Article 8 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Train Teams & launch ART

Article 8 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Train Teams & launch ART

SAFe Updates


As we like to say, “Train Teams and Launch Trains.”

That’s the subject of the eighth ‘critical move’ in the SAFe Implementation Roadmap, as you can see in the new article: Train Teams and launch ART.

This is a milestone moment in a SAFe rollout as it covers the steps that need to be taken to actually launch the first ART, and trigger the business benefits that can be had from the new way of working. It is also when the focus shifts to the newly formed Agile teams, and the training and knowledge they need to succeed as members of the ART.

In this article, we discuss:

  • Training the Agile Teams
  • The Benefits of “Big Room Training”
  • Launching the ART
  • The First PI Planning Session
  • Moving Forward

It’s important to recognize that this is just the beginning of a long and potentially rewarding journey for the organization and all the players. The fact that people have been initially trained in Agile doesn’t actually make them Agile. Just as Agile value delivery is incremental in nature, so is ‘becoming Agile.’ A mindset of continuous learning and inspect and adapt is now essential to the health and wellbeing of the ART and the business goals of the enterprise.

Read the full article here.

As always, we welcome your thoughts so if you’d like to provide some feedback on this new series of articles, you’re invited to leave your comments here.

Stay SAFe!
—Dean and the Framework team

Author Info

Dean Leffingwell

Recognized as the one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell is an author, entrepreneur, and software development methodologist.

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