All posts by : Dean Leffingwell

SAFe helps HP Enterprise improve quality by 20% while delivering faster

SAFe helps HP Enterprise improve quality by 20% while delivering faster

Case Studies Customer Stories SAFe Updates

  “With a proven framework, we can deliver solutions much faster and with less effort. SAFe® defines the roles, teams, activities and artifacts to apply Lean and Agile principles at enterprise scale, and provides outstanding training and coaching materials to increase our chance of success.” —Peter Vollmer, Distinguished Technologist at HPE At the newly formed HPE, small steps were the key to Agile success. In the newly published HPE case study, you’ll find inspiration in.

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Just released! SAFe 4.0 Leading SAFe LiveLessons video training

Just released! SAFe 4.0 Leading SAFe LiveLessons video training

SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

With so many enterprises adopting SAFe over the years, we’ve learned what works, what doesn’t, and what the success stories have in common. One thing we know for certain—implementations that deliver results may vary somewhat in context and execution, but all share a common attribute; a workforce well trained and educated in SAFe practices, and a desire for continuous learning and improvement. Experience tells us that face-to-face training is ideal, but realities in the field.

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An Essential Update on Essential SAFe

An Essential Update on Essential SAFe

Essential SAFe SAFe Updates

Earlier this year, we published our first draft of the Essential SAFe® Big Picture via blog post. Since then, we have received lots of comments, from the blog, our classroom settings, direct customer and analyst feedback, and more. It’s compellingly obvious that this simpler, essential view is a clear aid to understanding the minimum roles and practices that are necessary to be successful with a SAFe implementation. Simple is good. Feedback is good, too. To that end, we have now incorporated the.

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3 years later: SEI’s CIO looks back at their SAFe journey

3 years later: SEI’s CIO looks back at their SAFe journey

Case Studies Customer Stories

We always like to hear about early wins from new adopters of the Framework, but of course the real test of any method lies in how well it serves an organization over time. SEI—a leading global provider of wealth management solutions—launched their first ART in early 2014, and saw some impressive results: 20%-25% increase in client satisfaction Reduced code branching from 5 – 7 on average to a single code branch Delivered higher value business.

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May Highlights–Latest Articles & Videos for the SAFe of Mind

May Highlights–Latest Articles & Videos for the SAFe of Mind

Community News

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. New Product Manager /Product Owner (PMPO) Course and Certification The SAFe 4.0 Product Manager / Product Owner course with PMPO Certification has been added to Scaled Agile’s role-based curriculum offering. Click here.

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SAFe Economic Articles refactored

SAFe Economic Articles refactored

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, We’ve been taking a pass through the nine SAFe Lean-Agile Principles articles with an eye towards continuous improvement, and also to better align these critical articles with the courseware that depends on them. After all, without firm principles, even a good framework doesn’t have a solid foundation to stand on. One of the first orders of business was the restructuring of Principle #1 – Take an economic view, and its partner article (and.

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The SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Course Has Arrived!

The SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Course Has Arrived!

Events SAFe Updates

Program Execution is one of the four core values of SAFe. Successful program execution is a result of a collaboration, including the key roles of the Product Owner, Release Train Engineer and Scrum Master. In a complex solution, multi-team environment, the role of the SAFe Scrum Master must be extended to include additional skills and practices beyond the traditional team-centric Scrum Master role. To this end, Scaled Agile has just released the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master course. As a next step in.

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

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

Community News

Hi Folks, This “Highlights” series captures the SAFe news and activities that haven’t been covered in other posts, but would still provide real value to the community. Here’s the latest roundup—a mix of SAFe events, new perspectives, understanding, and practical steps for successful implementation of the Framework. 2016 Scaled Agile Summit – Save the Date October 25–28 The SAFe event of the year is in the works, and the full registration site is coming soon..

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New Case Study: TomTom discusses the Good, the Bad, the Ugly, in a study that spans 5 years

New Case Study: TomTom discusses the Good, the Bad, the Ugly, in a study that spans 5 years

Case Studies

Best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products, TomTom is also the mapping provider for Apple Maps, and the maps and traffic data provider for Uber drivers in over 300 cities worldwide. An interesting thing about TomTom’s SAFe adoption is that it started in 2012, which gives us a view into a fast-growing company that has worked within the Framework over a five-year period. There were some early wins (see quote.

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SAFe Lean-Agile Principles Abridged (update)

SAFe Lean-Agile Principles Abridged (update)

Foundations SAFe Updates

In an earlier post, we described an abridged version of the SAFe Lean Agile Principles that we have been working on. They have now been reviewed and updated a bit, so I just posted them as a summary under the main Principles page. That way they won’t just be floating around in blog land, and instead, take their place as first class citizens of SAFe, where they really belong. By the way, that “Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework V4.0”.

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