All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
As we work through the ‘critical moves’ highlighted in the SAFe Implementation Roadmap, this one—Train Executives, Managers, and Leaders—could arguably be the most important. We’ve learned from hundreds of SAFe implementations that there are distinct patterns to succeeding, as there are to failing. And that usually has to do with the buy-in, and even more importantly, the full participation of leadership. Their ability to understand and embrace the values and practices of SAFe, and to.
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.
“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.
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.
“Having a clear methodology and training in place has been very helpful when hiring people: Good developers expect a modern methodology. Being able to tell candidates that we take Agile principles seriously-by mentioning that we have trained and certified product owners and Scrum masters, and that we follow a clear Agile path-definitely makes a difference.” —Walter Bauer, CTO, censhare Our latest case study from censhare shows the value of getting management on board from the.
“ … 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.
“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?.
Hi Folks, Some interesting SAFe applications: At the US FAA: ESC Leads a Cultural Transformation and at Capital One bank: How Capital One Became a Leading Digital Player Stay SAFe! (while flying or banking, or both at the same time) –Dean and the Framework team
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 life cycle, 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.
Hi Folks, This ‘Highlights’ series captures the SAFe news and activities that haven’t been covered in other posts, but provide real value to the community. Here’s the latest roundup—a mix of new perspectives, understanding, and practical steps for successful implementation of the Framework. November Scaled Agile Insider This in-depth newsletter from Scaled Agile features major SAFe announcements, as well as books, articles, and videos that support the SAFe community. Besides this blog, it’s a good.