All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
If you’ve been following the SAFe Implementation Roadmap series—or you’re engaged in a real world transformation—you’ll appreciate the effort and commitment it takes to reach the 11th ‘critical move,’ Extend to the Portfolio. At this stage in the rollout, the new behaviors are becoming second nature to all the players, and the measurable benefits of time to market, quality, productivity, and employee engagement have become tangible and are demonstrating real progress. The door is now.
When you’ve done all the hard work—planned, prepared, trained, launched the first ART, and then put in the effort to make it even better—there’s this moment in a SAFe rollout when the early results are coming in and you start to fully realize the potential that has been unleashed for the organization. It’s an exciting time, as enthusiasm from the first ART is making its way into other parts of the organization, and more people.