12th Annual State of Agile Report Validates the Direction of SAFe

12th Annual State of Agile Report Validates the Direction of SAFe

Partners SAFe Updates

Hello folks, The 12th Annual State of Agile Report has just been released by  VersionOne. The report found that SAFe maintains its top position in ‘Scaling Methods and Approaches,’ with nearly one-third (29%) of respondents saying that SAFe is the method they “follow most closely.” But we’re even more pleased that the report validates our current and future path. The report noted that 75% of respondents said that accelerating software delivery was the reason they were.

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Case study: channel marketing leader improves engagement, achieves more predictable delivery

Case study: channel marketing leader improves engagement, achieves more predictable delivery

Case Studies

“SAFe helped us with a magic formula to bring alignment across all teams at an enterprise level, which we struggled to achieve previously. Scalability, visibility, predictability, and most importantly alignment, have improved drastically in the past year. SAFe has become integral to how we develop, deploy, and deliver our technology to customers. In short, SAFe helped us to re-define and invigorate our product development initiatives.” —Ramesh Nori, SPC, Director of Agile PMO and Agile Coach.

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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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SAFe DevOps course now available

SAFe DevOps course now available

SAFe Updates

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.

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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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New Leading and Implementing SAFe courses 4.5.1 released!
SAFe Updates

New Leading and Implementing SAFe courses 4.5.1 released!

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.

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