How I Fell in Love With Impact Mapping…

February 25th, 2014

12 months ago my team was engaged to provide a very rough estimate for a large new reporting and analytics program.  Over the next 5 months we cycled back and forth until eventually the sponsor decided to proceed and nominated a “business lead” to work with us. Excited by the problem, I quickly reached out […]

PI Planning

Can You Be SAFe Without PI Planning?

February 12th, 2014

The concept of a PI (Program Increment), is generally considered the corner stone of cadence in SAFe. In simple terms, SAFe recommends that a PI consists of between 4 and 6 two-week sprints including a IP sprint (Innovation & Planning.) and each PI commences with a two day “all hands”  PI planning event during which […]

Scaling Agile Data Warehousing

Scaling Agile Data Warehousing

February 8th, 2014

Two years ago, I found myself with five Agile feature teams developing in parallel on an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) with a single integrated code base. While the introduction of Agile was showing promise, we would need to find a way to make Agile data warehousing work better at scale if we were going to […]

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