to Dubai and India! We will also be rounding up 2015 at our local meetup, Agile Yorkshire!
Since our last update, we have run even more sessions throughout the UK. Our most recent workshops have been at Lean Agile Scotland, Agile North East, Agile Tour London and Agile Tour London. We are actively spreading the word about the benefits of SAFe® to the wider agile community to give people an insight into how they could get alignment, visibility and collaboration amongst their teams.
In case you have missed it, a description of the workshop is below:
The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) has a special event that is held for every Program Increment (5 sprints-ish). This is a large scale, collaborative event including everyone from the Agile Release Train (50 people plus). These workshops are highly interactive events where all participants are involved in one of many teams collaborating together to plan a single Program Increment for a single product. The schedule roughly contains:
- Overview of SAFe® Program Increment Planning
- (Fictional) Business Context
- Product / Solution Vision
- Architecture Vision And Development Practices
- Planning Session 1
- Draft Plan Review
- Planning Session 2
- Final Plan Review
- Risk ROAMing
- Confidence Vote
These will be fast-paced, high octane sessions with a lot of fun!
Our very own Nick and Aaron McKenna, (CEO and Commercial Director – both SAFe® Program Consultants) are delivering these sessions.
If you would like to attend one of these sessions below (completed workshops are ruled out), sign up (most groups are on meetup.com) for FREE (unless stated) today:
Thursday 25th June 2015 – Agile North 2015 (Conference ticket required) Wednesday 15th July 2015 – Lean Agile Manchester Wednesday 22nd July 2015 – Agile Nottingham Wednesday 26th August 2015 – Swindon Agile Practitioners Thursday 27th August 2015 – Agile in Covent Garden Thursday 24th September 2015 – Brighton Lean Agile Group Thursday 1st October 2015 – Agile Cork, Ireland Thursday 8th October 2015 – Lean Agile Scotland (Conference ticket required) Tuesday 13th October 2015 – Agile North East Friday 23rd October 2015 – Agile Tour London 2015 (Conference ticket required) Thursday 29th October 2015 – Agile Derby
- Tuesday 10th November 2015 – Agile Yorkshire
- Wednesday 20th January 2016 – Adventures With Agile, London
- Thursday 28th January 2016 – South Wales Agile Group
- Thursday 28th January 2016 – Derbyshire Dot Net
- Saturday 19th March 2016 – Lean and Agile Middle East Summit 2016, Dubai (Conference ticket required)
We look forward to seeing lots of faces eager to learn about how to scale agile – next up is our local “home” group, Agile Yorkshire!
Don’t forget, we are running a special promotion for discounted Leading SAFe® certifications! Find out more now!