Transformation in Practice Panel – LACE Launch and Evolution

Transformation in Practice Panel – LACE Launch and Evolution

How does a Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) enable a successful SAFe implementation? 

When:

June 14, 2022, 9:00 am – June 14, 2022, 9:30 am

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Agile Coach, Director, LACE Member

Event Overview

Hear a field perspective from LACE and transformation leaders. Our panelists will share stories and lessons in standing up the LACE, and how to evolve the LACE over time.

This part of a webinar series introducing success patterns for a SAFe transformation.

Speakers

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Deema Dajani

SAFe Fellow, Product Manager (Scaled Agile)

Deema draws on a Startup background and an MBA from Kellogg to help large established institutions achieve Portfolio and business agility. Starting her journey practicing Lean-Agile methods in the early 2000’s, years before she transitioned to advising the largest transformations and lean portfolio management in the Financial Services space. Deema is the co-founder of the Women in Agile organization a non profit organization focused on removing barriers and promoting inclusion in the agile community.

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Donna Hogan

SAFe Content Advisor, SPC (Scaled Agile)

Donna Hogan is an SPC and a Content Advisor at Scaled Agile Inc. Prior to joining SAI, she spent 10+ years helping people, teams and organizations with Agile Transformation. Donna believes that adopting and scaling Agile enables people and teams to do their best work to delight customers and sense and respond to change in our fast paced and complex world.

Lee Marston

Senior Agile Coach, SAFe Implementation Lead (Vodafone)


Lee Marston, currently part of the Vodafone Business Platforms and Solutions (VBPS) LACE. Worked in Vodafone for over 4 years now, helping VBPS and now wider Vodafone transition to more agile ways of working by implementing the SAFe framework as par of a new Product Operating Model.

Alena Keck

Senior Manager, Enterprise Lean-Agile Coach, SPC (MHP – A Porsche Company)

Alena Keck is a Lean-Agile Enterprise Transformation Leader passionate to help large global companies to reach the full potential of business agility. She was a strong catalyst of Scaled Agile Transformation at the Digital Solution Center at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA and led lean-agile transformation for over 1,000 engineers at Aptiv. Currently Senior Manager at MHP – A Porsche Company Alena is growing and developing a team of agile coaches and supporting Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) of a premium automotive OEM, connecting the transformation to the Digital Strategy and implementing Lean Portfolio Management as Enterprise Lean-Agile Coach.

Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned from an RTE in Her First 60 Days

Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned from an RTE in Her First 60 Days

When:

April 27, 2022, 12:00 pm – April 27, 2022, 1:00 pm

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer, Agile Coach

Event Overview

Scaled Agile Inc.’s newest Release Train Engineer, Lieschen Gargano, will take us through her journey as a RTE and her first PI Planning in the role. During this hour webinar session you will hear first hand how she and the team prepared for their first PI planning, including tips, tricks and lessons learned. We will cover ART and Team Events, Role Based Learning, planning challenges, and answer your questions.

Speakers

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Lieschen Gargano

Release Train Engineer (Scaled Agile)

Lieschen Gargano is an RTE, SPC, Agile coach, and conflict specialist—thanks in part to her master’s degree in conflict resolution. As an RTE at Scaled Agile, Lieschen loves working to find ways for Scaled Agile to better support customers through value delivery. She also has a passion for defining leading practices to deliver value in both development and non-technical environments.

Value Stream Mapping Webinar Series Part 4 – Gaining Buy-In

Value Stream Mapping Webinar Series Part 4 – Gaining Buy-In

In this final webinar of the series, Hande and Marc will provide recommendations for raising awareness of the importance of actively managing value streams and gaining leadership-level support for conducting value stream mapping workshops.

When:

March 28, 2022, 12:00 pm – March 28, 2022, 12:30 pm

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Change Agent

Event Overview

Part 1: Preparing for the workshop (February 7)
Part 2: Conducting the workshop (March 1)
Part 3: Post workshop follow up activities (March 15)
Part 4: Gaining buy-in (March 28)

Speakers

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Marc Rix

Fellow, Principal Consultant (Scaled Agile)

Marc helps large enterprises leverage the game-changing power of Lean, Agile, and DevOps at scale. He has been practicing Agile for over 20 years and is an internationally recognized thought leader, consultant, trainer, adviser, and speaker. Marc is a SAFe Fellow and member of the Framework team at Scaled Agile.

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Hande Kazgan

SPC, SAFe Content Advisor  (Scaled Agile)

Hande is currently a SAFe® Program Consultant and Content Advisor at Scaled Agile. She started her career in fintech with a background in economics. She has more than two decades of experience in traditional and Agile organizations, always focusing on value delivery. After taking roles in Agile teams as a QA engineer, she transitioned into a quality architect role, then moved to help teams and enterprises adopt Agile and SAFe. She supported companies from startups to Fortune 50 enterprises in their transformation journey and value delivery.

Organizing Around and Managing Value Streams is Essential to Success with SAFe®

Events > Webinars > Organizing Around and Managing Value Streams is Essential to Success with SAFe®

Organizing Around and Managing Value Streams is Essential to Success with SAFe®


One important concept that differentiates SAFe in the marketplace is “Organizing around Value.” For those Implementing SAFe understanding this concept, Identifying Value Streams and Value Stream Management are essential to the success of any implementation.

When:

November 26, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 PM IST

Where:

Zoom

Who:

SAFe Change Agents

Event Overview


One important concept that differentiates SAFe in the marketplace is “Organizing around Value.” For those Implementing SAFe understanding this concept, Identifying Value Streams and Value Stream Management are essential to the success of any implementation.

Speakers

Gerald Cadden

SPCT5, Strategic Advisor at Scaled Agile

Gerald is an experienced business and IT professional, Strategic Advisor, and Scaled Agile

Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) at Scaled Agile Inc. He focuses on applying the Scaled

Agile Framework (SAFe) to achieve Business Agility for small, medium, and large enterprises.

His background in business analysis, development, and consulting let him keep a pragmatic

view for guiding organizations through the complexities of these significant transformations.

Teaching LPM – Experience the Updated Getting Started Workshop

Events > Webinars > Teaching LPM – Experience the Updated Getting Started Workshop

Teaching LPM – Experience the Updated Getting Started Workshop

Experience the new LPM Getting Started Workshop material and activities in this interactive webinar. We are offering this session so you can confidently facilitate Day three of LPM, the Getting Started Workshop, which is designed to prepare change agents for LPM implementation.

When:

December 8, 2021, 9:00 am – December 8, 2021, 9:00 am MST

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Agile Coach, Consultant, Product Manager, Program Manager

SAFe and Business Agility – Navigate the Age of Software and Digital

Events > Webinars > SAFe and Business Agility – Navigate the Age of Software and Digital

SAFe and Business Agility – Navigate the Age of Software and Digital

When:

Nov 17, 2021 10:00 AM Vietnam

Where:

Zoom

Event Overview

Join Gerald Cadden of Scaled Agile to learn more about what SAFe is and how it can help your organization work differently and build the future.

Speakers

Gerald Cadden

SPCT, Strategic Advisor at Scaled Agile

Gerald is an experienced business and IT professional, Strategic Advisor, and Scaled Agile

Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) at Scaled Agile Inc. He focuses on applying the Scaled

Agile Framework (SAFe) to achieve Business Agility for small, medium, and large enterprises.

His background in business analysis, development, and consulting let him keep a pragmatic

view for guiding organizations through the complexities of these significant transformations.