All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
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.
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.
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.
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.