Chapter 19: “The Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile”, Charles G. Cobb
Write a 1500 word Case Study Analysis by answering the following questions:
1. What was the transformation that took place at Valpak?
2. What types of Agile methodologies were used at Valpak?
3. What is an “Architectural epic”?
4. What is portfolio Kanban and how was it implemented at Valpak?
5. How did projects get implemented at Valpak since SAFe doesn’t recognize projects?
6. What were the big challenges that were addressed at Valpak?
7. What were the key success factors at Valpak?
8. What were the results and conclusions from the Valpak implementation of SAFe?
9. What were the lessons learned from Valpak regarding the implementation?
Write a 500 word summary on the following questions that you would anticipate if the same kind of implementation was addressed at your company
10. How would this approach be implemented at your company?
11. What methodologies would be changing at your company to go to the SAFe type of methodology?
12. Give an example of an “Architectural epic” that would be used at your company.
13. How would portfolio Kanban be implemented at your company?
14. What do you think the biggest challenges you would face at your company if you were the consultant hired to implement the same types of processes that were addressed at Valpak?
15. If it were to be successful at your company, what would the key success factors be?