FAQs LIVE Special: In association with Scaled Agile.



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Date: 9th September 2020
Location: Online Event
Time: 10:30-12:00 BST | 11:30-13:00 CEST

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FAQs LIVE Special: In-depth answers to SAFe questions

Agility in Mind provides free interactive learning with our FAQs LIVE sessions across the globe. Our industry-leading consultants have animated our FAQs to bring agile topics to a virtual screen providing a great learning experience for all who attend.

We have evolved and adapted our FAQS LIVE to make sure our sessions provide a rich engaging experience to help clear peoples doubts and learn something new by delivering great content and giving people the opportunity to ask questions to help solidify their knowledge.

About this event

Agility in Mind’s Frequent Agile Questions have become a valuable source for agile practitioners across the globe. In response, FAQs have been bought alive with FAQs LIVE, a blend of valuable teaching and interactive discussion on specific topics. The most popular FAQs relate to the Scaled Agile Framework, so this webinar is an extended and more in-depth special event, in association with Scaled Agile, inc., taking the common themes and drawing out richer seams of knowledge and practical advice.

We’ve collated the questions asked by attendees of FAQs LIVE on SAFe Roles, Requirements, and Events, and a theme emerged: How do you take a lean-agile approach when there is so much pressure to take big up-front decisions?

  • How do you keep stakeholders happy when they want to see the annual roadmap?
  • Is there a risk of accumulating technical debt without up-front architecture?
  • What if you are required to provide forecasts for the whole year?
  • How do the architect roles work, and is there space for teams to practice emergent architecture?

Part 1: Requirements, planning, and budgeting meet lean-agile principles

  • Intent behind PI planning, highlighting the flexibility and control this enables
  • Q&A
  • Overview of portfolio level budgeting and the advantages over project budgeting
  • Q&A

Part 2: How does technical architecture and design work at scale?

  • The great trade-off: how much time should you spend designing before you start building?
  • Q&A
  • The relationship between architects and teams in SAFe
  • Q&A

Provided by Scaled Agile

Your Panellists

Name: Duncan Evans

Name: Rune Kølle Christensen

Role: Head of Training

Role: Senior Consultant / SAFe Trainer

Company: Agility in Mind

Company: Scaled Agile

Duncan is an experienced SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC), as well as a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST). He draws on many years of practical experience in digital product delivery as an agile delivery practitioner and consultant. Duncan's approach to implementing SAFe is centred around the idea that the framework is not a cookie-cutter approach, but rather a collection of agile best practice packaged up in an actionable format. Students and clients benefit from this flexibility and pragmatic use of the scaled agile framework.



Rune is a senior consultant and SAFe trainer at Scaled Agile, Inc, working as a business oriented and IT minded Enterprise Agile coach certified as SAFe Program Consultant (SPC). He enjoys helping businesses with value creation through the use of agile principles and practices. Rune has trained more than 500 students in SAFe, Scrum and agile principles, conducting training for leaders, scrum masters, product owners and a wide range of talented team members. Over the course of his career Rune has experienced a wide variety of international enterprises and learned the challenges and benefits of deploying agility at scale. He has experience working across geographical boundaries with distributed teams from cultures all over the World.

Really great session! Thank you so much for this. Loved the format of content then space to ask / discuss areas. Loved the dynamic between Duncan and Brian, and how they had each others’ back. Tasneem, A

Great session, thanks for doing this online. I join from Germany and there aren’t many English session here, so this is really enabling people like me to cross borders are learn new things. Danke!Amey, P



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