Article 2 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Train Lean-Agile Change Agents

Article 2 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Train Lean-Agile Change Agents

Implementation Roadmap SAFe Updates

So you’ve reached the tipping point and are ready to go SAFe. What next? For those of you following the ‘critical moves’ identified in the SAFe Implementation Roadmap, this article describes the second step in that series: Train Lean-Agile Change Agents. It discusses the eight stages of organizational transformation, and the critical steps needed to engage leadership in a SAFe coalition sufficiently powerful and knowledgeable to implement the change. Read the full article here. As always, we welcome.

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New Case Study: UK National Health Service safeguards national blood supply with SAFe

New Case Study: UK National Health Service safeguards national blood supply with SAFe

Case Studies SAFe Updates

“Adopting SAFe has set in motion the skill development and mindset for successful organizational change even as we scale to new programs, Release Trains, and people.” —Gary Dawson, Assistant Director, Solutions Delivery For organizations operating in highly regulated industries, the transition from Waterfall to Agile adds an additional layer of risk to what is already a daunting undertaking. Rapid and vast change, if not done properly and with cross-organizational collaboration, has the potential to be.

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Introducing the new SAFe Implementation Roadmap!

Introducing the new SAFe Implementation Roadmap!

Implementation Roadmap SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, When we released SAFe Version 4.0 last January (seems like forever ago in the lifetime of SAFe), we also introduced the ‘Implementing 1,2,3 Tab’ to provide our first published guidance on how to implement SAFe. That was sound advice, and it served well as basic guidance to implement SAFe. Many successful implementations followed, as you can see from Case Studies. But we all know it takes more than that. How does one identify.

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Invitation-based SAFe implementation

Invitation-based SAFe implementation

SAFe Updates

Howdy folks: Yuval Yeret, CTO of AgileSparks, is an SPC and a SPCT candidate.  He is a prolific blogger on the topics of Agile, Lean, Kanban, SAFe and more. Yuval has over 17 years of industry experience and always has an interesting viewpoint and pragmatic advice. AgileSparks is a Scaled Agile gold partner. Yuval has written a novel guidance article on how an invitation-based approach to implementing SAFe can create a more collaborative organizational change effort..

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Case Study Update: LEGO finds the sweet spot

Case Study Update: LEGO finds the sweet spot

Case Studies SAFe Updates

“ … this has ​improved the motivation​ of the team members. Going to work is more fun when there’s less confusion and less waste. And motivated people do better work, so it’s a positive cycle! Another impact we’ve seen is that other parts of LEGO visit the meeting, get super inspired, and start exploring how to implement some of these principles and practices in their own department. In fact, agile is spreading like a virus.

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New Case Study: Royal Philips Cuts Release Cycle Time by Two-Thirds with SAFe

New Case Study: Royal Philips Cuts Release Cycle Time by Two-Thirds with SAFe

Case Studies Lessons from the Trenches SAFe Updates

“Philips is continuously driving to develop high-quality software in a predictable, fast and Agile way. SAFe addresses this primary goal, as well as offering these further benefits: reduced time to market and improved quality, stronger alignment across geographically distributed multi-disciplinary teams, and collaboration across teams to deliver meaningful value to customers with reduced cycle time.” —Sundaresan Jagadeesan, Program Manager, Philips Electronic India Limited How do you improve quality and reduce release cycle time by two-thirds?.

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New Essential SAFe guidance article

New Essential SAFe guidance article

Essential SAFe SAFe Updates

Earlier this year we spiked a concept called Essential SAFe, a set of minimal practices without which SAFe might no longer be ‘safe’. Essential SAFe serves as an assessment point, but it can also act as an easy entry point for organizations that aren’t ready for full-on SAFe, but want to start practicing and getting the benefits as soon as possible. Over the last several months we’ve been busy gathering feedback on the idea, including hosting a dedicated.

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SAFe Website Updates and new Glosssary

SAFe Website Updates and new Glosssary

SAFe Updates

Hi folks: In the spirit of relentless improvement, we’re pleased to announce three significant changes to the SAFe website: 1. Revised Glossary The SAFe glossary has been updated to make it clearer, shorter, simpler and easier to read, as well as preparing it for a localization spike. The spike will cover Spanish, French and Simplified Chinese. If the spike goes well, the glossary will be translated into a total of 14 languages! 2. New Resources Menu The menu’s have.

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End of life for SAFe 3.0 website and courseware 12/30/16

End of life for SAFe 3.0 website and courseware 12/30/16

Community News SAFe Updates

As we continually improve SAFe to better meet the needs of our customers, there comes a time when it’s no longer practical to support older versions of the Framework. This is part of any technology product’s lifecycle, and it is no different with SAFe. On December 30, 2016, all SAFe 3.0 courseware and materials will be retired. As a result, the SAFe 3.0 website (v3.scaledagileframework.com) will redirect to the 4.0 Framework site, and 3.0 courseware will.

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