Over the last 2 months, McKenna Consultants have been running a series of SAFe® Planning in Action workshops across the UK. The feedback has been great so we are announcing further dates!

We have been successfully running these sessions for local community groups and have now decided to bring one of the key and most valuable ceremonies of the SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework®) process to a wider audience within the software development community.

We are now lined up to run the workshop at two huge conferences – Agile Tour London and Lean Agile Scotland.

The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) has a special event that is held for every Program Increment (5 sprints-ish). This is a large scale, collaborative event including everyone from the Agile Release Train (50 people plus). These workshops are highly interactive events where all participants are involved in one of many teams collaborating together to plan a single Program Increment for a single product. The schedule roughly contains:

  • Overview of SAFe® Program Increment Planning
  • (Fictional) Business Context
  • Product / Solution Vision
  • Architecture Vision And Development Practices
  • Planning Session 1
  • Draft Plan Review
  • Planning Session 2
  • Final Plan Review
  • Risk ROAMing
  • Confidence Vote
  • Retrospective

These will be fast-paced, high octane sessions with a lot of fun!

Nick McKenna, the founder and CEO of McKenna Consultants, and Aaron McKenna are SAFe® Program Consultants (SPC) and will be running the sessions.

If you would like to attend one of these sessions below (completed workshops are ruled out), sign up (most groups are on meetup.com) for FREE (unless stated) today:

We look forward to seeing lots of faces eager to learn about how to scale agile!