The LACE is a small, dedicated team of leaders and change agents who are responsible for driving real and lasting organizational change.

An effective Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) is a critical success factor differentiating organizations fully committed to adopting Lean-Agile practices and achieving significant business results from those practicing Agile in name only.

The challenge is that most of the people qualified to drive change have full-time responsibilities in their current roles. While a significant portion of their time can perhaps be devoted to supporting the change, a smaller, more dedicated group of people is needed to drive SAFe® adoption throughout the organization.

  • Create the mission statement and charter for the LACE
  • Understand and learn how to carry out the responsibilities of the LACE
  • Determine the organizational model for the LACE (centralized, decentralized, or hub-and-spoke)
  • Set up the LACE as an Agile team
  • Build your initial SAFe® Implementation Roadmap
  • Learn how to prepare to launch your first Agile Release Train (ART)

  • Proven SAFe® adoption patterns described in the SAFe® Implementation Roadmap
  • Which LACE organizational model is best for your organization
  • LACE roles and responsibilities and the key practices the LACE can leverage to drive enterprise adoption
  • An action plan for generating the short-term wins critical to organizational change
  • A roadmap and Kanban system to sustain and expand on early successes
  • Fostering Release Train Engineer (RTE) and Scrum Master Communities of Practice (CoPs)
  • Extending SAFe® to Lean Portfolio Management, Human Resources, and Finance

  • Executive Sponsors
  • Change Agents
  • Certified SAFe® Program Consultants (SPCs)
  • Agile Coaches

  • All participants must have attended an Implementing SAFe® or Leading SAFe® class
  • Completion and socialization of a Value Stream Workshop

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