All posts by : Dean Leffingwell

Building Complex Hardware and Software Systems with SAFe

Building Complex Hardware and Software Systems with SAFe

SAFe Updates

For those of you who have been following (or contributing to) the SAFe for Lean Systems Engineering development, you know that our learnings have now been consolidated into SAFe 4.0. But you also know that there are many more steps in a journey to better understand and apply the Principles of Lean-Agile development to systems that include both hardware and software. Our next step down this path is a new article by Alex and 321 Gang’s Harry Koehnemann (who was instrumental.

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February Highlights—Latest Articles & Videos for the SAFe of Mind

February Highlights—Latest Articles & Videos for the SAFe of Mind

Community News

Hi Folks, SAFe 4.0 launched just two months ago, it’s been very well received, and the community has been exceptionally busy writing and opining on the new version—providing new perspectives, understanding, and practical steps for successful implementation of the Framework. Here’s the latest roundup. MISO Energy goes SAFe—tells their PI planning story in video “There’s a great awareness of how much is going on other than within just our team. We’re seeing other development teams,.

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New CapEx and OpEx Article

New CapEx and OpEx Article

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, I’ve been working off and on for the last 4-5 months refactoring the CapEx/OpEx article. There are a number of reasons for this: As Agile crosses the chasm to the larger enterprise, it is a topic of increasing awareness, and often a major concern. Some transformations are stopped due to a lack of understanding of the applicability of current accounting treatments for CapEx in software, which are currently typically based on waterfall development. More and more information is becoming available on.

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First Thing’s First: Essential SAFe?

First Thing’s First: Essential SAFe?

Essential SAFe SAFe Updates

In recent customer visits and SPC classes, we see and hear about various applications of SAFe, and we address many of the common questions that affect enterprises adoption everywhere. One of those questions (which might seem to be in even greater frequency with the launch of the expandable 4.0), is “but what do we have to do to assure the SAFe benefits. All of it? Some of it? And if some, which parts?”  And as we know,.

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Das Scaled Agile Framework Makes Top 10 for Technical Books on Amazon Germany

Das Scaled Agile Framework Makes Top 10 for Technical Books on Amazon Germany

Lessons from the Trenches Partners

New Book: Das Scaled Agile Framework – Lean und Agile in großen Unternehmen skalieren 2015 marked a record year in terms of growth of the SAFe community and the number of enterprises adopting SAFe. Initially the growth trends were weighted toward the U.S., but of late we’ve seen a significant uptick from the international community. For example, there’s a publicly available japanese translation of the scaledagileframework.com site, and SAFe classes are being presented worldwide in multiple.

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5 Reasons to Consider SAFe

5 Reasons to Consider SAFe

Partners

“Is SAFe right for my enterprise?” If you’re tasked with answering that question for your organization, a recent article, “5 Reasons to Consider SAFe®” could be helpful. Written by Agile Coach, Josh Fruit (SPC) from Davisbase Consulting, (now part of Solutions IQ), the article highlights some of the bigger reasons to apply SAFe, and how it addresses many of the challenges of software (and now systems) development at scale. Of course the most compelling reason to apply SAFe.

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New SAFe Foundations 4.0 and Companion Video

New SAFe Foundations 4.0 and Companion Video

Foundations SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

One of our most popular downloads, SAFe Foundations, has now been fully updated to include the new concepts in SAFe 4.0. This free slide presentation is for those who wish to better understand the purpose and foundations of the Framework, its basis in Lean and Agile, the business benefits that it can deliver, and guidance for implementation. You can use this deck in your business context, but like the Framework itself, this material is copyrighted.

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SAFe News, Views, & Videos from the Net

SAFe News, Views, & Videos from the Net

Community News

Hi Folks, A wave of recent activity in the blogosphere has produced some interesting opinions and insightful interpretations of SAFe that should prove to be helpful for anyone engaged in an implementation, or is considering adopting SAFe. I wanted to capture a few here for easy access: One of my favorite topics—the best, and fastest way to implement SAFe—gets a field-tested appraisal from Context Matters’ Mark Richards in: The Case for the SAFe QuickStart A very cool.

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New Case Study: World’s 2nd-largest Memory Chipmaker Adopts SAFe

New Case Study: World’s 2nd-largest Memory Chipmaker Adopts SAFe

Case Studies

There’s an interesting thing happening of late, which is that SAFe case studies are coming in almost faster than we can absorb and publish them. That’s good for the SAFe community, and especially useful for enterprises evaluating their options as they look for the best way to scale Agile throughout their organization. As the number of studies grow, we are also seeing a greater diversity of SAFe implementations, not just by size or industry, but.

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Why upgrade to SAFe 4.0? Get answers in two posts from CA Technologies

Why upgrade to SAFe 4.0? Get answers in two posts from CA Technologies

Partners

If you’re looking for a high-level overview of the new SAFe 4.0 that includes the primary reasons for upgrading, check out these two excellent posts from our friends at CA Technologies. In 10 Things You Need to Know About SAFe 4.0, Transformation Consultant Martin Burns distills the new concepts into easily-digestible bites that will help you understand the essentials of the new Framework. In We’re Ready for SAFe 4.0. Are You?, Portfolio Agility Solutions Specialist.

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