All posts by : Dean Leffingwell

Scaled Agile Advances Role-Based Curriculum with New SAFe 4.0 Courseware

Scaled Agile Advances Role-Based Curriculum with New SAFe 4.0 Courseware

Community News SAFe Resources

While SAFe 4.0 has been making its way into enterprises, the Scaled Agile team has been busy working on advancing our training and certification content and improving the learning architecture in our SAFe 4.0 courseware. Fully updated to reflect the modular and scalable features of SAFe 4.0, the new courses are designed to help enterprises better organize around value delivery, develop systems that include hardware and software, and improve development, coordination, and delivery of large.

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New Case Study: SAFe Helps French National Employment Agency Deliver Strategic Program

New Case Study: SAFe Helps French National Employment Agency Deliver Strategic Program

Case Studies

When an organization looks at adopting SAFe for the first time, the reaction can range from, “I can easily see how we’ll be able to map our culture and practices to SAFe,” to, “Our organization is so unique it’s hard to visualize how SAFe will work within our context.” The folks from the French National employment agency, pôle emploi, must have surely fallen into the latter category, as the roles and constructs in SAFe weren’t.

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What’s New in SAFe 4.0 Presentation with Companion Video

What’s New in SAFe 4.0 Presentation with Companion Video

SAFe Resources

We’re glad to announce a new presentation deck, What’s New in SAFe 4.0., available for download at our Videos and Presentations page. Intended for all audiences—new to SAFe, or long-time practitioner—this 39-slide deck provides a high-level view of the latest features in the Framework, including: The new Foundation layer Program and Team level changes Backwards compatibility with SAFe 3.0 Support for large value streams with 4-Level SAFe Managing large portfolios For those of you who are.

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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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