A challenge faced by many SAFe organizations is creating an efficient PI planning process: one in which the
in-person meeting advocated by SAFe
generates high-impact, actionable results.
One of the reasons why this is hard is that the PI planning meeting is the
first time the team is exposed to PI goals and requirements is when the team attends the in-person meeting. That's too late. Members of the Agile Release Train are vastly more effective if you engage them before the release.
The key word?
Engage. We don't mean asking them to read a document. That quickly leads us down the slippery slope to document-centric, Waterfall processes.
Instead we mean: using collaborative frameworks in Weave so that teams can have the dialogs and discussions that increase understanding and lead to collective action.
This newsletter presents a comprehensive toolkit for using Weave to improve your PI Planning and related project Kickoff or Liftoff events. You're encouraged to mix and match the frameworks captured in this toolkit to meet your needs.
Save this newsletter so that you can have it handy when you head into your next PI Planning, Project Kickoff or Liftoff!.