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Improve Digital Business
Agility-at-Scale

Context

How we help

Digital Business is more than just software and circuits.

It needs collaboration among diverse business, IT and risk/security experts to build customer-centric solutions that are desirable, feasible, sustainable, secure and compliant.  Lean Scaled Architects helps people collaborate with better context, by helping improve the right combination of Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Management, and Scaled Agile solution development capabilities.

Typical Blockers

…but better scaled context requires more than just Zoom meetings. 

Teams in large programs frequently need access to “minimal but sufficient” business process and security/risk pre-approved technology documentation.  When that fails, developers rely on user stories & tests that might not reflect reality… causing risk/security requirements to “arrive late” because they weren’t well understood.  Expensive, time-consuming meetings frequently occur with busy SME’s to re-create processes and IT standards that should already be documented… and easily accessible.

Solve

Our Approach

We remove collaboration blockers by improving context.

..using a Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprise (SAFe) “Solution Intent Repository” approach.  This includes practices, training, and tool integration services to inject use of “minimal but sufficient” use of process models and risk/security/tech component modeling into the design process.  For example, a developer may pick up a user story from JIRA, link back to two referenced processes in an EA/BPM system, and see relevant risks, IT security controls, and related tech components, tests, and code samples — all with #NoHeavyDocs!

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Our Services

We offer advisory service packs, side-by-side training, coaching & tooling

We deliver on our approach by offering three kinds of services:  In-depth Enterprise Architecture/Business Process Management improvement, Scaled Agile training/coaching, and time-boxed “scaled agility collaboration packs” that focus on outcomes, including the necessary mix of improved practices, training, and tool implementation / customization.

Agile EA/BPM Collab Packs

Improve delivery speed, quality & risk, and lower tech debt – by improving EA, BPM, and/or SAFe practices, training, and tool(s) customization.

MODERN EA/BPM

Improve your EA/BPM capabilities — e.g., process modeling/mining & app portf. mgmt — including dev/SDLC practices, staffing, training, and tool(s) customization.

SAFe training & coaching

Scaled Agile training and side-by-side program delivery, with enhanced focus on business & IT/Risk collaboration and IT architecture flow improvement.

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Videos & Posts

Featured Video

Learn more about Digital Design & Sustainment —  leveraging SAFe, EA and BPM for better scaled agility: speed, quality (risk/security compliance) and long-term tech debt control.

LeanPaper Posts

Go into depth in areas of scaled agility, BPM/EA and DevOps.  Filter according to your area of interest:

SAFe Training

Get SAFe Certified

We deliver the Scaled Agile training in virtual or on-premise settings. Have a look at our SAFe training catalog — individuals can sign up for scheduled courses with a credit card, or send us a note to discuss group training for your company.

In the beginning, everyone involved in the effort should at least start with the basics: understanding the fundamentals of agility, such as time-boxing and backlogs (instead of massive gantt charts), and speaking the same language (e.g., “agile release train”).

Depending on the context of the transformation, different folks will need specialized training to help them deliver on their role expectations. For example, someone operating in a “scrum master” role will need to understand more specifics about what “servant leadership” means, and how to facilitate a cross-functional agile team. Technical folks operating in a system architecture role will need to understand how they can add value (“laying the architectural runway”), helping the teams deliver on solutions without flooding folks with “too much detail”. Folks looking to optimize the portfolio will ask “are we budgeting for the right things?” and “are we applying just enough governance?”, and yes — there is a specialized training just for them.

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About

Mike Idengren

MBA, SAFe SPC, CISM, TOGAF, PMP

LSA Principal & Founder

Hi, I’m Mike Idengren.  I lead Lean Scaled Architects to help organizations truly be able to combined EA, BPM and agility to scale and show results — not just with tools and practices, but building the right mix of teams to help sustain the benefits in the long term.  I work with partners from Software AG, Scaled Agile, and other trusted associates to help deliver EA/BPM and agile projects and training.

Outside of that, I enjoy making videos and podcasting, biking in Provincetown, Massachusetts and traveling as much as possible.