Category Archives for : SAFe Updates
Most strategy dialogues end up with executives talking at cross-purposes because … nobody knows exactly what is meant by vision and strategy, and no two people ever quite agree on which topics belong where. That is why, when you ask members of an executive team to describe and explain the corporate strategy, you frequently get wildly different answers. We just don’t have a good business discipline for converging on issues this abstract. —Geoffrey Moore, Escape.
In his recent blog post, Drew Jemilo announced the release of the Value Stream Workshop Toolkit for SAFe 4.5. A key benefit of being a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), in good standing, is that these toolkits and other resources are available to help you in the important work of transforming enterprises to Lean-Agile development with SAFe. We’ve built quite a good collection of toolkits, many of which have now been already updated to SAFe 4.5: Essential.
Hi Folks, One of the more challenging endeavors for implementing SAFe® is how to organize around value by identifying the Value Streams and defining the Agile Release Trains. The business benefits include faster delivery, higher quality, and built-in alignment between the business and development. In the Implementing SAFe course, SPCs learn the thinking tools to accomplish this. They also have access to a free toolkit for running a ‘Value Stream Workshop.’ We’ve just updated the workshop.
Hello SAFe community! One of the new guidance articles in version 4.5 of SAFe is our discussion related to implementing Lean-Agile in an enterprise with significant compliance concerns. You will find Compliance in the Large Solution layer as a callout to Solution Intent. I had the distinct pleasure of creating this guidance in partnership with Harry Koehnemann at 321Gang. Harry is one of our very first partner-based SAFe Fellows. Each of us has experience implementing.
Howdy Folks, Last month we released SAFe 4.5 and updated three courses from Scaled Agile’s role-based curriculum. Please see the June 2017 edition of the Scaled Agile Insider for more information on that. We are now busy updating the rest of our courseware, toolkits and professional development and enablement videos. Along those lines, we are pleased to release an updated Essential SAFe guidance article based on the new features of SAFe 4.5. If you’re new.
Hi Folks, About 18 months ago, we launched SAFe 4.0, a major upgrade that delivered innovations for Lean software and systems engineering. It represented a major milestone of maturity for the Framework, and has enjoyed widespread popularity, including being named the #1 scaling framework by VersionOne’s State of Agile Report. That tells us we were on the right track. But digital disruption is driving innovation at speeds we’ve never seen before, so while enterprises have.
Hello Folks: Our friend and ‘mad scientist’ Ian Spence has more than his share of street cred when it comes to working with SAFe. He is the Chief Scientist at Gold Partner Ivar Jacobson International, was one of the first SPCTs in Europe (the highest SAFe certification possible), and has worked with Dean Leffingwell for over 15 years. His deep knowledge of Agile and his vast experience leading large-scale transformations have given him a exceptionally.
Hi Folks: Anyone reading this is likely aware that SAFe was developed to address the challenges of ‘people building some of the world’s most important systems.’ And while ‘important’ isn’t the same as big, I think most would agree that most of the world’s most important systems are indeed, big. Big systems are harder to build, more complex (and more fun). Addressing this challenge often requires hundreds, and even thousands of practitioners. SAFe was designed.
The concept of the Agile Release Train (ART) originated a decade ago, and the role for the Release Train Engineer (RTE) became evident in version 1.0 of the Framework. As ARTs have grown their ability to continuously deliver value, the RTE has evolved into a critical role as servant leader and coach for the program, and the value streams they support. Being an effective RTE requires an exceptional range of skills, and is a career.
SAFe 4.0 Distilled: A Practical Guide for Implementing the World’s Leading Framework for Enterprise Agility
The SAFe knowledge base on this website is an invaluable resource for people who build software and systems, however, navigating the guidance can be daunting for the uninitiated. SAFe is a robust framework supported by hundreds of web pages. Where do you start? In what order should you read the articles? What information is really important to you and when? We get it. There’s a Wikipedia aspect to the SAFe body of knowledge that takes.