All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
Hi Folks, As you can probably imagine, we are quite relieved to have finally published the SAFe 4.0 Reference Guide. But after our five-minute celebration we went right back to work on some other projects, one of which is another SAFe book that Richard and I are collaborating on. The work has revealed some room for improvement on the SAFe Lean-Agile Principles articles, so I’m now in the process of getting those updated. They aren’t long,.
We reduced the time to take an idea to production, and our time-to-value has gone down using the SAFe® process. If reaching production would normally take 1½ years, now it could be eight months with the new processes and approach. —Hrishikesh Karekar, Lead Agile Coach Our latest case study comes to us from the Israel office of global IT powerhouse, Amdocs, where a team applied some creative tactics to take Agile successfully from theory to.
Well, we finally got here. After years of people asking for a book on SAFe, I’m happy to say that the SAFe® 4.0 Reference Guide, Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Software and Systems Engineering is now shipping. This guide provides the content from scaledagileframework.com, but in book form for easy reference. It’s available in paperback and eBook formats (including Kindle) at major book retailers. Like the SAFe website, it provides comprehensive guidance for work at the.
Hi Folks, Many talk about how HR/People Operations is different with Agile, but few have opined on specifically HOW it’s different, and what specific practices need to evolve to replace traditional performance reviews and the like. Well, we are rarely hesitant to opine on any matter material to Lean-Agile Development at enterprise scale (for example Lean Budgeting has been really interesting), so you can now add Agile HR to the list! Over the last six or so, I’ve been.
SAFe has come a long way, not just in the development and refinement of the concepts and ideas, but in the sheer size and diversity of the community it serves. I remember the first time we had anything resembling an ‘official’ SAFe meeting. It was with a smattering of folks in a small hotel suite at Agile2012 in Dallas. We were grateful that these brave early adopters saw so much potential in the Framework, and though.
The SAFe Portfolio Level has been evolving rapidly. Today, it incorporates a Lean-Agile budgeting model, a Kanban system for business and enabler epics, guidance for coordinating multiple Value Streams, connection to the enterprise business strategy, and more. But outside of the portfolio Kanban system, it hasn’t provided much actual guidance on planning for the implementation of epics. We’d like to close that gap bit with an incremental step that advances the toolset for the SAFe Portfolio. Please check out the new guidance article here. The.
Hi Folks, Some of you already know that one of my technical pursuits over the last few years has been to better understand and describe the way in which enterprises can apply Agile methods to building big and important systems, specifically “high assurance” systems that have an unacceptably high social or economic cost of failure. We see these systems in our everyday lives—automotive and aeronautic systems, defense systems, medical devices, systems that control our financial.
“Everyone hearing the same message from the same trainers at the same time was a huge enabler for alignment and a ‘one-team’ culture.” —Em Campbell-Pretty, Context Matters This latest case study comes to us from one of Australia’s big four banks, adding to a growing trend of financial and banking organizations turning to SAFe. When Westpac needed to add features to its online banking platform in a tight window, a SAFe Quickstart was the answer..
This latest case study from Cisco reveals some impressive results—40% defect reduction—from their first round with SAFe, plus a number of other benefits that have convinced their IT folks to integrate SAFe as a key part of their strategy to deliver customer value. Not bad for the largest networking company in the world. Working on the Cisco® Subscription Billing Platform (SPB), they launched three Agile Release Trains (ARTs) in 2015, and worked together to build.
I’m looking forward to meeting with many of you at Agile2016, which is just a couple of weeks away. Together with my co-presenter, Harry Koehnemann from 321 Gang, we created a short video to help you guys get a sense of what are we going to talk about as part of our presentation: “Lean-Agile Development for Large Enterprises: Adding Hardware to the Mix.” Here is the video: Also, I’m sure you will be interested to.