Everybody knows the mantra. ‘Build Measure Learn’. And yet we see many clients stuck in a never-ending build cycle.
Scaling Agile is a daunting task with high stakes. There are big gains to be had, but it can also fail so dramatically that a development organization can suffer years of developmental setbacks. After guiding some of the biggest Fortune 100 enterprises through this transformation, we've found a pathway that shows incremental improvements along the way, promotes confidence in the process, and that can be tuned while underway for the best results.
The last time we hosted a meeting for entrepreneurs, one of the more interesting questions asked was, “How do you know when you’re ready to build?”
No matter what process your teams are using, you still need a roadmap. It’s how you connect your strategy with execution. It guides the investment in people, tools, even acquisitions that need to be made to build the runway for your teams.
Think back to the last time you had to sign up for healthcare. Maybe it was through an online marketplace or an HR website while onboarding for a new job. Were you able to easily understand and compare the insurance plans?
You can draw a box around the design activity. You can restrict the scope. Ask the designer to just focus on wireframes. Maybe you think, if we focus on creating an intuitive, attractive design, then everything will be fine.
As a product manager, your goal with a weekly or biweekly product demo is three-fold:
One Lab Zero colleague has been bringing fresh-baked bread to work every morning for the last four years.
You’re our executive sponsor. You’re our business stakeholder. You’re our subject matter expert. You’re the business analyst who mocked up the data we’re presenting. You’re the head of product.
Thank you for considering our public SAFe classes. We aim to help you get traction actually implementing the class you attend. We also offer private SAFe classes, SAFe evaluation and tracking workshops, and SAFe implementation and coaching.