Scaled Agile Framework

Category Archives: Scaled Agile Framework

Your Route to RTE – Part 1: Where do you come from?

In a role as newly-minted as that of SAFe Release Train Engineer there are still few practicing, certified RTEs, and no prescribed or clearly-defined career paths to becoming RTE. But there are trends in the pathways to this very significant senior role according to Andres Jansen, Senior Trainer, interim RTE at ASML and Founder of the RTE Summit. And right now, the two main career routes to becoming RTE are via the program side (PM, PL and the like); or from the (Advanced) Scrum Master... Learn more

Gladwell India ramps up the effort

With two years of experience and a rapidly growing presence in India, Gladwell Academy has decided to expand its India team with a dedicated Marketing and Sales department. After Agility gurus and longtime friends Anand Murthy Raj and Sathyanarayana H R, now Mansi Mansharamani and Anoop Upadhyaya have also joined Gladwell India. Ambition hangs thick in the air...!   Both Mansi and Anoop have extensive experience in bringing Agile practices to the market: Mansi leverages many years... Learn more

Stepping up to SPC: The value of becoming a certified SAFe Program Consultant

The SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) course is a relatively new program – one that, upon successful completion of the SPC exam, will lift your knowledge and can lift your network and career, to a new level. According to thought leader Andres Jansen, Senior Trainer at Gladwell Academy, the certification unlocks a world of SAFe Program Consultant jobs as it transforms the scope and impact of your work.    SPC certification: next-level Lean/Agile coaching The Number One question I get... Learn more

Servant Leader in Superman’s clothing: Ready to be RTE?

What are the tasks of the Release Train Engineer? The RTE is a new breed of super scrum masters, arisen since the advent of SAFe. Upon passing the SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) exam and achieving RTE certification, the RTE becomes a far more effective scrum master of the Team of Teams and coach for the organization around it– a complex, challenging, and intense role with a lot of responsibility for the whole enterprise. “It’s like Scrum on steroids,” says Andres Jansen, Senior... Learn more
SAFe radio interview by Anand Murthy Raj

SAFe radio interview by Anand Murthy Raj

SAFe radio interview - Anand Murthy Raj, Associate Partner of Gladwell Academy visited the radio program 'Bangalore brains' on 20th March at FM Rainbow Bengaluru 101.3. He talked about Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and gave examples and made analogies between army and business. Anand answered also some listener's questions. Curious to know what he actually discussed about? Listen the audio recording below.    SAFe radio interview: Listen on the link below.   Source:... Learn more
Agile mindset

Building the true Agile Mindset – Learning from the most disciplined organization of India

In our last article, we invited Gladwell Academy SPCT and speaker at Agile India 2019, Anand Murthy Raj to give us a hint of his ‘12 Commandments for building true Agile organizations’. Today, we’re continuing in this vein with three spectacular examples from Indian military history that illustrate the supreme power of authentic, inspiring leadership. Anand Murthy will speak with a topic "Building the true Agile Mindset – Learning from the most disciplined organization of India" at... Learn more
PI planning

SAFe PI Planning and the PI time box

PI planning is a scaled version of Sprint planning. All the different teams and stakeholders come together to plan for the upcoming 8 - 12 weeks. Read below what Asian's first SPCT Anand Murthy Raj has to say about this event.      "I often get questions and concerns from the management on the concept of PI window and the PI planning event itself. Some comments I have heard are:   Two day PI planning is not productive The concept of the whole PI and events... Learn more
Leading SAFe

Leading SAFe: It’s all in your head. – PART 2

There are absolutely no one-size fits all, just-tick-the-box solutions in an agile environment. Instead, leaders who want to manage with the Lean-Agile mindset need to learn to organize safe environments so that others - through engagement - can come to the next steps of effective action.   In this two-part blog, Janse gives his expert perspectives on the challenges – and rewards – of expanding your mind and becoming a SAFe Agilist. This is the second part of the blog... Learn more

“The Indian Armed Forces does these 12 fundamental things that business should do, too.”

Agile guru and SAFe program consultant trainer Anand Murthy Raj unveils his intended contribution as a speaker in Agile India 2019: a detailed exploration of Indian Armed Forces practices that are intrinsically Agile, and therefore a must-know to any enterprise Agilist aiming to succeed.   “My contribution is in the Agile Mindset day on March 19th. I´ll be drawing from a comparison that might sound unconventional to some. Listen closely though, and you´ll learn things that can... Learn more

Leading SAFe: It’s all in your head. – PART 1

Part 1 of 2 “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum (gap) a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.” – Antonio Gramsci, political theorist   There are absolutely no one-size fits all, just-tick-the-box solutions in an agile environment. Instead, leaders who want to manage with the Lean-Agile mindset need to learn to organize safe environments so that others - through engagement - can come to the next... Learn more

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

We use WooCommerce as a shopping system. For cart and order processing 2 cookies will be stored. This cookies are strictly necessary and can not be turned off.
  • woocommerce_cart_hash
  • woocommerce_items_in_cart

Decline all Services
Accept all Services