All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
Hi Folks, The Scaled Agile Framework has many moving parts but the overarching intent is to deliver value quickly, cost-effectively, and on target. Sometimes it’s hard to connect the dots, but I wanted to call out a couple of SAFe Summit presentations from SAFe Fellows and Principal Consultants Inbar Oren and Richard Knaster that help tie together two key Framework elements, the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps. The Continuous Delivery Pipeline directly supports faster value.
Hello Folks, It’s my great pleasure to announce that we have made a major expansion of our thought leadership capabilities to keep advancing the Scaled Agile Framework and associated courseware. Our growing pool of contributors – now numbering 23 SAFe experts – includes the best and brightest in the Lean-Agile space. They bring specialized knowledge and in-depth field experience that can help enterprises effectively leverage SAFe within their contexts. Each contributes either to the development.
We’re always looking for ways to use online venues to complement our world-class, instructor-led training. The most recent is my LiveLessons video tutorial on the 4.5 version of Scaled Agile’s most popular course, Leading SAFe. The tutorial is being provided through Pearson’s InformIT and InformIT resellers. In this nine-hour course, I provide an in-depth exploration of version 4.5 of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. The 4.5.
“SAFe provided the agility, visibility, and transparency needed to ensure we could integrate with numerous other efforts, get predictable in our delivery, and ensure timelines are met.” —David McMunn, Director of Fannie Mae’s Agile COE For those of you watching SAFe in the government space, there’s good reason to get excited about our latest case study from Fannie Mae. While we know of several SAFe deployments in government and the military, this is the first.
As I mentioned in my Summit keynote blog post, nearly 1200 people from 27 countries attended the 2nd annual SAFe Summit last month. This is the largest gathering of the SAFe community of practice to date, and the wide variety of high-quality presentations being made in San Antonio were a big draw for many people. If you weren’t able to attend this year, or if you want to revisit and share some of the information,.
“SAFe has really helped bring the organization along its transformation journey. Its real value has been in the way it links strategy with decentralized execution, using metrics to enable a high level of transparency and fact-based decision making to focus on achieving business outcomes.” —Natalie Field, Head of MyPost Consumer The digital era has affected every industry, but perhaps none more so than postal service organizations. In the face of significant disruption and competition, Australia.
Hi Folks, If you’ve been around us for awhile, you know we know that SAFe is a work in progress, a living breathing thing—improving, progressing. While for practical reasons, we obviously can’t change the SAFe Big Picture every time we have a new idea (sometimes I miss those days!), we can and do innovate behind the BP as rapidly as our knowledge evolves. Currently, we have many active areas of new and ongoing IP development—SAFe.
Hi Folks, Good news is that SAFe is an effective, freely-revealed, and (deep) knowledge repository for Lean-Agile development at enterprise scale. Bad news is that, given the just-in-time and just-for-me random access nature of the knowledge base, it has a hard time ‘telling its own story.’ In other words, even with the Big Picture, it isn’t always obvious how the various pieces and parts work together to create the full system that makes SAFe actually work..
We continue to be impressed with the thought leadership continuously being generated by many of our SPCTs and SAFe Contributors. They are the people working ‘in the trenches’ on major implementations of SAFe, and the insights gained from those engagements are invaluable. So today we’re launching a new series of blogs to help share that knowledge with the community. They themselves can best express what they’ve been learning, with little editorial guidance from me, so.
Momentum is critical as you launch your Agile Release Trains (ARTs), and one of the biggest momentum killers is having people on the team who don’t understand their role or their contribution, or who do not have clear expectations of how their lives will change as a result of a SAFe implementation. Every participant in SAFe deserves to understand their role and the benefits they bring to their colleagues, but perhaps software and solution architects have.