Check out February 2017 Scaled Agile Insider

Check out February 2017 Scaled Agile Insider

Community News

The February 2017 edition of the Scaled Agile Insider is hot off the press. This almost-monthly email is the best resource for getting all the latest news from the SAFe universe in one place. In this edition you’ll find: SAFe Summit Registration now open Microsoft publishes guidance for mapping SAFe to Visual Studio TFS Agile Tools Does SAFe apply to small teams? The critical role of the SPC Video: Lean-Agile transformation at SimCorp with IJI Case Study:.

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Article 7 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Prepare for ART Launch

Article 7 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Prepare for ART Launch

Implementation Roadmap SAFe Updates

There are twelve ‘critical moves’ in the SAFe Implementation Roadmap, and seven of them are all about reaching the tipping point, then training, preparing, and planning. Prepare for ART Launch is the last move in that ‘plan and prepare’ group, guiding you through the final steps needed before actually launching your train. From a change-management perspective, the first ART is very important with potentially far-reaching implications. It sets in motion the first material change to.

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The Importance of Right-Sized Epics in SAFe

The Importance of Right-Sized Epics in SAFe

Partners SAFe Updates

Alan Shalloway, CEO of NetObjectives, a Scaled Agile Gold partner, is an SPC and a long-time community contributor to SAFe. With over 40 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, SAFe, Scrum and agile design. Al always has unique and insightful observations about software and systems development. Recently, Al and I were collaborating on how to tackle some important SAFe implementation challenges, and I was excited to learn about.

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Article 6 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Create the Implementation Plan

Article 6 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Create the Implementation Plan

Implementation Roadmap SAFe Updates

In the sixth ‘critical move’ in the SAFe Implementation Roadmap series, we tackle how to Create the Implementation Plan. This is where the rubber meets the road in a SAFe implementation, as it sets in motion the first real and tangible changes to individual and organizational behavior. While all steps in the Roadmap are critical, and you want to do your utmost to get them right from the start, creating the Implementation Plan is all.

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Does SAFe apply to small teams?

Does SAFe apply to small teams?

SAFe Updates

Recently, I heard from my colleague and long-time collaborator, Juha-Markus Aalto. Back when we were in the Agile working group trenches at Nokia, Juha-Markus was responsible for some of the initial, critical thinking behind what became SAFe. Specifically, he helped define the “requirements metamodel”, which are the elements and relationships throughout the important system definition artifacts in the Framework. (Epics, Features, Stories, associations with tests and acceptance criteria, etc.) In turn, this helped unlock the.

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New Case Study: Kantar Retail sees major gains in Delivery, Finance, and Human Resources with SAFe

New Case Study: Kantar Retail sees major gains in Delivery, Finance, and Human Resources with SAFe

Case Studies SAFe Updates

“Our time to market is impressive for an enterprise solution. It’s a competitive advantage in the market that we can make major product changes every two months.” —Cédric Guyot, CEO, Virtual Reality at Kantar Retail How do you deliver faster, retain top talent, and carve out a competitive advantage—all while spending less? For Kantar Retail Virtual Reality (KRVR), our latest case study, the answer was in deploying SAFe. Working with clients such as Walmart, Target,.

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Article 5 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Identify Value Streams and ARTs

Article 5 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Identify Value Streams and ARTs

Implementation Roadmap SAFe Updates

Perhaps you’ve worked your way through the first five ‘critical moves’ in the SAFe Implementation Roadmap, and the big moment has arrived. You are now ready to actually implement SAFe. That means it’s time to Identify Value Streams and Agile Release Trains (ARTs), which is the topic of our latest guidance article in the Roadmap series. If you think of value streams and ARTs as the organizational backbone of a SAFe transformation, you will understand their.

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The Critical Role of the SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

The Critical Role of the SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

Community News SAFe Updates

The success of any kind of social epidemic is heavily dependent on the involvement of people with a particular and rare set of social skills. —Malcom Gladwell, The Tipping Point Outside of an SPC class we probably don’t emphasize this enough, so let me state it here. SPCs are as essential to a successful SAFe implementation as your lungs are to breathing. They are that important when it comes to the transformation. If you read.

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Article 4 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE)

Article 4 in SAFe Implementation Roadmap series: Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE)

Implementation Roadmap SAFe Updates

Changing the fundamental behavior and culture of a large development organization is no small task. In a SAFe rollout, one of the signature attributes of a successful implementation is the organization’s commitment to developing a dedicated change management team. They go by various names, so in order to describe one, we simply picked a descriptive general purpose term, the “Lean-Agile Center of Excellence” (LACE). The LACE is a small team of people dedicated to driving the.

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Check out the latest edition of the Scaled Agile Insider

Check out the latest edition of the Scaled Agile Insider

Community News

It’s been over two years since we launched the Scaled Agile Insider with just a few thousand readers. Today, that number has grown to nearly 90,000 subscribers, and that number continues to grow at a dramatic rate, keeping pace with the uptake of SAFe. If you haven’t had a chance, give it look. This almost-monthly email is the best resource for getting all the latest news from the SAFe universe in one place. And there.

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