Category Archives for : SAFe Updates
With so many enterprises adopting SAFe over the years, we’ve learned what works, what doesn’t, and what the success stories have in common. One thing we know for certain—implementations that deliver results may vary somewhat in context and execution, but all share a common attribute; a workforce well trained and educated in SAFe practices, and a desire for continuous learning and improvement. Experience tells us that face-to-face training is ideal, but realities in the field.
Earlier this year, we published our first draft of the Essential SAFe® Big Picture via blog post. Since then, we have received lots of comments, from the blog, our classroom settings, direct customer and analyst feedback, and more. It’s compellingly obvious that this simpler, essential view is a clear aid to understanding the minimum roles and practices that are necessary to be successful with a SAFe implementation. Simple is good. Feedback is good, too. To that end, we have now incorporated the.
Greetings everyone! We told you it’s coming, and many of you have been asking about it, so I’m happy to announce that the first whitepaper on SAFe 4.0 has been published, and is available for you to download at scaledagile.com/safe-whitepaper. The official title is SAFe 4.0 Introduction: Overview of the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering. The white paper distills the essence of SAFe from hundreds of website pages to just twenty-five, and.
Hello SAFe community! I’m Steve Mayner. I recently joined Scaled Agile, Inc. after years as an SPC and SAFe® Gold Partner. Shortly after I came on board I was given the opportunity to help improve a few of the framework articles. We’re excited to share with you our updated insights on Communities of Practice. This new article provides deeper grounding in the CoP body of knowledge, and also offers specific step-by-step guidance for forming, growing,.
Hi Folks, We’ve been taking a pass through the nine SAFe Lean-Agile Principles articles with an eye towards continuous improvement, and also to better align these critical articles with the courseware that depends on them. After all, without firm principles, even a good framework doesn’t have a solid foundation to stand on. One of the first orders of business was the restructuring of Principle #1 – Take an economic view, and its partner article (and.
Matt Kortering, UX Specialist at Universal Mind, recently shared his experiences about SAFe in his blog post “How UX fits within a SAFe environment.” Matt is currently serving as a UX Architect for one of Universal Mind’s larger clients, along with several of his colleagues (over 8 UX team members). Originally, Matt and his team were skeptical about how UX would work within SAFe. The framework has guidance about UX, but lacked the detail his.
Effective and continuous delivery of value through execution of Program Increments (PIs) is a hallmark of successful SAFe programs. Product Managers and Product Owners help drive that value by defining and sequencing the team and program backlogs. To succeed, they must have the knowledge and training needed to perform effectively in a SAFe environment. To this end, we are happy to announce the release of a new SAFe 4.0 PM/PO course with certification. This course will enable the PM/PO team to effectively navigate their role.
Program Execution is one of the four core values of SAFe. Successful program execution is a result of a collaboration, including the key roles of the Product Owner, Release Train Engineer and Scrum Master. In a complex solution, multi-team environment, the role of the SAFe Scrum Master must be extended to include additional skills and practices beyond the traditional team-centric Scrum Master role. To this end, Scaled Agile has just released the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master course. As a next step in.
In an earlier post, we described an abridged version of the SAFe Lean Agile Principles that we have been working on. They have now been reviewed and updated a bit, so I just posted them as a summary under the main Principles page. That way they won’t just be floating around in blog land, and instead, take their place as first class citizens of SAFe, where they really belong. By the way, that “Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework V4.0”.
As you know, not everything that’s valuable in SAFe can make it to an icon on the Big Picture. One such example is the new Guidance article on Agile Contracts, which we developed as part of 4.0. In the hubbub around the 4.0 release, we didn’t take the time to bring any attention to this new content, so we are doing so now. Working with customers on a more collaborative basis is a key element of.