Panel Discussion: Connecting Operational and Development Value Streams

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When enterprises extend SAFe into the business, complexities can arise as people within organizational value streams interact with those in development value streams. In this episode, members of our panel share their insights and stories from the field about the role of the operational and development value streams in an enterprise’s journey toward business agility.

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When enterprises extend SAFe into the business, complexities can arise as people within organizational value streams interact with those in development value streams.  In this episode, members of our panel share their insights and stories from the field about the role of the operational and development value streams in an enterprise’s journey toward business agility. 

Topics the panel discusses include:

  • Confusion around the difference between an operational value stream and a development value stream
  • Customer-centricity and organizing around value
  • Bridging the gap between operational value streams and development value streams
  • Optimizing the customer experience

Hosted by: Melissa Reeve

Melissa Reeve

Melissa Reeve is the Vice President of Marketing at Scaled Agile, Inc. In this role, Melissa guides the marketing team, helping people better understand Scaled Agile, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and its mission.

Guest: Thorsten Janning

Thorsten focuses on the development of Lean and Agile organizations, as well as the implementation of Lean-Agile strategy and portfolio processes. As the first German SAFe Fellow, he is an experienced counterpart for c-level management on their way in the digital future for their enterprises. Find Thorsten on LinkedIn.

Guest: Saahil Panikar

Saahil has worked with start-ups and small businesses, the Federal Government, and Fortune 100 companies across North and South America, Europe, and Asia—and is determined to help organizations extend their Agility beyond IT. Connect with Saahil on LinkedIn.

Guest: Yuval Yeret

Yuval is the head of AgileSparks (a Scaled Agile Partner) in the United States where he leads enterprise-level Agile implementations. He’s also the steward of The AgileSparks Way and the firm’s SAFe, Flow/Kanban, and Agile Marketing. Find Yuval on LinkedIn.