Fall Highlights–Latest Articles & Videos for the SAFe of Mind

Fall Highlights–Latest Articles & Videos for the SAFe of Mind

Community News

Hi Folks,

This ‘Highlights’ series captures the SAFe news and activities that haven’t been covered in other posts, but provide real value to the community. Here’s the latest roundup—a mix of new perspectives, understanding, and practical steps for successful implementation of the Framework.

November Scaled Agile Insider
This in-depth newsletter from Scaled Agile features major SAFe announcements, as well as books, articles, and videos that support the SAFe community.  Besides this blog, it’s a good way to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to all things SAFe. To have the Insider delivered to your InBox, subscribe at scaledagile.com/insider.

2016/17 Capgemini World Quality Report: ” …SAFe has gained popularity in all sectors …”
Survey results from 1,600 CIOs, CTOs, IT Directors, VPs, CMO/CDO, QA/Testing Managers: “There are three clear preferences in terms of the percentage of projects adopting agile methods: Scrum and Scaled Agile framework (SAFe) are both used in 24% of projects, while Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) is used in 22%. SAFe has gained popularity in all sectors, due to the fact that it addresses large-scale portfolio management, program management, release management, budgeting and multiple practices.”

TechBeacon article: The elusive agile enterprise: 5 leading experts tell you how to get it done
If you ever find yourself having to explain the benefits of scaled Agile to a skeptical front office, this article is for you. It includes viewpoints from 5 experts—including yours truly—on the subject of “thinking big” with Agile.

SAFe helps Blue Agility win Agile Transformation contract from Sandia National Laboratories
This isn’t so much a resource as it is a tangible reminder that we’re seeing a growing number of major contracts awarded to vendors who are able to support SAFe initiatives. Congratulations to Blue Agility for landing this one.

Article: Developing software based on SAFe (in German)
Oliver Herren, CIO of digitic.ch—the biggest online shop in Switzerland—describes how they are developing software based on SAFe.

VersionOne® Fall 2016 Release Provides Organizations with End-to-End Visibility from Strategy to Delivery
VersionOne’s latest release introduces PI Objectives and Program Predictability Reporting to support SAFe and large-scale Agile Iinitiatives.

We’ll keep rounding up these great resources for the community, so stay tuned to the blog.

In the meantime, stay SAFe!
–Dean

Author Info

Dean Leffingwell

Recognized as the one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell is an author, entrepreneur, and software development methodologist.

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