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

The excitement brewing around the online 2021 Global SAFe Summit ( 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 […]

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Reflections from the European SAFe Summit Coaching Station

The Agile Rising team attended the SAFe European Summit last week. Like everything these days, it was a virtual event, but it was great to have people from around the globe gather to share ideas, lessons learned, and new techniques that are being tested in some of the world’s largest organizations. I left the Summit […]

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A SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Answers Your Questions

I try to protect the team, but support issues and dependencies always seem to pop up mid-iteration. If I push back too hard against the Product Owner or Stakeholders, I look unreasonable. If I give up, I feel like a failure. Sometimes, just when I think I have a handle on this responsibility, it turns out team members are working on all kinds of side-projects and how should we handle unplanned work?

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How-to Automate Retrospective Backlogging

Monday, June 15, 2020. By Marshall Guillory In other words, How-to Reduce Waste a Gazillion Percent, and apply Lean Thinking, using SAFe Collaborate and Automation Over the past several months, I have been learning how to use Scaled Agile’s new fantastic tool, “SAFe® Collaborate.” After running through basic training and navigating some advanced weaving in […]

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14th Annual State of Agile Report – SAFe experiences dramatic growth

Monday, June 1, 2020. By Marshall Guillory The newest (VersionOne) (14th) Annual State of Agile Report was released on May 26th, 2020. Last year the report was published on May 8th, 2019, and the year before on April 9th, 2018. As I have reported in the past three years on the annual State of Agile Report, […]

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