Sep 03

Slow Down

In SAFe, there’s an IP Iteration — the last Iteration in a Planning Interval (PI). This is where, among other things, we focus on Innovation… and Planning for the next PI.

It has a “Slow Down” effect… a needed “Oasis” between long Planning Intervals.

After the 2-day Punta Fuego trip, there is an upcoming three-day long trip ahead of us. We needed an “Oasis” between these long trips. We had to slow down.

So, we had the following “Oasis”:


Went to “Fully Booked” — found and bought great books to read

Took our time eating breakfast

Relaxed at the nearby Starbucks

Believe it or not, there is a Church in the mall… so we went there

Had Evening Cocktail at Seda

At Greenbelt, Makati:

Had afternoon tea at The Peninsula Manila

Visited the Ayala Museum — a must see

Enjoyed the Café at the Ayala Museum

Key Idea: Slow down… delight in the things you can see only when you slow down.

My succeeding posts are about my family’s travel to the Philippines and Australia… and we are taking SAFe and the Lean Agile Way of Working/Living with us… and see how others outside of the USA are doing with the Lean Agile Way of Working/Living. Each post will have a Key Idea for you to ponder upon if you wish.

There are many other ideas like this — short but sweet ideas —  in my new book, ‘SAFe (6.0) Is like …’ . It is available on Amazon… and it has reached ‘# 1 New Release’ several times! Check it out.



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