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SAFe With No Estimates

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SAFe (The Scaled Agile Framework) uses┬áStory Points throughout the various levels as its estimation currency. This is covered in the “Story” article on the SAFe site. This is a pretty standard practice in organizations scaling agile these days. If you dive a bit deeper into how this is done in SAFe you will see that actually the story points used in SAFe are quite similar to “Ideal Developer Day” as this helps the teams align to a common baseline and support a rational economic ROI discussion at the level of Features/Capabilities that require effort from more than one team or haven’t even been mapped to a specific team yet.

An alternative to using Story Points at the team level that is interesting to look at especially as Kanban is becoming a first-class citizen of the SAFe world is to use NoEstimates.

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So What Is The Agile Boost Camp Workshop?

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“This format is amazing. All workshops should run this way”.

This is the comment we heard from a recent participant of our recently created Agile Boost Camp format. In this workshop we run a truly agile-style 2 days where the participants pick and choose topics they want to address. We adjust the plan along the way, we ran short timeboxed Pomodoro style sprints and consider next steps after each. Continue reading