How we managed our dependencies in SAFe

This is a case study on How we managed our dependencies in SAFe.


Outline/Structure of the Case Study

  • What is dependency?
  • Types of dependency
  • typical challenges to manage dependencies
  • Business Impact
  • Case Study( How we managed our dependecies)
  • Benefits
  • AntiPatterns

Learning Outcome

You can better correlate the challenge you faced in your day to day environment , and you will learn some tricks/framework to manage dependencies.

Target Audience

People who loves Agile


schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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    • Jutta Eckstein

      Jutta Eckstein / John Buck - With Sociocracy, Hierarchy Becomes Agile

      90 Mins

      Many agile teams suffer from the mismatch of agile and organizational leadership, with the latter being reflected by the organizational hierarchy. Based on self-organization and iterative processes, the agile teams run into trouble with the top-down steering of their environment. Consequently, agile proponents very often believe that a supportive agile organization should be structured without hierarchies, the so called “no managers” approach of “reinvented organizations.” Several companies in the agile field are experimenting with different organizational approaches that don’t use hierarchies. Yet, “no hierarchy” or “no managers” is not an option for many organizations.

      In this session we suggest using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place in an agile way - an option the organization is free to choose. Sociocracy shows how hierarchies can actually be agile and can strongly support (rather than opposing) agile philosophy. It enables managers to become agile leaders. As a participant you will learn how the principles of shared decision making and double-linking are key to enabling self-organization. These principles convert hierarchies from linear to circular so that they support an agile mindset.

      Sociocracy is a way for groups and organizations to self-organize. Based on four principles (self-organizing teams, shared decision making based on consent, double-linking, and electing people by consent to functions and tasks), sociocracy provides a path for existing organizations to have empowerment and self-responsibility on all levels. Different than comparable methods, sociocracy allows companies to start where they are – with their existing organizational structures and the like. It seems to be a perfect fit for organizations that need to be truly agile (due to market pressure) beyond their IT departments and software teams.

    • Sundaresan Jagadeesan

      Sundaresan Jagadeesan - Leadership Engagement - Philips Scaled Agile Transformation Journey

      Sundaresan Jagadeesan
      Sundaresan Jagadeesan
      Program Manager
      schedule 4 years ago
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      20 Mins

      Philips - SW transformation program is involved in the deployment of (Scaled) Agile framework to enable TTM and Quality in Business from the year 2014. We started with Pilots and then followed with Mass deployments. We have:

      1. 44 Agile Release Trains launched since Aug 2014 and 220 + PI planning sessions completed.
      2. Currently, focusing on System Business with multiple ART’s launched in Systems Business, including 1st ART launch in Philips –China.
      3. 3700+ people engaged in (Scaled) Agile way of working globally and part of ART's and 1300+ are formally certified in Agile and SAFe

      We have learned that when engaging, deploying, an important and not-to-be-forgotten first step is to brief Executives and leadership about the approach, changes .This typically takes 4-8 hours, which sounds like a huge investment, but almost always is seen as paying off. Involving Leadership along has been a key element of our Success in our deployment

    • Kurt Bittner

      Kurt Bittner - Two Dimensions Of Agile At Scale: How To Make The Most Of Your Agile Transformation

      Kurt Bittner
      Kurt Bittner
      VPEnterprise Solutions
      schedule 4 years ago
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      45 Mins

      Many organizations have achieved sufficient success at the single team level with Agile approaches like Scrum that they want to bring Agile to their entire enterprise. They want to reap the benefits of Agile across their whole organization, but they struggle with where to start and how to sustain the change. Scaling Agility has two dimensions: scaling horizontally, across large numbers of teams, and scaling vertically, integrating the work of multiple teams into a single product. Focusing on both dimensions enables organizations to achieve sustainable change by solving 3 main challenges: achieving consistency and the right Agile culture across teams without dictating behaviors, fostering the right interactions between Agile and non-Agile teams when there are dependencies between them, and adapting Agile approaches to deliver products that require a team-of-teams approach. 

    • Erwin van der Koogh

      Erwin van der Koogh - The 'Only' Two Things You Need to do to Scale Agile

      45 Mins

      The magic behind the Agile manifesto is in the question they asked. The 17 people assembling in Snowbird spend their time figuring out how they were similar, not what way of working was best. And in the course of those two days, they discovered the deeper truths in what worked.

      So what happens when we look what the different Agile Scaling frameworks have in common? A move away from projects towards product development and teams as the fundamental building blocks?

      In this talk, we will be exploring how these two shifts impact the way we scale Agile. Looking back on all the Agile Transformations I have done all of them have succeeded (or failed) when we have (not) focussed on these two things.

    • Fabiola Eyholzer
      Fabiola Eyholzer
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      schedule 4 years ago
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      “#1 trend: HR embraces agile" | HR Trend Institute

      "HR drives the agile organization" | HRO Today


      Agile HR is a hot topic. But what does it really mean: Is it about implementing Scrum in your HR teams? Is it about eliminating annual employee appraisals? Or is it more than that?

      Bringing your HR into the 21st Century with Lean | Agile values, principles, and practices starts by understanding the various aspects of Agile HR.

    • 45 Mins
      Experience Report

      This talk will present you with the real time challenges and ideas to deal with them in a healthy way with SAFe framework.

      • Challenges the organization needs to deal when they deal with Enterprise transformation.
      • How Leaders and Agile Coaches play an influencing and critical role in enabling the organization in scaling agile practices
      • How the leadership teams can make or break the deal
      • How the 5 critical challenges are addressed with Lean practices embedded in the SAFe framework.
      • Some tips to make it happen.