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31. What is the foundation of the house of lean?
• Leadership

32. What is the roof of the house of lean?
• Value

33. People do all the work. Your Customer is whoever consumes your work
• -Don’t Overload them
• -Don’t make them wait
• -Don’t force them to do wasteful work
• -Don’t impose wishful thinking
• build long-term partnerships based on trust
• Culture change comes last, not first
• To change culture change the organization – Respect for people and culture

34. Flow
• Optimize continuous and sustainable throughput for value
• build in quality; flow depends on it
• Understand, exploit, and mange variability
• Avoid start-stop-start project delays
• Use informed-decision making via fast feedback

35. Innovation
• Producers innovate; customers validate
• Get out of the office
• Provide time and space for creativity
• Apply innovation accounting
• Pivot without mercy or guilt

36. Relentless Improvement
• A constant sense of danger
• Optimize the whole
• Consider facts carefully, then act quickly
• Apply lean tools to identify and address root causes
• Reflect at key milestones; identify and address shortcomings –

37. Value
• Shortest sustainable lead time.
• Best quality and value to people and society.
• High morale, safety, customer delight – Value

38. Leadership
• Management applies and teaches Lean-Agile thinking, based decisions on this long-term philosophy.

39. Principles of lean-Agile Thinking – Agile Manifesto
• Individual and interactions – over processes and tools
• Working software – over comprehensive documentation
• Customer collaboration – over contract negotiation
• Responding to change – over following a plan

40. What is the first SAFe Lean-Agile Principle? –
• Take an economic view

41. What is the second SAFe Lean-Agile Principle?
• – Apply Systems thinking

42. What is the third SAFe Lean-Agile Principle?
• – Assume Variability, preserve options

43. What is the fourth SAFe Lean-Agile Principle?
• – Build incrementally with fast, integrated learning cycles

44. What is the fifth SAFe Lean-Agile Principle?
• – Based milestones on objective evaluation of working systems

45. What is the sixth SAFe Lean-Agile Principle?
• – Visualize and limit WIP, reduce batch sizes, and manage queue length

46. What is the seventh SAFe Lean-Agile Principle?
• – Apply cadence, synchronize with cross-domain planning

47. What is the eight SAFe Lean-Agile Principle?
• – Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers

48. What is the ninth SAFe Lean-Agile Principle?
• – Decentralize decision-making

49. Why the focus on principles?
• A lean-Agile transformation will deliver substantial benefits
• However, it is a significant change and every implementation is different
• Leaders should understand why the practices work; its part of knowing what it is they do
• If a practice need to change, understanding the principles will assure the change moves the moves the enterprise in the right direction

50. What are the Five primary dimensions of Built-In Quality?
• Flow
• Architecture & Design Quality
• Code Quality
• System Quality
• Release Quality


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16. What is the net step once the Lean-Agile change Agents have been trained?
• Train Executives, Managers, Leaders

17. What do you do after Executives, Managers, and leaders have been trained?
• Identify the Value steams.

18. What is the net step after the value stream has been identified?
• Create the implementation Plan

19. What happens after the implementation plan has been created?
• Prepare for Art Launch. Train Scaled Agile(Leading SAFe), POPM, SSM.

20. What is the step that follows Preparing for the ART launch?
• Train Teams and launch the ART

21. Once the teams have been trained what is the net step?
• Coach ART Execution

22. Once you have coached Art execution what do you do net?
• Launch more ARTS and Value streams

23. What is the step after Launching more ARTS and value streams?
• Extend to the Portfolio

24. What do you do once you have extended to the Portfolio?
• Sustain and improve

25. What are the SAFe Core Values?
• Alignment
• Transparency
• Built-in-Quality
• Program execution

26. Alignment =
• This Provides the relevant briefings and participate in Program Increment (PI)) Planning.
• Helps with backlog visibility, review, and preparation
• Helps with Value Stream organization and coordination
• Constantly check for understanding
• Communicate the mission, visions and strategy at every opportunity

27. Transparency =
• Visualize all relevant work
• Take ownership and responsibility for errors and mistakes
• Admit your own mistakes
• Support other who acknowledge and learn from their mistakes-never punish the messenger

28. Built-in quality
• Demonstrate quality by refusing to accept or ship low quality work
• Support investments in capacity planning for maintenance and reduction of technical debt
• Ensure U, Architecture, operations, security, compliance, and other are part of flow of work.

29. Program Execution
• Participate as an active business owner in PI execution
• Celebrate high quality and predictability delivered program Increments
• Aggressively remove impediments and demotivates

30. What are the four pillars of the house of lean?
• Flow
• Respect for people and culture
• Innovation
• Relentless Improvement


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1. Proactive leadership
• – In the absence of a burning platform, leadership must create the sense of urgency to proactively drive change by taking a stand for a better, future state

2. Why should you establish the vision for change?
• – Without a good vision, a clever strategy or logical plan can rarely inspire the kind of action needed to produce major change.

3. –

4. What are two primary reasons to change?
• – A burning platform
• – The company is failing to complete and the existing way of working is inadequate to achieve a new solution in time.

5. The foundation of house of lead in Leadership

6. When you find a value stream, go all in and all at once for each ART. The one-week launch is proven adoption model.
• Quickstart approach to ART Launch
i. SAFe for Teams
1. Monday, Tuesday
ii. PI Planning
1. Wednesday, Thursday
iii. Workshops
1. Friday

7. Three benefits of Big Room Training
• Accelerated learning
• A common scaled Agile paradigm
• Cost efficiency

8. What is the importance of the first PI Planning?
• First Impression of SAFe
• Generating a short-term win
• Builds the Art as a team
• Teaches teams about assuming responsibility for planning and delivery
• Creates visibility into the program
• Creates confidence in the commitment of Lean-Agile Leaders to the transformation

9. Things to remember when prepping for distributed team PI Planning
• 1. Have a dedicated facilitator and tech support person at each location
• Test Audio, video, and presentation-sharing connectivity, and then test it again
• Have a common understanding of how plans will be shared (video, wiki, email, etc)
• Establish team- based audio/video communication for breakout sessions.

10. What type of PI Planning agenda is recommended for large time zone differences ?
• 2.5 days, following respect people and cultures, we want to avoid asking teams to stay up all night

11. What does train the leaders do?
• Helps them create the mindset they need to empower employees for further action

12. What does training the stakeholders do?
• Gives the Stakeholders the skills and motivation the need to change the organization.

13. Which is the most important ART to launch?
i. the first one.

14. What does the ART as a team of teams do?
• removes Silos that inhibit flow

15. What can you find in the ART readiness workbook?
• Readiness Checklist
• Team Summary
• Team Roster
• Program Roster
• Content
• Facilities
• Supplies

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