Agile Rising Consultants selected to present at the 2021 Global SAFe Summit

The excitement brewing around the online 2021 Global SAFe Summit (https://global.safesummit.com/) is growing as we prepare for the annual spectacular scaling event hosted by Scaled Agile, Inc. on September 27 – October 1. Agile Rising is pleased to announce that two of our SAFe Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs), Chris Ruch and Marshall Guillory are speaking at the Summit.

Chris Ruch will present in the Leading Your Business Agility Strategy track on the topic of becoming a Value Stream Leader.

In the SAFe in the Real World track, Marshall Guillory will open a conversation about Creating Great Teams While Preparing for ART Launch.

Chris and Marshall also contributed to the official SAFe eBook “The Path Forward” available exclusively to Summit attendees.

Agile Rising is a proud to be a Sponsor for the SAFe Summit. Stop by our virtual booth to meet with Chris, Marshall, and other members of the Agile Rising team!


Becoming a Value Stream Leader

Chris Ruch

Description: At the intersection of Organize Around Value, Lean-Agile Leadership, and Measure & Grow is the need for organizations to provide a path for team members to advance from team and ART leadership roles into to executive leaders responsible for entire value streams. This talk will discuss the importance of not only organizing ARTs around value streams, but also creating leadership positions that are responsible for optimizing those value streams and ensuring that alignment extends to the highest levels of the organization. Further, it will explore the skills and behaviors that value stream leaders and business owners need to possess in order to be successful in these roles. Executives in attendance will gain practical insights in how to create programs within their organizations to identify, train, and mentor high-performing individuals to take the next step in their leadership journey. RTEs, SPCs, Product Manager, Architects, and Agile Coaches will learn how to gain experience and position themselves to take advantage of leadership development opportunities, and create connections outside of their existing ARTs. Specific guidance includes how to make effective use of SAFe trainings, Leading By Example, Communities of Practice, and Measure and Grow assessments as part of the leadership and professional development of your organizations team members.

Session Schedule:

AMERICAS on 09/27/2021 at 1:55 pm – 2:20 pm in Track: Leading Your Business Agility Strategy

EMEA on 29/09/2021 at 13:55 – 14:20 in Track: Leading Your Business Agility Strategy

APAC on 30/09/2021 at 13:55 – 14:20 in Track: Leading Your Business Agility Strategy


Creating Great Teams While Preparing for ART Launch

Marshall Guillory

Description: How to thread the SAFe ART Identification Workshop into Creating Great Teams with Team Topology and the Self-Selection Workshop. Learn how to use a Team Design Strategy Workshop and Team Formation & Self-Selection Workshop with Design Thinking to set the stage for success with your ART launch while organizing around value.

Session Schedule:

AMERICAS on 09/27/2021 at 1:55 pm – 2:20 pm in Track: SAFe in the Real World

EMEA on 29/09/2021 at 13:55 – 14:20 in Track: SAFe in the Real World

APAC on 30/09/2021 at 13:55 – 14:20 in Track: SAFe in the Real World


About Agile Rising

Agile Rising was created to provide our clients with highly experienced, world-class enterprise transformation consultants and coaches. We have some of the most experienced Agile Coaches in the world – with decades of experience working with and in some of the largest companies and government agencies. We specialize in leading Digital and Agile Transformations, SAFe, Business Agility, Lean Portfolio Management, Product Management, and Technology Business Management. We help create a strategy for your organization, provide the coaching needed to successfully implement that strategy, and help your organization sustain the transformation on your own.

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