Category Archives for : SAFe Updates

New book! SAFe® 4.0 Reference Guide captures Framework body of knowledge in print and eBook

New book! SAFe® 4.0 Reference Guide captures Framework body of knowledge in print and eBook

SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

Well, we finally got here. After years of people asking for a book on SAFe, I’m happy to say that the SAFe® 4.0 Reference Guide, Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Software and Systems Engineering is now shipping. This guide provides the content from scaledagileframework.com, but in book form for easy reference. It’s available in paperback and eBook formats (including Kindle) at major book retailers. Like the SAFe website, it provides comprehensive guidance for work at the.

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Agile HR with SAFe 4.0: A New Whitepaper and Guidance Article

Agile HR with SAFe 4.0: A New Whitepaper and Guidance Article

Foundations SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, Many talk about how HR/People Operations is different with Agile, but few have opined on specifically HOW it’s different, and what specific practices need to evolve to replace traditional performance reviews and the like. Well, we are rarely hesitant to opine on any matter material to Lean-Agile Development at enterprise scale (for example Lean Budgeting has been really interesting), so you can now add Agile HR to the list! Over the last six or so, I’ve been.

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SAFe gets its own event! First SAFe Summit to be held Oct. 25–28 in Denver

SAFe gets its own event! First SAFe Summit to be held Oct. 25–28 in Denver

Community News Events SAFe Updates

SAFe has come a long way, not just in the development and refinement of the concepts and ideas, but in the sheer size and diversity of the community it serves. I remember the first time we had anything resembling an ‘official’ SAFe meeting. It was with a smattering of folks in a small hotel suite at Agile2012 in Dallas. We were grateful that these brave early adopters saw so much potential in the Framework, and though.

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Introducing a Simple Portfolio Planning Method

Introducing a Simple Portfolio Planning Method

SAFe Updates

The SAFe Portfolio Level has been evolving rapidly.  Today, it incorporates a Lean-Agile budgeting model, a Kanban system for business and enabler epics, guidance for coordinating multiple Value Streams, connection to the enterprise business strategy, and more. But outside of the portfolio Kanban system, it hasn’t provided much actual guidance on planning for the implementation of epics. We’d like to close that gap bit with an incremental step that advances the toolset for the SAFe Portfolio. Please check out the new guidance article here. The.

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Building High Assurance Systems with SAFe 4.0.

Building High Assurance Systems with SAFe 4.0.

SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, Some of you already know that one of my technical pursuits over the last few years has been to better understand and describe the way in which enterprises can apply Agile methods to building big and important systems, specifically “high assurance” systems that have an unacceptably high social or economic cost of failure. We see these systems in our everyday lives—automotive and aeronautic systems, defense systems, medical devices, systems that control our financial.

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One of Australia’s big four banks takes on ‘Mission Impossible’ with a SAFe Quickstart

One of Australia’s big four banks takes on ‘Mission Impossible’ with a SAFe Quickstart

Case Studies SAFe Updates

“Everyone hearing the same message from the same trainers at the same time was a huge enabler for alignment and a ‘one-team’ culture.” —Em Campbell-Pretty, Context Matters This latest case study comes to us  from one of Australia’s big four banks, adding to  a growing trend of financial and banking organizations turning to SAFe. When Westpac needed to add features to its online banking platform in a tight window, a SAFe Quickstart was the answer..

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New Case Study: Cisco leverages SAFe to improve quality, productivity, and employee satisfaction

New Case Study: Cisco leverages SAFe to improve quality, productivity, and employee satisfaction

Case Studies SAFe Updates

This latest case study from Cisco reveals some impressive results—40% defect reduction—from their first round with SAFe, plus a number of other benefits that have convinced their IT folks to integrate SAFe as a key part of their strategy to deliver customer value. Not bad for the largest networking company in the world. Working on the Cisco® Subscription Billing Platform (SPB),  they launched three Agile Release Trains (ARTs) in 2015, and worked together to build.

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Agile2016 Preview: Hardware Development and More

Agile2016 Preview: Hardware Development and More

Events SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

I’m looking forward to meeting with many of you at Agile2016, which is just a couple of weeks away. Together with my co-presenter, Harry Koehnemann from 321 Gang, we created a short video to help you guys get a sense of what are we going to talk about as part of our presentation: “Lean-Agile Development for Large Enterprises: Adding Hardware to the Mix.” Here is the video: Also, I’m sure you will be interested to.

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SAFe Foundations makeover delivers faster, simpler introduction to SAFe

SAFe Foundations makeover delivers faster, simpler introduction to SAFe

Foundations SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

Steve Jobs notes that simplicity is harder than complexity. We get that. With a framework as robust as SAFe, distilling the essence of the underlying concepts into the shortest possible format can prove to be daunting, but with this latest release of the SAFe Foundations 4.0  video, I think we’ve met the challenge. The video has had an extreme makeover and should be a great tool for anyone tasked with communicating the concepts behind SAFe. Compared.

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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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