Category Archives for : 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.
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.
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.
Last June, we released SAFe Version 4.5 of SAFe, bringing DevOps and Continuous Delivery to the forefront. It is our firm belief that in order to accelerate time-to-market, DevOps and Continuous Delivery must be a core competency of every Agile Release Train (ART). Now, with the release of the new two-day course SAFe DevOps with SAFe DevOps Practitioner (SDP) certification, we have the right training to support this mission. This course combines DevOps with the power of.
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.
Hello everyone, Those of us involved in courseware development at Scaled Agile strive to keep learning more about how to teach and convey the key concepts of the Framework. This is an important aspect of how we apply the spirit of continuous learning. Feedback from the community is critical to that effort and we’re excited to announce updates to the Leading SAFe® and Implementing SAFe® courses based on our learnings and input we’ve received since introducing.
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.
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,.
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..