Transformation in Practice Panel – Recharging a Stalled Transformation

Transformation in Practice Panel – Recharging a Stalled Transformation

Hear a field perspective from leading transformation experts. Our panelists will share their change leadership approach to revive a stalling transformation.

When:

June 28, 2022, 9:00 am – June 28, 2022, 9:30 am MST

Where:

Zoom

Who:

LACE Member, Release Train Engineer, Agile Coach, LACE Leader

Event Overview

How do you get your SAFe implementation unstuck? 

Hear a field perspective from leading transformation experts. Our panelists will share their change leadership approach to revive a stalling transformation.

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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Rebecca Davis

SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant – Framework Team (Scaled Agile)

Rebecca Davis has been leading Agile teams, trains, and leaders for over 15 years within startups, mid-size, and Fortune 100 enterprises. Davis brings her experience as a former Release Train Engineer, Scrum Master, Portfolio Lead, Quality Director, and LACE Director into her current activities. Rebecca is a SAFe Fellow and SPCT who highlights joy and energy within her work.

Chris Ruch

CEO, SPCT (Agile Rising)

Chris Ruch has more than two decades of experience as a leader and executive in software development, Agile Product Management, and Lean Portfolio Management. As Agile Rising’s President and CEO, he leads our team of Enterprise Transformation Coaches and specializes in large, complex transformation strategy, lean portfolio management, and SAFe across the enterprise (from business agility, hardware, marketing, to support).

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Cheryl Crupi

Principal (Crupi & Co.)

Founder and principal of Crupi & Co., Cheryl Crupi is an internationally recognized speaker, author and executive coach specializing in Lean-Agile change leadership. Cheryl is passionate about achieving the benefits of Agility, starting with the building blocks of team Agility to the full span of enterprise business Agility. In over a decade as an enterprise Agile change champion in Fortune 500 companies, she successfully activated confident, adaptive and innovate Agilists in 40+ countries.

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Yvonne Delaney

SPCT Candidate. Enterprise Agile Coach (CPrime)

The agile movement in the early 2000s was a game changer, and Yvonne realized that early on and never turned back. Since then agile has been at the foundation of Yvonne’s coaching. She has enabled organizations to get truly excited about engaging and working in new ways to gain efficiencies in delivering high-quality products that are of great value to their customers. Yvonne is well versed in leading large scale organizational transformations. Leveraging her agile subject matter expertise coupled with deep software process engineering and quality assurance background, Yvonne has been the change agent leading numerous start-ups to Fortune 100 companies in translating their product vision into market-ready reality.

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:

LACE Member, Agile Coach, Director

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.

Elements of the Value Stream Mapping Canvas

Elements of the Value Stream Mapping Canvas

Value Stream Mapping canvases have several elements. We received many questions about those in our previous Value Stream Mapping Workshop webinar series. In this webinar, we will explain the canvas elements with a focus on previous questions so that you can clearly articulate them to the VSMW participants.

Both Current and Future State Canvases will be covered.

When:

June 7, 2022, 8:00 am – June 7, 2022, 9:00 am MST

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Agile Coach, Change Agent

Speakers

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Hande Kazgan

SAFe Content Advisor, SPC (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.

Agile Israel

Agile Israel

Agile Israel is the main Agile and DevOps event in Israel since 2008.  This year’s theme is “Made of Agile” You how an Agile mindset has become part of leading companies’ DNA and how they practice Agility every day.

When:

May 25, 2022, 8:00 am – May 25, 2022, 1:45 pm

Where:

Cinema City Glilot

Who:

Agile Coach

Event Overview

Inbar Oren, SAFe Chief Product Officer, Fellow, and Methodologist will be presenting how companies around the world organized and re-organized around the flow of value to enable them to achieve business results faster, as well as what it meant for their hierarchie

Speakers

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Inbar Oren

SAFe Chief Product Officer, Fellow, and Methodologist (Scaled Agile)

Working as a principal contributor to SAFe, and Scaled Agile instructor and consultant, Inbar’s current focus is on working with leaders at the Program, Value Stream, and Portfolio levels to help them bring the most out of their organizations, build new processes and culture.

CTG MoveIT

CTG MoveIT

Inbar Oren, SAFe Fellow & Principal Consultant, Scaled Agile will be presenting on the topic of “Moving to Business Agility”.   In this talk, Inbar Oren will share the business agility value stream and how improving it requires core competencies that drive business agility. We will deep dive into Lean Portfolio Management, and share stories on how companies used SAFe to drive Business Agility.

When:

May 19, 2022, 12:00 pm – May 19, 2022, 5:30 pm ECT

Where:

Events Den Berg, Londerzeel, Belgium

Event Overview

Since its foundation in 2017, CTG’s moveIT seminars have always been focusing on sharing experiences on how to bring your IT to the next level. This year’s edition (which will take place in real life, if regulations allow) will evolve around your changing IT Climate.

Just as Climate Change has become an ever-more pressing and urgent topic, affecting everyone around the globe, the IT world is presented with a wide variety of challenges, where the complexity is increasing almost on a daily basis, at a rate we’ve never witnessed before.

Speakers

Inbar Oren

Chief Product Officer (Scaled Agile)

Working as a principal contributor to SAFe, and Scaled Agile instructor and consultant, Inbar’s current focus is on working with leaders at the Program, Value Stream, and Portfolio levels to help them bring the most out of their organizations, build new processes and culture.

Vehicle Electronics & Connected Services (VECS)

Vehicle Electronics & Connected Services (VECS)

Scaled Agile is a sponsor for VECS 2022.  Inbar Oren will join a distinguished panel from the European auto industry to discuss “How Can a Large Automotive Company Ensure the Agile Mindset Is Embraced Throughout the Whole Organization?”  

When:

May 17, 2022, 8:30 am – May 18, 2022, 4:20 pm ECT

Where:

Gothenburg, Sweden

Event Overview

The Future of Transportation is Autonomous & Electric! Connecting autonomous and electric technology will enable disruptive transportation solutions and reshape the society we live in. How do we plan for success in this context? At VECS 2022 you will meet the most innovative minds in Autonomous, Electrification, Connected Vehicles & Mobility. You will get in-depth insights, new disruptive knowledge and unmissable networking. Listen to our outstanding speakers’ cutting edge insights on the topics that are top of mind in the new ecosystem for transportation. We look forward to meeting you on May 17-18 2022 in Gothenburg!

Speakers

Inbar Oren

Chief Product Officer (Scaled Agile)

Working as a principal contributor to SAFe, and Scaled Agile instructor and consultant, Inbar’s current focus is on working with leaders at the Program, Value Stream, and Portfolio levels to help them bring the most out of their organizations, build new processes and culture.

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.

SAFe® Day Government

SAFe® Day Government

Advancing the Government’s Mission with SAFe

When:

April 21, 2022, 8:00 am – April 21, 2022, 3:15 pm EST

Where:

Online

Who:

Program or Project Manager, Agile Coach, Product Manager, Government Agilists

Event Overview

Get ready for a knowledge-packed day featuring customer stories and informative speaker sessions—all tailored to a government audience.  

  • Connect with SAFe coaches, thought leaders, and change agents
  • Get advice from subject matter experts on setting up a SAFe transformation
  • Network, ask questions and share best practices with your peers
  • Discover firsthand how public and private sector organizations use SAFe to deliver value to customers

Speakers

Dean Leffingwell

Creator of SAFe, Chief Methodologist (Scaled Agile)

Recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell is an entrepreneur and software development methodologist best known for creating SAFe®, the world’s most widely used framework for business agility.

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Harry Koehneman

SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant (Scaled Agile)

Harry Koehnemann is a SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant at Scaled Agile where he helps organizations build and deliver solutions faster, more predictably, and with high quality. He has decades of experience with product development lifecycle practices including Lean, agile, MBSE, requirements management, quality management, and the related activities necessary to support compliance. Harry is a regular presenter on Lean-Agile topics and engineering practices at agile, engineering, and government conferences.

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Dr. Steve Mayner

SAFe fellow (Scaled Agile)

Dr. Steve Mayner is an executive coach and Lean-Agile evangelist with a passion for cultivating transformational leaders and high performing teams. His 33+ year career in business includes roles as vice president in multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as chief technology officer for a Health IT startup company. He also retired in 2003 as a commissioned officer in the reserve component of the U.S. Air Force with just under 21 years of service. In his current role as a SAFe® Fellow for Scaled Agile, Inc., Steve contributes to the ongoing development of the framework and courseware with specializations in government, leadership, learning culture, and organizational change. In addition to the SAFe Summits, he has been a regular presenter at the DevOps Enterprise Summit, PMI, and various government and industry conferences.

Kimberly Wade

LACE Team Member (Naval Air Systems Command)

Ms. Wade is a member of the Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) for the F/A-18 & EA-18G Integrated Product Team (IPT) at Naval Air Weapons Station – China Lake. As a lean-agile change agent within the IPT, Ms. Wade has had the opportunity to coach a diverse workforce of engineering, software development and business operations teams as they implement changes using success patterns from both industry and Government programs.

Angela Ackerly

Supervisory Financial Specialist (United States Department of Agriculture)

Angie is a supervisory financial specialist in one of USDA’s financial management organizations. Angie puts a high priority on delivering sound processes through automated financial applications, with a keen interest in supporting the front-line USDA employees who directly serve the nation’s farmers and ranchers in delivering the USDA FPAC mission. She is challenging herself and her team to adopt agility in software development. She is also researching how agile concepts can be introduced in other activities managed by her team. She lives outside of Kansas City, MO with her husband and three miniature dachshunds. She is also a crazy Kansas City Chief’s fan, enjoys traveling and hasn’t given up on learning to play the drums!

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Helen Scott

Product Owner (United States Department of Agriculture)

Helen is a Product Owner for the USDA whose business focus is accounting. Being a new Product Owner on an existing Agile Release Train, she enjoys learning a new way of working. She’s impressed with how well the SAFe works and how committed everyone is to Business Agility! Helen is driven to learn more about Product Ownership and share her experiences to help kickstart the journey of new Product Owners.

Jennifer Roberts

Agile Product Owner (United States Department of Agriculture)

Jennifer is an Agile Product Owner with an Accounting background. She brings a positive attitude and commitment to her team. Her team’s product is Funds Management.

Michael Kester

Lean-Agile Product Owner (United States Department of Agriculture)

Michael is a Lean-Agile Product owner, Systems Accountant and a Lean-Agile convert.  Michael has worked as a product owner under waterfall and Lean- Agile. Michael is responsible for multiple systems which combine to deliver payments to America’s farmers and has 10 years government accounting experience. His passion is accounting, databases, creating awesome Excel formulas and delivering programs which help farmers feed America. Michael enjoys golfing, country music, speaking in public and spending time with his wife and six kids which range from 13 years old to 1 year old.

Ron MacKenzie

Agile Coach/SAFe Program Consultant (United States Department of Agriculture)

Ty Deschamp

Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Infrastructure (Acting) (NA-52) (National Nuclear Security Administration)

Ty Deschamp is the Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Infrastructure at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). His office is responsible for the modernization, operations, and maintenance of NNSA’s $116.3 billion physical infrastructure and more than 5,000 property assets. Ty has over 15 years of broad experience across NNSA and the Department of Energy (DOE) in the areas of nuclear infrastructure and safety, nuclear nonproliferation, national security, and environmental management.

SAFe Thursday: Expert Talk – Ask an SPCT

SAFe Thursday: Expert Talk – Ask an SPCT

We had an overwhelming response for the SAFe® Thursday – Ask an SPCT on 3 February and could not answer all of your questions. So we are back with another SAFe Thursday: Expert Talk – Ask an SPCT with Ashwinee Kalkura, SPCT, Professional Coach, on 3 March.

When:

March 3, 2022, 7:00 pm – March 3, 2022, 8:00 pm IST

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Agile Coach

Event Overview

To navigate digital disruption, many organizations have changed how Agile teams and ARTs collaborate, which means guidance on PI Planning, organizational agility, and Agile Teams needed to adapt as well. These rapid changes have resulted in many questions and doubts.

Are you struggling to find answers for your SAFe implementation? If so, register for this immersive webinar where Ashwinee will answer your questions live.

Speakers

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Ashwinee Kalkura

SPCT, Professional Coach (Cyberbahn)

Ashwinee is an experienced Agile Coach, Consultant and a passionate Trainer with a demonstrated history of working in the Retail, Mobile, Industrial Automation, Banking and Networking industries. Strong engineering professional skilled in Agile Methodologies (SAFe, Scrum, XP, Kanban), Technical Practices, Test Automation and Stakeholder Management. He has trained over 2000 people on Certification based training. 

Explore SAFe® Enterprise

Explore SAFe® Enterprise

Your competitors are moving fast; they have an advantage that you have access to. Chief Product Officer of Scaled Agile Inc., Inbar Oren, will provide an overview of SAFe Enterprise. 

When:

February 24, 2022, 4:00 pm – February 24, 2022, 5:00 pm AET

Where:

Zoom

Who:

Transformation Leader, Agile Coach, Director, LACE Leader

Event Overview

SAFe Enterprise is a system of knowledge, tools, and practices essential to successfully scale agile across the enterprise. SAFe Enterprise bundles the critical components of learning, adopting, and practicing SAFe into a single platform, accessible to leaders and teams anytime, anywhere. This webinar will explore these components and the four main areas they represent within your organization: Go SAFe, Know SAFe, Do SAFe, Be SAFe!

Speakers

Inbar Oren

Chief Product Officer (Scaled Agile)

Inbar has more than 20 years experience in the high-tech market, working in small and large enterprises, as well as a range of roles from development and architecture to executive positions. For over a decade, Inbar has been helping development organizations—in both software and integrated systems—improve results by adopting Lean-Agile best practices. Previous clients include Cisco, Woolworths, Amdocs, Intel, and NCR. Working as a principal contributor to SAFe, and Scaled Agile instructor and consultant, Inbar’s current focus is on working with leaders at the Program, Value Stream, and Portfolio levels to help them bring the most out of their organizations, build new processes and culture. A martial arts aficionado, Inbar holds black belts in several arts. He also thinks and lives the idea of “scale,” raising five kids—including two sets of twins—with his beautiful wife, Ranit.