· Bring energy and drive for the upcoming two days
· Keep your presentation short and clear
· Be aligned with product management
· Do a dry run, film yourself, get feedback from each other
· Emphasize the big picture
· Be the problem solver and decision-maker during the breakout sessions
· Program board is the Single Source of Truth
· Define clear working agreement
In this lesson, I'm talking about participating a Remote PI Planning in the shoes of a Business Owner. You have the honour to kick-off the PI Planning with the Business Context. As in every workshop, training or event, an ice breaking start is crucial. It's your responsibility to bring in energy and drive for the upcoming two days. Keep your presentation short and clear. After 30 minutes you should have boiled your statements down. Otherwise your audience gets bored and the energy is gone. Your presentation must be prepared and aligned with what Product Management will present afterwards. Do a dry run together, film yourself, and give feedback to each other.
Emphasize the Big Picture. Shortly reflect what the teams already achieved followed by talking how the upcoming Features fit into the overall strategic plan for the Product or Service.
During the breakout sessions, be the problem-solver and decision maker teams want you to be. The Program Board acts as single source of truth. If you have clearly defined working agreements where everybody is allowed to raise impediments, issues and risks on the digital boards, you'll be able to act and contribute in the planning. Don't wait till the teams present their plans in the Draft and Final Plan Review. Upcoming issues can often be solved straight away.
For now, that's it about participate a Remote Planning in the shoes of... whatever role you are in (show clothes). I hope I could bring in some new ideas and inspiration for your next Remote PI Plannings. Feel free to comment, share, ask questions and mention topics which you would like to have covered in a next lesson. Take care and hope to hearing from you soon!
We will take a look at all the well-known roles - RTE, Scrum Master, Team Member, Product Management, System Architect, Product Owner and Business Owner - in PI Planning and see how they can best prepare to make remote PI Planning successful.
Intermediate / Advanced
CEO & Founder PEDCO AG, Chief Methodologist Applied SAFe
Creator of the product Applied SAFe. Started to program for money at the age of 14. Ex-professional sportsman with a passion for software and a knack in engineering. 30+ years working experience with 50+ publications. SAFe SPC since 2011, Agile (XP) since 1999. Happy father and married to a wonderful woman.
Head of Product, SPC5
Silvio is a certified SAFe® Program Consultant and as Head of Product at Rentouch responsible for the innovation of piplanning.io.
Business and Agile Leadership Coach
Shane is a business focused change agent, specialising in enterprise level digital Lean/Agile transformations. More than 17 years consulting experience across a variety of industries from pharma to banking Shane is a specialist when it comes to context and culture-specific transformations.
Ian J Franks
SAFe® 5 Program Consultant & RTE
Ian has a deep knowledge of Scrum, Kanban and Scaled Agile, and 30 years’ experience in international IT Transformation Programs. He is a successful PO, SM & RTE and as a Consultant/Trainer he coaches his clients develop a strong Agile Mindset that delivers real change and measurable improvements.