To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.
—Doug Conant

Agile HR with SAFe Whitepaper Download

by Fabiola Eyholzer, CEO, Just Leading Solutions LLC
with Dean Leffingwell, Co-founder and Chief Methodologist, Scaled Agile, Inc.


Enterprises across all industries are increasingly dependent on the software and systems they sell or operate. The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) has become the predominant approach to building and deploying the enterprise class software and systems needed to remain viable in an increasingly digital marketplace. In addition to extensive practice guidance, SAFe promotes and describes a comprehensive set of values and principles.

It is this new mindset that challenges Human Resources (HR) to realign their People approach to this new way of working. It imposes a far-reaching transformation to bring HR into the 21st Century by shifting from a process-oriented HR Management to an empowering Lean-Agile People Operations. It changes the face and significance of HR forever.

In this original whitepaper, we describe the following six basic themes that can guide Leaders and their HR Partners on how to address various aspects of more contemporary Lean-Agile People solutions in the Lean-Agile Enterprise:

#1 – Embrace the New Talent Contract
#2 – Foster Continuous Engagement
#3 – Hire for Attitude and Cultural Fit
#4 – Move to Iterative Performance Flow
#5 – Take the Issue of Money off the Table
#6 – Support Impactful Learning & Growth

No matter where you are in your transformation journey towards a modern responsive Enterprise, the time is right to embrace Lean-Agile People Operations and become equipped to deal with the challenges of today’s organizations and people. Investing in Lean-Agile People Operations is an investment in your people – in your future.

If you are interested in learning more about how to align your HR themes with the mindset and flow of your SAFe Lean-Agile enterprise, download and read the full white paper!