All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
We are excited to announce this new release of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). Version 4 features extensive refinements to many elements of the Framework, as well as new content and guidance that helps enterprises better organize around value delivery, develop systems that include hardware and software, and improve development, coordination, and delivery of large value streams. To help with the migration to 4.0, SAFe 3.0 remains available and supported at v3.scaledagileframework.com. SAFe 4.0 incorporates learning from.
The new version of the Framework, SAFe 4.0 for Lean Software and Systems Engineering, provides greater modularity than its predecessor with a dynamic collapse/expand capability. The collapsed view, “3-Level SAFe,” is backwards compatible with Version 3.0, preserving the skill sets of current SAFe practitioners, and providing an easy upgrade path for enterprises invested in the 3.0 version of the Framework. We encourage you to upgrade to SAFe 4.0 to take advantage of the new features,.
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Federal Courts awarded Scaled Agile Gold Partner SRA International a five-year contract valued at $115 million. SRA will provide full software development lifecycle expertise for a variety of applications supporting probation and pre-trial services, as well as Case Management/Electronic Case Files which is the system that manages the electronic court filings. It is gratifying to see the progress that Agile and SAFe are making in the government space (see.
We just published the new LEGO video presentation on our case studies page. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check it out, especially if you’re working with an organization that is just beginning their SAFe journey. The folks from LEGO promote the idea of “systematic creativity,” which turns out to be an excellent approach to adapting and customizing SAFe to a state that best serves an organization’s specific context and culture. They.
In a recent press release, Booz Allen Experts predicts the trends that will impact United States government technology in 2016. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Scaled Agile development is on the list. Here’s an excerpt from the article: In 2016, more and more government agencies will need to address the demand for speed, innovation and cost containment. The pressure put on organizations to do this effectively yields the need for scalability of lean Agile development.
We are pleased to report that IBM just announced their end-to-end support of SAFe 3.0 in release 6.0.1 of their CLM (Collaborative Lifecycle Management) solution: Here’s a brief description; New in the IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 6.0.1 solution is complete end-to-end support for the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) which combines tooling with an industry-leading set of best practices and guidance to address the key aspects of an IBM DevOps transformation: people, process and tools. Templates.
A number of us have been been involved in implementing SAFe in various Philips divisions over the last two years. Here’s a short intro to one of the implementations that I just saw on Info Q. InfoQ interviewed Frank Penning, PMO manager, about the main challenges that Philips Lighting is facing in product development. Penning opines on why Scrum is not enough, how they apply SAFe, and the benefits that they have gained from deploying agile methods for product.
At last week’s Scaled Agile Partner Summit, I enjoyed catching up with Em Campbell-Pretty—an SPCT from our Gold Partner in Australia, Context Matters. Chatting with her reminded me of my recent visit to Australia. The Context Matters team had invited me to sit in on the session they sponsored at Agile Australia featuring a presentation by RMIT University’s Catherine Haugh (SPC/RTE). Even more fun, I had the opportunity to visit their development site in Melbourne to.
The Seamless Payments case study recently highlighted in the recent InfoQ article, “Downscaling SAFe,” puts to rest a couple of popular misconceptions about SAFe: 1) it is solely for large enterprises, and 2) that it is too prescriptive. The authors describe a fast-moving mobile payment startup about to cross the chasm from “Early Adopters” to “Early Majority;” the critical growth phase where companies are known to be especially vulnerable to failure. With 200+ employees spanning 4.
Our Gold Partner, Accenture, is a $30 billion dollar company that ranks #44 on Forbes’ “World’s Most Valuable Brands” list, so when they adopted Agile and DevOps across their Global Delivery Network, we were glad to see that they chose SAFe as an integral part of their effort to accelerate software delivery. It presented an opportunity to see SAFe in action on truly large scale. In the provided case study, Accenture shares its insights on.