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RECORDED WEBINARS | 2021

5 Landmines to Avoid When Implementing OKRs and Agile Transformation

Join us and our partners at Ally.io for an exceptional OKR conversation

During this conversation you will learn:

  • The tangible benefits of having an aligned organization and the 5 key landmines to avoid when it comes OKRs and agile transformation.
  • How agile transformation and business strategy go hand in hand when setting company-wide objectives
  • How you can adopt OKRs in any phase of your agile journey
  • How to transform your business practices from general output to accelerated revenue-driving outcomes

A Deep Dive into the 4 Dimensions of the SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline | Part 4: Release on Demand

Are you pressured to deliver high-quality products quickly but often fall behind, unable to meet consumer demand? Maybe there is too much rework slowing things down. Or maybe conflict is arising from the fact that your goals and incentives are vastly different from the other teams’. ICON Agility Services and Scaled Agile, Inc. takes a deep dive into the SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline and how to apply DevOps effectively to your value streams. 

Top 5 Post-Pandemic Business Problems & How To Solve Them With Business Agility

Coming out of the pandemic, companies find themselves facing another 'new normal', resulting in the call for the latest future-fit strategies to continue to be adaptive, creative, and resilient. Adaptive companies are going to find the need to explore frameworks and techniques that heighten their Business Agility such as SAFe, DevSecOps, Design Thinking, OKRs, and Lean/Agile practices. By pursuing an Agile Business Model at an organizational level, you can give your business the adaptability necessary to both survive and thrive in this unprecedented environment.

A Deep Dive into the 4 Dimensions of the SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline | Part 3: Continuous Deployment

Are you pressured to deliver high-quality products quickly but often fall behind, unable to meet consumer demand? Maybe there is too much rework slowing things down. Or maybe conflict is arising from the fact that your goals and incentives are vastly different from the other teams’. ICON Agility Services and Scaled Agile, Inc. takes a deep dive into the SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline and how to apply DevOps effectively to your value streams. 

Leveraging OKRs as a Catalyst for Transformation 

So you’ve adopted SAFe practices and processes to build your product “right”...but how do you know you’re building the “right” thing? When implemented correctly, OKRs establish strategic alignment from top to bottom in the organization to ensure funded initiatives help achieve enterprise goals. In this webinar, Larry LaSalle and Colin O’Neill share how to complement your Agile transformation with OKRs to become a strategically aligned and outcome-focused organization. 

A Deep Dive into the 4 Dimensions of the SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline | Part 2: Continuous Integration

Are you pressured to deliver high-quality products quickly but often fall behind, unable to meet consumer demand? Maybe there is too much rework slowing things down. Or maybe conflict is arising from the fact that your goals and incentives are vastly different from the other teams’. ICON Agility Services and Scaled Agile, Inc. takes a deep dive into the SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline and how to apply DevOps effectively to your value streams.  

A Deep Dive into the 4 Dimensions of the SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline | Part 1: Continuous Exploration

Are you pressured to deliver high-quality products quickly but often fall behind, unable to meet consumer demand? Maybe there is too much rework slowing things down. Or maybe conflict is arising from the fact that your goals and incentives are vastly different from the other teams’. ICON Agility Services and Scaled Agile, Inc. take a deep dive into the SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline and how to apply DevOps effectively to your value streams. 

Launching Agile Trains Remotely 

Launching an Agile Release Train (ART) takes communication, collaboration, and courage, especially when all or most of the people on the train are working remotely. While the “what” to launch an ART is the same as collaborating in person, the “how” tends to be very different. Join Kathy Marshak, SAFe Fellow and SPCT for ICON Agility Services, as she shares practical tips to help you launch ARTs while working remotely. This webinar addresses actions for RTEs, Product Managers, System Architects, Business Owners, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and other change agents.  

Identifying Value Streams & ARTs

Are you having problems getting people to participate in a Value Stream Workshop? Are your existing Agile Release Trains (ARTs) or Solution Trains poorly structured or limited by silos?

Join Kathy Marshak, SAFe Fellow and SPCT for ICON Agility Services, as she shares practical tips for:

  • Preparing for a value stream workshop
  • Getting participant buy-in and reducing barriers
  • Setting a remote-friendly agenda
  • Collecting data
  • Answering coaching philosophy questions
  • Running a remote value stream workshop
  • Following through on actions to form a new ART, restructure existing ARTs, or as input to lean budgeting

In Practice: Lean Portfolio Management Guardrails

Using the four LPM guardrails defined in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), you can improve the alignment of strategy and day-to-day actions that affect value delivery. SAFe Fellow Kathy Marshak of ICON and Mark Des Biens, Senior Product Specialist at Targetprocess, discuss and demonstrate the four LPM guardrails in action.

Lean Coffee with ICON's SAFe Experts: Optimize Your ARTs 

In this Lean Coffee, SAFe Fellow Kathy Marshak & SPCT Matt Aaron discuss:

  • Tips for effectively running multiple PI Planning events concurrently & how to handle teams or individuals that need to participate with all trains
  • Best ways for Solutions Architects to engage the train & optimize interactions
  • How to scale Shared Services across multiple ARTs
  • Advice for maturing the LPM of one ART’s operational value stream when the rest of the organization is still on traditional annual project-based budgeting
  • What metrics to use besides PPM
  • Common mistakes ARTs make & strategies to avoid or manage those challenges
  • How an RTE would facilitate design thinking sessions

Lean Coffee with ICON's SAFe Experts: How to Get Started with SAFe

In this Lean Coffee, SAFe Fellow Kathy Marshak & SPCT Matt Aaron discuss:

  • What to do with an assigned "Technical Product Manager" who hasn't had training & does not believe in SAFe
  • How to overcome "middle management" leadership pushback
  • Strategies to uninstall old ways of working when launching SAFe
  • What to do when leadership does not address "system" issues
  • How to engage remote team members
  • Characteristics of a good Release Train Engineer (RTE)
  • Practical tips for conducting a Value Stream Workshop

RECORDED WEBINARS | 2020

SAFe Summit 2020: Lean Coffee with Dean Leffingwell

11.05.20

In this Lean Coffee with Dean Leffingwell, the creator and co-founder of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe), Dean presents his excellent musings and chalk-talk answers on the following topics:

  • Critical Success Factors for a Lean-Agile Center of Excellence & Roadmap for Organizational Agility 
  • Roadmap for SAFe 6.0
  • The Do's & Don'ts when implementing Lean Portfolio Management

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Gtmhub Demo

10.21.20

Jenny Herald, CPO of Gtmhub, covers how to manage your OKR lifecycle with Gtmhub successfully. We focus on how to set, align, achieve, and reflect on your OKRs and unravel the key processes and functionalities behind stress-free OKRs management using Gtmhub. Larry LaSalle, ICON Leadership Coach and Scaled OKRs, also answers strategic implementation questions.

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5 Traps to Avoid Before Committing to OKRs

09.24.20

In this conversation with Larry LaSalle, leadership coach for ICON and founder of Scaled OKRs, you’ll learn: how to determine if your corporate vision is anchored or floating, if your organization is committed to OKRs, if you have the right change management processes in place and the practices that will lead to immediate OKR failure.

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Measuring Business Value Delivery with OKRs in Targetprocess

08.26.20

In this webinar, experts from ICON and Targetprocess review how to capture your organization’s strategy using OKRs and how to leverage Targetprocess to make explicit connections between the work being done.

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Catalyze Your SAFe Transformation with Flow Metrics

08.12.20

In this webinar, ICON and Tasktop experts use data from an actual product value stream as a basis for an interactive exchange of interpreting Flow Metrics and coaching to address root causes as part of continuous improvement efforts.

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How to Define the Right DevOps Metrics

04.21.20

The most innovative organizations know how to gather the right metrics to achieve DevOps success. You want to measure the right things too, but where should you start and what should you measure…and not measure? In this webinar, ICON and Targetprocess help you decide key DevOps outcomes and metrics to drive more value, how to combine metrics to provide a full picture of the Value Stream and a demonstration of the measurement capabilities of the Targetprocess Tool.

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SAFe for Business Teams 101: The Secrets to Extending Agility to the Entire Enterprise

02.18.20

SPCTs Deema Dajani (Scaled Agile) and Saahil Panikar present the industry shift to Business Agility using SAFe and the experience of forming Business Teams as Agile Teams. They highlight: The push for Business Agility in SAFe 5.0, common myths about Agile Business Team and the blueprint to extending agility to your entire enterprise.

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