New Case Study: SAFe helps Swisscom bring industry-leading IPTV to market in record time

New Case Study: SAFe helps Swisscom bring industry-leading IPTV to market in record time

Case Studies SAFe Updates

“It usually takes about 36 months to bring a new TV platform to market but we had a minimally viable product in 8-10 months and brought the full product to market in 18 months. SAFe helped our relatively small team build and run a world-class product and guided us when in doubt, showing us the way toward Agile product development flow.” —Simon Berg, Agile Program Manager, Swisscom Entertainment Projects Congratulations to Swisscom for developing an.

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SAFe Lean-Agile Principles #2 and #9 updated

SAFe Lean-Agile Principles #2 and #9 updated

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, As you can probably imagine, we are quite relieved to have finally published the SAFe 4.0 Reference Guide. But after our five-minute celebration we went right back to work on some other projects, one of which is another SAFe book that Richard and I are collaborating on. The work has revealed some room for improvement on the SAFe Lean-Agile Principles articles, so I’m now in the process of getting those updated. They aren’t long,.

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New Case Study: Amdocs cuts idea-to-production time by almost half after moving to SAFe

New Case Study: Amdocs cuts idea-to-production time by almost half after moving to SAFe

Case Studies Customer Stories SAFe Updates

We reduced the time to take an idea to production, and our time-to-value has gone down using the SAFe® process. If reaching production would normally take 1½ years, now it could be eight months with the new processes and approach. —Hrishikesh Karekar, Lead Agile Coach Our latest case study comes to us from the Israel office of global IT powerhouse, Amdocs, where a team applied some creative tactics to take Agile successfully from theory to.

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New book! SAFe® 4.0 Reference Guide captures Framework body of knowledge in print and eBook

New book! SAFe® 4.0 Reference Guide captures Framework body of knowledge in print and eBook

SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

Well, we finally got here. After years of people asking for a book on SAFe, I’m happy to say that the SAFe® 4.0 Reference Guide, Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Software and Systems Engineering is now shipping. This guide provides the content from scaledagileframework.com, but in book form for easy reference. It’s available in paperback and eBook formats (including Kindle) at major book retailers. Like the SAFe website, it provides comprehensive guidance for work at the.

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Agile2016 presentation downloads, videos, and podcasts

Agile2016 presentation downloads, videos, and podcasts

Community News Events

It’s just been a couple of weeks since we came back from attending the Agile2016 conference in Atlanta, and we were pleased and humbled to see so many enterprises applying SAFe. We were surrounded by Scaled Agile Partner booths in every direction, and our own booth was buzzing throughout the entire event. We’ve had a lot of requests for the presentations our sessions, as well as the video and podcast links, so we have created.

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Agile HR with SAFe 4.0: A New Whitepaper and Guidance Article

Agile HR with SAFe 4.0: A New Whitepaper and Guidance Article

Foundations SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, Many talk about how HR/People Operations is different with Agile, but few have opined on specifically HOW it’s different, and what specific practices need to evolve to replace traditional performance reviews and the like. Well, we are rarely hesitant to opine on any matter material to Lean-Agile Development at enterprise scale (for example Lean-Agile Budgeting has been really interesting), so you can now add Agile HR to the list! Over the last six or so, I’ve been.

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SAFe gets its own event! First SAFe Summit to be held Oct. 25–28 in Denver

SAFe gets its own event! First SAFe Summit to be held Oct. 25–28 in Denver

Community News Events SAFe Updates

SAFe has come a long way, not just in the development and refinement of the concepts and ideas, but in the sheer size and diversity of the community it serves. I remember the first time we had anything resembling an ‘official’ SAFe meeting. It was with a smattering of folks in a small hotel suite at Agile2012 in Dallas. We were grateful that these brave early adopters saw so much potential in the Framework, and though.

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Introducing a Simple Portfolio Planning Method

Introducing a Simple Portfolio Planning Method

SAFe Updates

The SAFe Portfolio Level has been evolving rapidly.  Today, it incorporates a Lean-Agile budgeting model, a Kanban system for business and enabler epics, guidance for coordinating multiple Value Streams, connection to the enterprise business strategy, and more. But outside of the portfolio Kanban system, it hasn’t provided much actual guidance on planning for the implementation of epics. We’d like to close that gap bit with an incremental step that advances the toolset for the SAFe Portfolio. Please check out the new guidance article here. The.

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Building High Assurance Systems with SAFe 4.0.

Building High Assurance Systems with SAFe 4.0.

SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, Some of you already know that one of my technical pursuits over the last few years has been to better understand and describe the way in which enterprises can apply Agile methods to building big and important systems, specifically “high assurance” systems that have an unacceptably high social or economic cost of failure. We see these systems in our everyday lives—automotive and aeronautic systems, defense systems, medical devices, systems that control our financial.

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One of Australia’s big four banks takes on ‘Mission Impossible’ with a SAFe Quickstart

One of Australia’s big four banks takes on ‘Mission Impossible’ with a SAFe Quickstart

Case Studies SAFe Updates

“Everyone hearing the same message from the same trainers at the same time was a huge enabler for alignment and a ‘one-team’ culture.” —Em Campbell-Pretty, Context Matters This latest case study comes to us  from one of Australia’s big four banks, adding to  a growing trend of financial and banking organizations turning to SAFe. When Westpac needed to add features to its online banking platform in a tight window, a SAFe Quickstart was the answer..

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