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

May 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.

New Product Manager /Product Owner (PMPO) Course and Certification
The SAFe 4.0 Product Manager / Product Owner course with PMPO Certification has been added to Scaled Agile’s role-based curriculum offering. Click here to learn more about the course. Public classes are available in multiple cities, including Boulder, Paris, Bangalore, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Bilthoven.

Reacting to a Shifting Business Environment with Modernized Processes
Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company, adopted SAFe. Read why in this just-published case study from Intland Software.

Too Big to Be Agile? Not With the Scaled Agile Framework
Business.com’s evangelist for Agile Scrum software development, , discusses developing application systems and software products in a large enterprise with SAFe. He points out, “With SAFe, many organizations will notice they already have one-to-one mappings with many tenants of SAFe and, with some minor adjustments, fit right into the model.”

6 Biggest SAFe Agile Implementation Blunders
Senior Scrum Master, Dawn Goodman, provides six tips on what to avoid, and how to think about approaching a SAFe implementation.

SAFe Gets a New Facebook Page
Like–Comment–Share! Head over to our new SAFe Facebook page to connect and engage with Scaled Agile and the SAFe community on social media. It’s a great place to share photos, class experiences, and SAFe wins and learnings.

SAFe Program Consultants Visualized on a World Map
Our thousands of SPCs (and SPCTs) take SAFe knowledge and help enterprises drive continuous value in six continents. See what this looks like on a world map. Next stop, Antarctica?

Dean Leffingwell Videos and Podcasts
And finally, hear are some of my latest, personal thoughts on SAFe, past and future, in these recently published podcasts and videos:

Video: How to Deal With Legacy Systems, short interview with Sam Bunting of PA Consulting Group.

Podcast: What’s New With SAFe, and Why with Dave Prior. I discuss the idea of results over method debates, be it Agile, Lean, Scrum or Kanban. I also talk about the latest update to SAFe, and the new guidance to help enterprises organize around value delivery

Podcast: SAFe from the Source with Dean Leffingwell with Em-Campbell Pretty, a short story on SAFe, including how the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ride factored into the journey to SAFe, the role of Scrum, differing viewpoints, the SAFe for Lean Systems Engineering branch, and much more.

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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