SAFe, Scrum, Kanban, or something else?
In the latest AGL Live, experienced leaders of agile government projects explain how to choose the right approach for your team size and project type — starting with a beginner-level overview of each framework.
- Brent Weaver | Implementation Director, U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Joey Spooner | Kanban Trainer, TriTech Enterprise Systems, Inc.
- Jon Stone | Agile Coach/Director, The Private Sector Group LLC.
- Dave Witkin | Principal, Packaged Agile
- Why are there so many ways to “do” agile, and what are they? (6:00)
- Overview of Scrum in government (9:15)
- Overview of Kanban in government (13:30)
- Overview of SAFe in government (18:45)
- Fitness for purpose: how to decide what framework to use (23:30)
- When Scrum is commonly used in government and the types of problems it helps solve (29:45)
- When Kanban is commonly used in government and the types of problems it helps solve (31:26)
- When SAFe is commonly used in government and the types of problems it helps solve (34:24)
- How to take a framework and move to a realistic implementation based on your needs (37:35)
- How to implement a complicated framework like SAFe in a government agency (38:22)
- In Kanban, how do you engage the customer? (40:08)
- In Scrum, how do you empower a PO who is a couple of levels removed from the end users, as often happens in government? (42:26)
- Do these different approaches affect agile acquisitions? (46:13)
- Perspective from a government agency (CMS) on the movement towards agile contracting (51:39)
- Common pitfalls of Scrum to look out for (53:01)
- Common pitfalls of SAFe to look out for (55:42)
- Common pitfalls of Kanban to look out for (56:50)
- Video: Kanban implementation at the Dept. of Labor
- Book: Essential Scrum
- Book: Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners
- Book: The Phoenix Project
- Article: 5 Myths About Scaling Agile in Government
- SAFe training from Jon’s company
- Agile Team Facilitation for Scrum Masters
- Kanban books and materials from Joey (use discount code JoeyKMM for a deal!)