New LiveLessons video training available for Leading SAFe 4.5

New LiveLessons video training available for Leading SAFe 4.5

Community News SAFe Resources

We’re always looking for ways to use online venues to complement our world-class, instructor-led training. The most recent is my LiveLessons video tutorial on the 4.5 version of Scaled Agile’s most popular course, Leading SAFe. The tutorial is being provided through Pearson’s InformIT and InformIT resellers. In this nine-hour course, I provide an in-depth exploration of version 4.5 of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. The 4.5.

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New Case Study: Fannie Mae mitigates risk, delivers faster in the face of a changing business model

New Case Study: Fannie Mae mitigates risk, delivers faster in the face of a changing business model

Case Studies

“SAFe provided the agility, visibility, and transparency needed to ensure we could integrate with numerous other efforts, get predictable in our delivery, and ensure timelines are met.” —David McMunn, Director of Fannie Mae’s Agile COE For those of you watching SAFe in the government space, there’s good reason to get excited about our latest case study from Fannie Mae. While we know of several SAFe deployments in government and the military, this is the first.

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Extending Lean-Agile Leadership Skills with Empathetic Leadership

Extending Lean-Agile Leadership Skills with Empathetic Leadership

Events Field Notes from Thought Leaders Lessons from the Trenches

At the 2017 SAFe Summit, Dr. Chuck Pezeshki, Ryan Martens, and myself presented Extending Lean-Agile Leadership Skills with Empathetic Leadership to a standing-room only audience of interested souls. This talk was the result of weeks of work compiling our collective knowledge into a 45-minute synchronized talk presenting our individual perspectives and understandings. The main takeaway from our talk was the following: As we continuously nurture our set of development value streams, and strive to deliver.

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SAFe Summit 2017 presentations are now available

SAFe Summit 2017 presentations are now available

SAFe Updates

As I mentioned in my Summit keynote blog post, nearly 1200 people from 27 countries attended the 2nd annual SAFe Summit last month. This is the largest gathering of the SAFe community of practice to date, and the wide variety of high-quality presentations being made in San Antonio were a big draw for many people. If you weren’t able to attend this year, or if you want to revisit and share some of the information,.

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Come join us at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco

Come join us at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco

Events

Hello SAFe community! Are you going to Gene Kim’s DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES17), Nov. 13th – 15th? The event is sold out now but if you were lucky enough to snag a ticket it promises to deliver some great insights into the evolving technical and architectural practices and methods that define DevOps. I’ve been invited to present as one of the opening speakers on the first day of the summit. I’ll be discussing ‘Transformational Leadership.

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Australia Post delivers on the promise of a digital future with SAFe

Australia Post delivers on the promise of a digital future with SAFe

Case Studies

“SAFe has really helped bring the organization along its transformation journey. Its real value has been in the way it links strategy with decentralized execution, using metrics to enable a high level of transparency and fact-based decision making to focus on achieving business outcomes.” —Natalie Field, Head of MyPost Consumer The digital era has affected every industry, but perhaps none more so than postal service organizations. In the face of significant disruption and competition, Australia.

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Updated Lean Portfolio Management and Value Stream Coordination

Updated Lean Portfolio Management and Value Stream Coordination

Portfolio SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, If you’ve been around us for awhile, you know we know that SAFe is a work in progress,  a living breathing thing—improving, progressing. While for practical reasons, we obviously can’t change the SAFe Big Picture every time we have a new idea (sometimes I miss those days!), we can and do innovate behind the BP as rapidly as our knowledge evolves. Currently, we have many active areas of new and ongoing IP development—SAFe.

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SAFe Enterprise Backlog Structure and Management

SAFe Enterprise Backlog Structure and Management

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, Good news is that SAFe is an effective, freely-revealed, and (deep) knowledge repository for Lean-Agile development at enterprise scale. Bad news is that, given the just-in-time and just-for-me random access nature of the knowledge base, it has a hard time ‘telling its own story.’ In other words, even with the Big Picture, it isn’t always obvious how the various pieces and parts work together to create the full system that makes SAFe actually work..

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New SPC Toolkit for Scalable DevOps and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

New SPC Toolkit for Scalable DevOps and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

SAFe Resources

The DevOps movement is here, and SAFe enterprises look to this mindset, culture and sets of principles and technical practices as a way to move from traditional delivery approaches to empowering Agile Release Trains to continuously deliver value to their end users. With the movement maturing, the availability of Gene Kim’s The DevOps Handbook, and the realization of DevOps and Continuous Delivery in SAFe 4.5, a wealth of knowledge is now available to enable enterprises.

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Field Notes from SAFe Thought Leaders

Field Notes from SAFe Thought Leaders

Field Notes from Thought Leaders

We continue to be impressed with the thought leadership continuously being generated by many of our SPCTs and SAFe Contributors. They are the people working ‘in the trenches’ on major implementations of SAFe, and the insights gained from those engagements are invaluable. So today we’re launching a new series of blogs to help share that knowledge with the community. They themselves can best express what they’ve been learning, with little editorial guidance from me, so.

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