All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
“Everyone hearing the same message from the same trainers at the same time was a huge enabler for alignment and a ‘one-team’ culture.” —Em Campbell-Pretty, Context Matters This latest case study comes to us from one of Australia’s big four banks, adding to a growing trend of financial and banking organizations turning to SAFe. When Westpac needed to add features to its online banking platform in a tight window, a SAFe Quickstart was the answer..
This latest case study from Cisco reveals some impressive results—40% defect reduction—from their first round with SAFe, plus a number of other benefits that have convinced their IT folks to integrate SAFe as a key part of their strategy to deliver customer value. Not bad for the largest networking company in the world. Working on the Cisco® Subscription Billing Platform (SPB), they launched three Agile Release Trains (ARTs) in 2015, and worked together to build.
Steve Jobs notes that simplicity is harder than complexity. We get that. With a framework as robust as SAFe, distilling the essence of the underlying concepts into the shortest possible format can prove to be daunting, but with this latest release of the SAFe Foundations 4.0 video, I think we’ve met the challenge. The video has had an extreme makeover and should be a great tool for anyone tasked with communicating the concepts behind SAFe. Compared.
“With a proven framework, we can deliver solutions much faster and with less effort. SAFe® defines the roles, teams, activities and artifacts to apply Lean and Agile principles at enterprise scale, and provides outstanding training and coaching materials to increase our chance of success.” —Peter Vollmer, Distinguished Technologist at HPE At the newly formed HPE, small steps were the key to Agile success. In the newly published HPE case study, you’ll find inspiration in.
With so many enterprises adopting SAFe over the years, we’ve learned what works, what doesn’t, and what the success stories have in common. One thing we know for certain—implementations that deliver results may vary somewhat in context and execution, but all share a common attribute; a workforce well trained and educated in SAFe practices, and a desire for continuous learning and improvement. Experience tells us that face-to-face training is ideal, but realities in the field.
We always like to hear about early wins from new adopters of the Framework, but of course the real test of any method lies in how well it serves an organization over time. SEI—a leading global provider of wealth management solutions—launched their first ART in early 2014, and saw some impressive results: 20%-25% increase in client satisfaction Reduced code branching from 5 – 7 on average to a single code branch Delivered higher value business.
Hi Folks, This “Highlights” series captures the SAFe news and activities that haven’t been covered in other posts, but provide real value to the community. Here’s the latest roundup—a mix of new perspectives, understanding, and practical steps for successful implementation of the Framework. New Product Manager /Product Owner (PMPO) Course and Certification The SAFe 4.0 Product Manager / Product Owner course with PMPO Certification has been added to Scaled Agile’s role-based curriculum offering. Click here.
Hi Folks, We’ve been taking a pass through the nine SAFe Lean-Agile Principles articles with an eye towards continuous improvement, and also to better align these critical articles with the courseware that depends on them. After all, without firm principles, even a good framework doesn’t have a solid foundation to stand on. One of the first orders of business was the restructuring of Principle #1 – Take an economic view, and its partner article (and.
Hi Folks, This “Highlights” series captures the SAFe news and activities that haven’t been covered in other posts, but would still provide real value to the community. Here’s the latest roundup—a mix of SAFe events, new perspectives, understanding, and practical steps for successful implementation of the Framework. 2016 Scaled Agile Summit – Save the Date October 25–28 The SAFe event of the year is in the works, and the full registration site is coming soon..
Best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products, TomTom is also the mapping provider for Apple Maps, and the maps and traffic data provider for Uber drivers in over 300 cities worldwide. An interesting thing about TomTom’s SAFe adoption is that it started in 2012, which gives us a view into a fast-growing company that has worked within the Framework over a five-year period. There were some early wins (see quote.