All posts by : Dean Leffingwell

Advanced Topic – Applied Enterprise Workflow with the SAFe Portfolio Kanban

Advanced Topic – Applied Enterprise Workflow with the SAFe Portfolio Kanban

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, To use an idiom (even when they are not recommended!), implementing a SAFe Lean portfolio can be “the long pole in the tent” in building the SAFe Lean Enterprise. It’s one of the hardest and most impactful things you can do to ‘right size’ the tent for an enterprise portfolio. What’s more, while there is a lot of guidance in SAFe and in the Roadmap, each implementation has to be ‘purpose built’ for.

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Field Notes from SAFe Thought Leaders

Field Notes from SAFe Thought Leaders

SAFe Updates

Hello Folks, We’ve been busy at Scaled Agile, preparing for two SAFe Summits coming up this year and ongoing course development. But we wanted to take a moment to call out some impressive new thought leadership developed by members of the SAFe community. SAFe Fellow and SPCT Mark Richards posted a new blog, ‘Effective Feature Templates for SAFe.’ He notes that features are the key vehicle for value flow in SAFe, yet they are also.

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Innovation Accounting helps to quickly evaluate MVPs

Innovation Accounting helps to quickly evaluate MVPs

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, The Lean Startup Cycle plays a key role in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in helping to achieve business agility and reduce waste. Its highly iterative cycle provides the opportunity to quickly evaluate large initiatives and measure viability, but it requires a different form of accounting than what’s been used in the past. Senior Consultant and SPCT Joe Vallone has just published a new guidance article, Applied Innovation Accounting in SAFe, that describes.

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EdgeVerve embraces cultural change and expedites releases by 50 – 66% with SAFe

EdgeVerve embraces cultural change and expedites releases by 50 – 66% with SAFe

Case Studies

“SAFe was the right fit because of the dynamics and goals at EdgeVerve. It helps bring the alignment and cultural change needed to deliver faster results in an organization with many dependencies across products.” —Dr. Ronen Barnahor, Head of Agile Business Transformation, EdgeVerve Systems In a maneuver designed to move up the value chain, Infosys created EdgeVerve Systems in 2014 to deliver products, platforms, and solutions that would help drive growth. The strategy paid off.

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The SAFe<sup>®</sup> Foundations presentation gets a makeover; get your copy today

The SAFe® Foundations presentation gets a makeover; get your copy today

SAFe Updates

With over 11,000 downloads to date, SAFe® Foundations has been one of our most popular PowerPoint presentations. It’s easy to see why as it’s often used to introduce people to the Framework. So we decided to give it a makeover, including a new title. Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) for Lean Enterprises is framed on one of the biggest concerns in today’s business environment – digital disruption. It’s more clear than ever that every.

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SAFe initiative gains altitude at Air France – KLM

SAFe initiative gains altitude at Air France – KLM

Case Studies

“We wanted to experiment and demonstrate Agile principles and practices across domains. By empowering each business domain, acknowledging specific contexts in domains, fostering sharing, and ‘try and learn,’ SAFe has helped us get on the right track to success.” —Claire Charbit, Program Management NWOW #agile Adoption, Air France – KLM Hi Folks, I’m happy to share with you our first case study from the air transportation industry: Air France – KLM, one of Europe’s largest.

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Two SAFe Summits in 2018: Washington, DC and Frankfurt, Germany

Two SAFe Summits in 2018: Washington, DC and Frankfurt, Germany

Events

Hi Folks, SAFe just hit another milestone—this year, there will be not one, but two SAFe Summits. The Global SAFe Summit in Washington, DC, and the Regional SAFe Summit, Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Each Summit has its own unique makeup: Global SAFe Summit: Washington, DC, October 1 – 5 Serves a global audience of every skill and knowledge level 1500+ attendees 45+ technical sessions across six tracks Ten pre- and post-conference SAFe training and workshops.

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From Zero to 200,000 trained: the road to building the SAFe community

From Zero to 200,000 trained: the road to building the SAFe community

Community News

We recently crossed an important milestone. Over 200,000 people have now received training through our SAFe training and certification program. That’s a lot of folks who can speak, implement, and ‘be’ SAFe. A Lean-Agile community of this size—trained on globally standardized courses—has never existed until now. So, how did we get here, and what did we learn along the way? It started with a couple of books A decade or so back, the movement to.

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Improving the Entire Flow of Value with DevOps and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Improving the Entire Flow of Value with DevOps and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

SAFe Updates

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.

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Scaled Agile Expands Thought Leadership to Advance SAFe®

Scaled Agile Expands Thought Leadership to Advance SAFe®

Community News

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.

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