Yuval Yeret Opines on SAFe

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Yuval Yeret, CTO of Agile Sparks, and a thought leader with a strong presence in the Lean-Kanban community, recently opined about SAFe at yuvalyeret.com. His first post, What I like most about the Scaled Agile Framework, points out some interesting perspectives, including his appreciation for the ”train-the-whole-team-together quickstart” approach; one that is very effective in practice, and yet raises eyebrows in some camps.

In his second article, How I Would Improve SAFe to Make it Even Better, he shares his ...

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Agile2015 Presentation – Agile Contracts: Blast off to a Zone of Collaborative Systems Building

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Many of us have been on a journey from team-level agile adoption to the complexities of enterprise-wide Lean-Agile transformations.  Changing the way we development software is just a part.  We also need new approaches to budgeting, forecasting, and capitalization.  These approaches are well described in SAFe.

Our next steps is contract agility. What contract models can balance fixed and variable scope and move us to a zone of collaborative systems building?  This Agile2015 presentation discusses commercial and U.S. federal government contract ...

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New Case Study from Accenture: Scaled & Distributed Agile Delivery with DevOps

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accenture_study_coverOur Gold Partner, Accenture, is a $30 billion dollar company that ranks #44 on Forbes’ “World’s Most Valuable Brands” list, so when they adopted Agile and DevOps across their Global Delivery Network, we were glad to see that they chose SAFe as an integral part of their effort to accelerate software delivery. It presented an opportunity to see SAFe in action on truly large scale.

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Agile2015 Podcast: A Short History and Future of SAFe

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We just came back from attending the Agile2015 conference in DC, and we were pleased and humbled to see so many enterprises  applying SAFe. It was the first year that we had a booth—which we dubbed “SPC & Partner Central”—and it was surrounded by Scaled Agile Partner booths in every direction.

I had the chance to sit down with Enterprise Agile Coach, Dave Prior, to talk about SAFe, and record a 20-minute podcast. We discussed the evolution to SAFe 3.0; ...

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Agile 2015 Presentation: Nine Immutable Principes

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Hi Folks,

I’ve had a number of requests for a copy of last week’s Agile2015 presentation entitled Nine Immutable Principles of Lean-Agile Development. You can download a copy below.

Also, the session was recorded, so as soon as that becomes available, we’ll note that in a future blog post as well.

Cheers,
—Dean

 

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SPC Reading List

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We hope you are having a safe and enjoyable summer!  Don’t forget the hat, sunglasses and sunscreen!  We will be updating our SPC Reading list and thought it would be a good idea to share this with you now.  Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading, while enjoying SAFe time in the sun.

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See you at Agile 2015!

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Hi Folks,

The Scaled Agile team has been busy getting ready for Agile2015.

In order to support our growing community, we are a conference sponsor and will have our own booth for the first time, which we think of as “SPC and Partner Central.” Please stop by the booth and say hello.

Drew and I will be both be speaking at Agile2015, as follows:

  • I’ll ...
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New Webinar: DevOps, SAFe and the Path to Better Agile Development

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A Perspective on DevOps from SAFe, IBM and Telstra

Hi everyone,

Alex just participated in a webinar hosted by IBM that provides SAFe, IBM and customer implementation perspectives on DevOps. Other participants include:

  • Tony Christensen, GM/Agile Competency Lead, Telstra
  • Amy Silberbauer, Executive IT & Solution Specialist, SAFe and DevOps

The session was facilitated by IBM’s Kelli Houston. The customer is Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications provider, who has recently implemented SAFe, with a rollout that includes over a thousand software development practitioners. That’s agile at scale!

It’s an interesting construct—a distributed ...

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SAFe 4.0 Sneak Peek 2!

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Note: This post was updated on July 16, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Since our last update, the team has been working on the next revision of the Big Picture, V4.0. In so doing, we have taken every opportunity to test assumptions and learn new insights from our practitioners in the field: SPCs, Agile coaches, and leaders who deal with different aspects of scaling development within large enterprises. Multiple SPC testing sessions in Boulder, CO, Herndon, VA, and Sydney, Australia are the latest ...

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CIO Magazine – Introduction to SAFe

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As the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) expands in Fortune 1000 companies, we are starting to see more press coverage. In addition to the recently featured Forbes article, SAFe and is now getting more “C-Suite” attention, as exhibited by last weeks publication in CIO MagazineIntroducing the Scaled Agile Framework by Matt Heusser, Managing Consultant at Excelon Development. 

Such articles are building greater awareness amongst the important SAFe constituency of executives, managers and leaders, whose involvement and leadership is critical for the success of Lean-Agile ...

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