Updated Value Stream Workshop Toolkit for SPCs

Updated Value Stream Workshop Toolkit for SPCs

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, One of the more challenging endeavors for implementing SAFe® is how to organize around value by identifying the Value Streams and defining the Agile Release Trains. The business benefits include faster delivery, higher quality, and built-in alignment between the business and development. In the Implementing SAFe course, SPCs learn the thinking tools to accomplish this. They also have access to a free toolkit for running a ‘Value Stream Workshop.’ We’ve just updated the workshop.

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New Compliance Whitepaper, Guidance and Toolkit

New Compliance Whitepaper, Guidance and Toolkit

SAFe Updates

Hello SAFe community! One of the new guidance articles in version 4.5 of SAFe is our discussion related to implementing Lean-Agile in an enterprise with significant compliance concerns. You will find Compliance in the Large Solution layer as a callout to Solution Intent. I had the distinct pleasure of creating this guidance in partnership with Harry Koehnemann at 321Gang. Harry is one of our very first partner-based SAFe Fellows. Each of us has experience implementing.

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New video interviews: future of SAFe, implementation challenges, role of project managers, and more

New video interviews: future of SAFe, implementation challenges, role of project managers, and more

SAFe Resources

I recently had an opportunity to sit down with SPCT Darren Wilmshurst from Radtac⎯a Scaled Agile Gold Partner⎯for a wide ranging discussion around SAFe and SAFe 4.5. They recorded our talk in four video segments, each averaging 9–12 minutes. Here are some of the things that we discussed: Insights into the future of the Framework and how it relates to the wider enterprise Impediments to implementing, and how to get people on board with the.

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New Essential SAFe 4.5 Guidance Update

New Essential SAFe 4.5 Guidance Update

Essential SAFe SAFe Updates

Howdy Folks, Last month we released SAFe 4.5 and updated three courses from Scaled Agile’s role-based curriculum. Please see the June 2017 edition of the Scaled Agile Insider for more information on that.  We are now busy updating the rest of our courseware, toolkits and professional development and enablement videos. Along those lines, we are pleased to release an updated Essential SAFe guidance article based on the new features of SAFe 4.5. If you’re new.

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Payment processing leader Vantiv sees gains in productivity, quality and employee engagement with SAFe

Payment processing leader Vantiv sees gains in productivity, quality and employee engagement with SAFe

Case Studies

“Since beginning our Lean-Agile journey with SAFe, Vantiv has focused its strategic efforts and its execution. We have improved the predictability of product delivery while maintaining high quality, and have become even more responsive to customers—resulting in higher customer satisfaction. And just as important, employee engagement went up over the past year.” —Dave Kent, Enterprise Agile Coach, Vantiv How do you pull ahead in a highly competitive industry? For payment processing leader Vantiv, the answer.

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SAFe 4.5 Goes Live: Top 5 Reasons to Update

SAFe 4.5 Goes Live: Top 5 Reasons to Update

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, About 18 months ago, we launched SAFe 4.0, a major upgrade that delivered innovations for Lean software and systems engineering. It represented a major milestone of maturity for the Framework, and has enjoyed widespread popularity, including being named the #1 scaling framework by VersionOne’s State of Agile Report. That tells us we were on the right track. But digital disruption is driving innovation at speeds we’ve never seen before, so while enterprises have.

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New Case Study: SAFe helps Fitbit Increase velocity by 33%

New Case Study: SAFe helps Fitbit Increase velocity by 33%

Case Studies

“SAFe has been a successful story for us. It allowed us to grow our team in a seamless way that integrated cross-functional groups and aligned with the company’s long-term strategy. Fitbit has grown significantly since we adopted SAFe, and we were able to scale the process and still deliver high achievement every PI. My VP calls it the scaffolding that has helped move our team forward.” —Damian Brown, Sr. Director of Program Management Office, Fitbit.

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Right-Sizing Features for SAFe Program Increments

Right-Sizing Features for SAFe Program Increments

SAFe Updates

Hello Folks: Our friend and ‘mad scientist’ Ian Spence has more than his share of street cred when it comes to working with SAFe. He is the Chief Scientist at Gold Partner Ivar Jacobson International, was one of the first SPCTs in Europe (the highest SAFe certification possible), and has worked with Dean Leffingwell for over 15 years. His deep knowledge of Agile and his vast experience leading large-scale transformations have given him a exceptionally.

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SAFe for smaller development organizations?

SAFe for smaller development organizations?

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks: Anyone reading this is likely aware that SAFe was developed to address the challenges of ‘people building some of the world’s most important systems.’ And while ‘important’ isn’t the same as big, I think most would agree that most of the world’s most important systems are indeed, big. Big systems are harder to build, more complex (and more fun). Addressing this challenge often requires hundreds, and even thousands of practitioners. SAFe was designed.

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Agile Amped Podcast: 10 Essential Scaling Patterns We Can (Probably) All Agree On, and More…

Agile Amped Podcast: 10 Essential Scaling Patterns We Can (Probably) All Agree On, and More…

Community News Essential SAFe

Hi Folks, A couple of days ago I delivered a keynote at Mile High Agile, “10 Essential Scaling Patterns We Can (Probably) All Agree On.” Judging from the size of the audience—and from the general buzz throughout the conferences we’ve been attending—there’s no question that the topic of scaling has captured much of the mindshare in the Agile community. Afterall, what enterprise wouldn’t want to enjoy the business and personal benefits of self-organization, higher quality.

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