Strategy and Execution: Business Owners are the Key – Business Agility

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It’s hard to practice SAFe® effectively and achieve effective business agility if your key stakeholders aren’t fully engaged at the right level. In this episode, Charlene Cuenca, principal consultant and SPCT at Icon Agility, joins us to discuss why business owners are the key to implementing SAFe and successfully connecting strategy to execution—and delivering better business outcomes.

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It’s hard to practice SAFe® effectively and achieve business agility if your key stakeholders aren’t fully engaged at the right level. In this episode, Charlene Cuenca, principal consultant and SPCT at Icon Agility, joins us to discuss why business owners are critical to successfully connect strategy to execution—and deliver better business outcomes.  

Charlene explains how a business owner’s involvement in a SAFe implementation needs to span all of the organization’s planning horizons. Why a proxy isn’t a substitute for the real thing. And what happened at one organization when she convinced a business owner to actively participate in a PI Planning cycle.

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Hosted by: Melissa Reeve

Melissa Reeve is the Vice President of Marketing at Scaled Agile

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: Charlene Cuenca

Using a people-focused approach, Charlene provides coaching, training, and consulting to help organizations achieve sustainable transformation success. While she has a technical background, she focuses more on business, product, portfolio and program process, and organizational transformation strategy to achieve Organizational Agility.

Learn more about Charlene on LinkedIn