Decentralizing Outwards and Upwards: How to get Stakeholders to Collaborate when Creating Roadmaps and Backlogs

  • Brian Tucker, Ivar Jacobson International

Within SAFe the true centralisation points are the backlogs. In this talk Brian Tucker looks at techniques for decentralising the decision making processes upwards and outwards from the Program Backlog. Decentralizing upwards and outwards helps generate alignment between the stakeholders and relieves some of the pressure on the Product Manager function.

  • Date:Thursday, June 11
  • Time:11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Session Type:Main Conference Track
  • Learning Objective #1:Be able to facilitate the construction of a Roadmap containing sensible outcome based targets
  • Learning Objective #2:Be able to conduct forecasting exercises to ratify whether the targets set are achievable and provide input to local prioritisation activities
  • Learning Objective #3:Be able to utilise WSJF to generate commitment amongst the stakeholders about the prioritised set of Features that should be taken into PI Planning
  • Talk Level:Intermediate
Brian Tucker
Ivar Jacobson International