Designing Large Solutions: A structured approach to Value Stream Identification

  • Wolfgang Brandhuber, Kegon AG,
  • Silke Kainzbauer, Kegon AG

One critical move for a successful SAFe implementation is step No 5 on the Implementation Roadmap, 'Identify Value Streams and ARTs'. How do we deal with this step when we are in a Large Solution? The challenge of large Lean-Agile transformations is to make an ever-increasing degree of complexity manageable. In Large Solutions we reach the limits of cross-functional teams and the dependencies between ARTs require new dimensions of alignment. Solution Areas take up the idea of feature teams and develop it further for large solutions. But how do you identify them?

The type of requirements Solution Areas work with is also changing. We're talking about problem spaces in which solution areas operate. Which methods can be used to identify and assign these problem areas? This presentation covers the workshops and methods necessary to identify Solution Areas and problem spaces and how to implement them in Large Solutions. We discuss the prerequisites and the basic concepts, as well as the concrete procedures.

  • Date:Thursday, June 11
  • Time:12:40 PM - 1:25 PM
  • Session Type:Main Conference Track
  • Learning Objective #1:Understand how the feature team idea is implemented in Large Solutions
  • Learning Objective #2:Understand problem spaces as the basis of operations for Solution Areas
  • Learning Objective #3:Set up a workshop series to identify Solution Areas and discover problem spaces for your Large Solution
  • Talk Level:Advanced