Get your SAFe questions answered from 3 of the world's most experienced practitioners. 

Whether you are considering a Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) Transformation, in the middle of one, or well on your way, come learn from our ICON SAFe Fellows Kathy Marshak and Charlene M. Cuenca and SPCT Matt Aaron!

SAFe Fellows and SAFe Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs) have exhibited mastery and leadership in the practices and principles of SAFe. Scaled Agile, Inc. has recognized only 28 individuals in the world with the SAFe Fellow distinction and 64 individuals with the SPCT distinction.

Participate in one of our Lean Coffee sessions to ask our experts your most pertinent questions and learn the ins and outs of successful SAFe Transformations. Each session will focus on a different stage of Transformation. Your questions will set the agenda for the Lean Coffee.

Register for the session that most closely matches your current stage of Transformation.

How does a Lean Coffee work?


Lean Coffee #1: How to Get Started with SAFe

with Kathy Marshak & Matt Aaron

This event was held on Friday, January 8 @ 11:30 CT (60 min). You can watch the recording here.


Lean Coffee #2: Optimize your Agile Release Trains

with Kathy Marshak & Matt Aaron

Friday, January 29 @ 11:30 CT (60 min)

When you have several ARTs running, your questions tend to change. Topics might include:

  • How to make Inspect & Adapt workshops more effective
  • How to redefine ARTs that weren't formed based on value streams
  • How to help Shared Services teams



Lean Coffee #3: Advanced Topics in Enterprise SAFe 

with Kathy Marshak & Charlene Cuenca

Friday, February 19 @ 11:30 CT (60 min)

When you are accelerating your transformation, you may be ready to discuss topics such as:

  • Lean Portfolio Management
  • Establishing a Coach-the-Coach or Train-the-Trainer program
  • Embracing agility in business teams



How does a Lean Coffee Work?

Lean Coffee

  1. Submit topics you’d like to discuss (we will send you an email reminder so you can submit questions beforehand).
  2. At the start of the meeting, everyone votes on the topics of most interest
  3. The most popular topic is discussed for 5 minutes. Then we vote to decide if we should continue the topic for 2 more minutes or move to the next topic.  
  4. Repeat for the next topic and continue until the end.