Scott Green

Scott Green
Scott Green has 20 years of experience in software development companies implementing process improvement. His foundations in Agile, eXtreme Programming (XP), and Scrum have enabled him to deliver products and solutions for enterprises around the globe. While coaching and hands-on problem-solving, he was led into the exploration of and certification in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and became an SPC in 2014. Scott specializes in integrating Scrum teams into larger Agile Release Trains focused on value delivery and organizational OKR's and KPI's. Leading SAFe Transformations has given Scott the tools and skills needed to help large-scale enterprises appreciate the benefits of transformation In his free time, Scott enjoys hanging out at the beach and golfing. His claim to fame is playing a round of golf with Tiger Woods in high school.

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Understanding Agile as a Cycle

Posted by Scott Green on May 28, 2020 4:02:07 PM

About a year ago, Marty Cagan, founder of, posted an article saying that companies using the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) and other scaling frameworks were just utilizing these frameworks as another attempt to command and control. Although Cagan admitted to not knowing much about SAFe, he claimed that it was just a metaphor for doing it wrong.

At the time, I was upset that a leading thinker in the areas of product development and customer focus had called out SAFe. I have used SAFe successfully at multiple Silicon Valley product companies to improve customer focus and connections to teams. However, I also had a deeper, quiet agreement with what he said. A lot of people were doing SAFe wrong, and Cagan had likely seen or heard of one of these “Cargo Cult” implementations.

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Topics: SAFe®, Agile