Randy Smith

Randy Smith
Randy is a Consultant, Trainer, Agile Transformation Coach, and SPCT. He believes that a transformation is about more than adopting a framework—it's also about meeting people where they're at to help them create an optimal human system that can happily and effectively deliver value to customers. Randy has more than two decades of experience in the industry and has worked in several sectors, including tech, manufacturing, shipping, financial, and medical firms, and he has served many roles like developer, test management, release management, support, etc. He started using Agile principles and values with a team in 1999, got his SPC in 2014, and completed his SPCT in May 2019.

Recent Posts

Pitching PI Objectives to the Sharks

Posted by Randy Smith on Oct 29, 2019 9:33:31 AM

Do you find that your teams and Business Owners have a hard time digesting PI Objectives, what they are and their purpose in PI Planning? Their PI Objectives can end up sounding more like features (“Add the green widget feature to the purchase screen”), and sometimes they are ignored entirely.

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Topics: SAFe®, Coaching, PI Planning

5 Tips for Leading a Great Inspect & Adapt Workshop

Posted by Randy Smith on May 22, 2019 11:56:23 AM

OK, you’re an RTE or an SPC in the IP iteration at the end of your PI. You’re getting ready to run the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) Inspect and Adapt (I&A) Workshop, and it seems a bit daunting. It’s big. It’s a bit complicated. It’s got lots of people. Maybe you’re wondering if it’s even worth it. Trust me, it is. And I promise that an I&A is easier than it seems.

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Topics: SAFe®, Coaching, DevOps, PI Planning