All posts by : Dean Leffingwell

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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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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Have you earned your SAFe<sup>®</sup> Certification? Digital badging helps you tell the world

Have you earned your SAFe® Certification? Digital badging helps you tell the world

Community News

We know you’ve worked hard to gain SAFe Certification. Now we want to help you tell the world about it so you can find the best opportunities to apply your training and experience. We also want to give employers the ability to quickly validate your knowledge and skills. The Scaled Agile Professional Certification Program’s digital badging initiative will help you connect with the leading enterprises and development teams that seek your skills and experience as.

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Check out the lastest Scaled Agile Insider

Check out the lastest Scaled Agile Insider

Community News

The latest edition of the Scaled Agile Insider is hot off the press. This almost-monthly email is the best resource for getting all the latest news from the SAFe universe in one place. In this edition you’ll find: 11th Annual State of Agile Report: SAFe #1 in Scaling Methods and Approaches New course unveiled: SAFe® 4.0 Release Train Engineer with RTE Certification Video: Dean Leffingwell discusses Scalable DevOps and Continuous Delivery with SAFe The final installment.

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The SAFe glossary goes international with nine new translations

The SAFe glossary goes international with nine new translations

SAFe Resources

The SAFe community is very diverse, with nearly 200,000 new visitors to the SAFe website coming from non-English speaking countries in the last six months alone. And more SAFe classes are popping up all over the globe. Today we counted nearly 400 non-U.S. classes on the public training calendar. Although most local concerns are supported by our Global Partner Network, the Framework itself has been—with a few exceptions—available exclusively in English. This is because adopting SAFe.

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Article 12 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Sustain and Improve

Article 12 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Sustain and Improve

Implementation Roadmap

If you’ve been reading the SAFe Implementation Roadmap article series and have made it to this stage, congratulations! When leaders are diligent in following these critical moves, and are making the appropriate course corrections along the way, the results for the organization should look like this: The new way of working is becoming a part of the culture all the way from team, to program, to value stream, to portfolio Substantial business benefits are accumulating.

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New Case Study: Northwestern Mutual Delivers 18 Months Ahead of Schedule with SAFe

New Case Study: Northwestern Mutual Delivers 18 Months Ahead of Schedule with SAFe

Case Studies

“We had been challenged a number of times in changing our underlying CRM platform. After implementing SAFe, our overall effort actually came in $12M less than originally estimated and 18 months sooner than predicted.” —Bryan Kadlec, Director, Client Digital Experience How do you change a deeply ingrained Waterfall culture? For a 160-year old life insurance company, it wasn’t easy, but it was ultimately worth it. Our latest case study from Northwestern Mutual (NWM) tells the.

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