AA156 - "Selling" SAFe PI Planning to a not-SAFe Product Manager
Arguing Agile PodcastMarch 20, 2024x
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AA156 - "Selling" SAFe PI Planning to a not-SAFe Product Manager

In this episode, our favorite special mystery guest joins the podcast for a comprehensive walkthrough of the PI Planning agenda so that our resident Product Manager, Brian, can be "sold" on the idea.

SAFe P.I. Planning is a critical event that aligns teams with business objectives and fosters collaboration across the organization...

...or is it?

Drawing from extensive experience, we delve into the benefits of PI Planning, including fostering relationships, securing leadership buy-in, and mitigating risks. We also discuss the challenges teams face, such as managing dependencies, handling missed objectives, and maintaining engagement throughout the intense planning sessions.

0:00 Podcast Intro
0:17 Topic Intro
0:50 Benefits of PI Planning
2:20 Big-Room and Quarterly Planning
4:35 Product Pre-Work
7:06 Portfolio Funding: Lean Business Cases
8:43 Staying High-Level
11:25 Risks and Objectives
12:58 Failing to Meet Objectives
14:12 Arguing on: Stretch Goals
17:23 Goals: Committed vs Uncommited
19:25 Slowly Moving Train-Wrecks
23:43 Benefits of In-Person, Hybrid, & Virtual
27:57 Facilitating Preparation
30:19 SAFe PI Planning Agenda, Day 1 (Pre-Lunch)
34:27 SAFe PI Planning Agenda, Day 1 (Post-Lunch)
37:04 SAFe PI Planning Agenda, Day 2 (Pre-Lunch)
39:31 SAFe PI Planning Agenda, Day 2 (Post-Lunch)
41:44 Negotiations
45:27 PI Retrospective
48:11 Keeping Leadership Engaged
52:13 Wrap-Up

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