I frequently find myself in conversations about Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and its utility or lack thereof. My opinions are based on both direct experiences in an organization that started using it and from comparing notes with colleagues in other large organizations, including many who are SAFe certified.
When starting on the journey to agility, the most common path is for an organization to hire a Certified Agile Consultant™ and learn about the Manifesto for Agile Software Development followed by Scrum.
I’ve been a developer for a while. I’ve delivered using every industry fad that management has bought into. In 2003, the organization I worked for wanted to bring some discipline to our ad hoc processes so they sent senior developers and team managers to PMI training to become certified project managers.
The following is fantasy. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is coincidental. However, too many people live this.
ScrummerFall Jackie is a buyer who needs better tools for forecasting demand so she can make better-informed decisions.