Survey Results: The Net Promoter Score® of SAFe® as a Scaling Framework is – 52

TL;DR: The Net Promoter Score® of SAFe®

I ran a poll on the question “Would You Recommend SAFe® as a Scaling Framework?” from May 3rd, 2017 to May 17th, 2017 to identify the Net Promoter Score® SAFe®.

In total, 212 participants replied during that period. Based on the Net Promoter Score® concept, 142 of those votes identified detractors, 31 promoters, and 39 passives. The resulting Net Promoter Score® of SAFe® as a scaling framework is – 52.

(Disclosure: I participated in the poll, and I belong to the group of the detractors.)

Net Promoter Score® of SAFe® as a Scaling Framework is – 52 (By Age of Product)
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Food For Thought #92: The Holy Grail of Team Building, Introverts, Jeff Bezos’s Secret Sauce

Age of Product’s Food for Thought of May 21st, 2017—shared with 8,724 peers—focuses on team building. We learn how to build a team for success and how to preserve its health by fighting criticism, defensiveness, contempt, and stonewalling. We understand that teams do not disrupt industry when they are kept in functional silos and that providing too much support as a coach can be harmful.

On the product side, we dive deep into the delicate balance between product discovery and product delivery. Also, we have to overcome a long-time bias that engineers want to code and nothing but to code.

Lastly: You are interested in Jeff Bezos’ secret sauce? Read on and find out what the best transformational leaders do according to this brand-new study.

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Download the ’Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide’ for Free

Welcome to the Download Page of the “Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide” Ebook

The ’Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide’ is another free ebook from the Hands-On Agile series of practical guides from the trenches. It covers more than 100 scrum anti-patterns that hold your scrum team back.

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Food For Thought #91: Do Devs Hate Agile? Agile Refactoring, Dual Track Development, Cost of Delay

Age of Product’s Food for Thought of May 14th, 2017 is shared with 8,493 peers. Again, we ask the heretic questions: (Why) Do engineers hate agile? Or, does “agile” need refactoring because of warring factions of the community? And is there indeed a schizophrenic dichotomy noticeable?

On the product side, we dive deep into continuous everything, from dual track development, to cost of delay and mental models of successful product creators. (If causal loop or Pareto efficiency are all Greek to you, maybe you should cancel lunch? #justsaying)

Lastly: We learn from Mr. Business Model Canvas—Alex Osterwalder—how to recognize a problem of a target market and address it with a product.

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27 Sprint Anti-Patterns Holding Back Scrum Teams

TL;DR: 27 Sprint Anti-Patterns Holding Back Scrum Teams

The sprint, yet another scrum event where you can find plenty of sprint anti-patterns to make your life as a scrum team harder than necessary. Learn how to identify and overcome them.

Sprint Anti-Patterns: 27 examples holding scrum teams back – Hands-on Agile
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Poll: Would You Recommend SAFe® as a Scaling Framework?

Preliminary Results (May 11th, 2017)

So far, 191 agile practitioners have participated in the ‘Would You Recommend SAFe® as a Scaling Framework?’ poll.

Based on their feedback SAFe®’s Net Promoter Score® is currently calculated at –51.

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To participate in the anonymous poll ‘Would You Recommend SAFe® as a Scaling Framework?’ please click this link to the poll’s Google form.

Poll: Would You Recommend SAFe® as a Scaling Framework

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