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The crucial importance of PI planning in the energy industry

In the dynamic world of the energy industry, it is crucial for organisations to be agile and responsive to market changes. This requires a streamlined approach to project planning and execution processes, where a methodology such as the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) can be invaluable.

One of the most essential events within SAFe, is the Program Increment (PI) planning. This is when all involved teams and stakeholders come together to define the priorities, goals and required actions for the upcoming PI. The aim is to create a common understanding and focus. This is essential for achieving successful results during this 8- to 12-week timeframe.

At ICE Utility Professionals, we understand the complexity of the energy industry and the importance of streamlined PI planning for organisations in this sector. Our Process & Performance professionals play a significant role in supporting our clients in their SAFe approach.

To underline our contribution to the success of PI planning, we have compiled a guide for organisations in the energy industry to use when preparing and implementing their PI planning processes. This guide contains essential steps, considerations and tips to ensure that planning runs smoothly and that all stakeholders are effectively involved in the process.

At ICE Utility Professionals, we strive to support our clients in achieving successful and valuable PI planning within the framework of SAFe. Through our in-depth expertise and practical support, they can increase their agility and be better able to meet the demands of a rapidly changing market.

Process & Performance

Successful and lasting improvements. Our Process & Performance Professionals know the way to success.

In the midst of the energy transition, our clients are in a time of profound change. This transition not only includes technological shifts, but is often accompanied by changes in processes, systems, organisations and behaviour. The Process & Performance team, consisting of consultants with diverse backgrounds and expertise, uses a Lean/Agile approach to realise these changes. With our team of programme and project managers, Agile coaches, Process Improvers, Scrum Masters and change managers, we bring about the desired change. We take a positive-critical approach, putting the organisation's objectives first while keeping an eye on the people affected by the change. Our goal is to significantly improve the organisation, processes and teams from how we found them. This aim is at the heart of our commitment and is a proven formula for success.

Choose ICE Utility Professionals and achieve lasting improvements that make your organisation agile, resilient and future-proof.

Want to know more about our approach and how we can help your organisation optimise PI planning? Feel free to contact with us or download our manual.

Free PI Planning Manual

Free PI Planning Manual

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