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How to Perfect Planning with SAFe, VSM, and Decentralized Teams


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Sponsored by Plutora


One of the ten principles of SAFe is to decentralize decision-making. As you break down dependencies and decentralize decision making to DevOps teams and value streams you’ll be moving from command and control toward autonomous teams. 

When you decentralize, your planning will need to adapt. You’ll need to understand the changing delivery speeds of different teams to continuously inspect and adapt your planning. To do so you’ll need to get visibility from planning through execution to understand exactly where your new feature is in your DevOps pipeline. 

Join Helen Beal, Chief Ambassador - DevOps Institute, Alejandro Debenedet, SAFe Program Consultant - Certified Digital Transformation Expert and Jeff Keyes, VP of Product Marketing Strategy at Plutora to discuss how to leverage Value Stream Management to gain end-to-end visibility in your SAFe implementations to navigate planning and manage risk as you decentralize decision-making.

Learn how: 

  • Planning needs to change as you decentralize decision making 
  • How to manage risk as you drive autonomy to your teams
  • How to maintain visibility from idea to realization as value delivery accelerates 
Helen Beal
Chief Ambassador - DevOps Institute
Helen Beal is a DevOps and Ways of Working coach, Chief Ambassador at DevOps Institute and an ambassador for the Continuous Delivery Foundation. She is the Chair of the Value Stream Management Consortium and provides strategic advisory services. She is also an analyst at Accelerated Strategies Group. She hosts the Day-to-Day DevOps webinar series for BrightTalk, speaks regularly on DevOps topics and is a DevOps editor for InfoQ. She regularly appears in TechBeacon’s DevOps Top100 lists and was recognized as the Top DevOps Evangelist 2020 in the DevOps Dozen awards.
VP, Product Marketing Strategy - Plutora
Jeff has spent his career writing code, designing software features and UI, running dev and test teams, consulting and evangelizing product messaging. Outside of 6 years at Microsoft, he has been primarily focused on growing startup companies. Founding board member of the Value Stream Management Consortium and an Ambassador for the DevOps Institute.
Alejandro Debenedet
SAFe 5 SPC, DevOps Institute Ambassador
Alejandro is SAFe 5 SPC and a DevOps Institute Ambassador.  He has started his career as a software developer and moved into service management and agile transformation as a trainer, coach, marketing, sales and consultancy usually appearing at event globally presenting the people factor to successful value generation for teams and organisations.

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