In episode 7, Ian turns his attention to delivering the PI Planning Event itself, and explains how important technology is when working with a distributed Agile Release Train. Ian explains how a tool like Rentouch’s piplanning app (piplanning.io) can provide the required planning visibility and transparency necessary to developing a realistic forecast for the Program Increment.
Preparing for PI Planning and continuously coordinating distributed ART during implementation can sometimes feel like a real BALANCING ACT, like walking on a TIGHTROPE. Ian J. Franks offers ideas to help you overcome these challenges.
Beginner / Intermediate
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.