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The ART of Avoiding a Train Wreck
Practical Tips and Tricks for Launching and Operating SAFe Agile Release Trains
Em Campbell-Pretty
In The ART of Avoiding a Train Wreck, Em and Adrienne share their “trade secrets” for launching and operating powerful and effective Agile Release Trains. There's a lot at stake when launching an Agile Release Train. When taking on an Enterprise Lean-Agile Transformation you only get one shot at a first impression. Runaway trains are expensive. Money gets wasted, time gets lost and the reputational damage can take years to repair.
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Editorial Reviews

"Implementing SAFe in a large organization is never an easy task, unless you have a dedicated coach to guide you. Em and Adrienne are amazing guides and with this book you can feel just as if they are with you, guiding you the whole way with tips and tricks and warnings of pitfalls to avoid before you fall into them. This is a book I wish I had when I was taking my first steps into the world of SAFe."

--Inbar Oren, SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant, Scaled Agile, Inc.

"If you are thinking of launching an ART DON'T! Until you read this book. It is filled with great experiential learning and advice as well as tips to avoid a train wreck. This is a must read for anyone planning on launching a train!"

--Joe Vallone, SPCT and SAFe Fellow, Scaled Agile, Inc.

"Whether you are adopting SAFe or launching your first Agile Release Train, Em and Adrienne's book is a must-read. Don't get derailed, instead, learn from two renowned experts and gain practical insights into how to best lead a successful enterprise Lean- Agile transformation."

--Richard Knaster, SAFe Fellow, Principal Consultant, Author SAFe Distilled Book series

"Launching and managing agile release trains isn't easy. Organizations encounter a variety of bumps and challenges along the way. Thanks to Em and Adrienne, there is now an owner's manual with practical instructions and expert tips to ensure they don't get stuck in the mud!"

--Marc Rix, SAFe Fellow, Scaled Agile, Inc.
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Tribal Unity
Getting from Teams to Tribes by Creating a One Team Culture
Em Campbell-Pretty
Tribal Unity is a real world, practical guide, for leaders committed to making their organisation a great place to work. Based on the true story of how one inspiring leader transformed a highly toxic organisational culture into an internationally recognised case study of success, Tribal Unity shares proven patterns that are revolutionising the way teams of teams connect and perform.
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Editorial Reviews

"What executive wouldn't want a highly productive group, capable of taking on big, strategic projects with aggressive timelines? What employee wouldn't want a workplace that inspires-with camaraderie, fun, worthy challenges, AND genuine management support? Up until now, these two desires have seemed mutually exclusive, and elusive. In Tribal Unity, Em shows that it is possible to have both, and indeed, the latter enables the former. Em is no starry-eyed dreamer. She's a business manager and knows what is at stake. This book is full of examples, stories, practices, and practical advice. She shows you that productivity + joy is not pie-in-the-sky, but well within the achievable."

-- Esther Derby, co-author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great and Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management

"Succeeding in building a strong tribe - a team of teams - is one of the keys to unlocking potential in your organization beyond the individual team. But how do you do that in practice? Most books only tackle this with principles or abstract concepts - but in this book Em describes real, concrete practices illustrated through her own experiences that will not only inspire you to build a stronger tribe, but also guide you in how to do it."

-- Anders Ivarsson, Organizational Coach, Spotify

"Every aspiring Lean-Agile enterprise can be no better than the culture that evolves to support it. Em does a great job of describing how that culture can be fostered directly with the"team-of-agile-teams", the essential building block of enterprise agility."

-- Dean Leffingwell, creator of the Scaled Agile Framework
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