Designing the Implementation

“Break down barriers between departments.”

—W. Edwards Deming

In the previous chapter, we described how the first four steps of the implementation roadmap help form the ‘guiding coalition’—a powerful team of knowledgeable and enthusiastic people who can lead a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) implementation. In this chapter, we will describe how to design the implementation with the next two steps:

  • Step 5: Identify value streams and Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

  • Step 6: Create the implementation plan.

Step 5: Identify Value Streams and Agile Release Trains

With a sense of urgency and a powerful coalition in place, it’s time to start the implementation. As value streams and ARTs make up the organizational backbone ...

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