Communities of Practice Revisited

Communities of Practice Revisited

SAFe Updates

Hello SAFe community! I’m Steve Mayner. I recently joined Scaled Agile, Inc. after years as an SPC and SAFe® Gold Partner. Shortly after I came on board I was given the opportunity to help improve a few of the framework articles. We’re excited to share with you our updated insights on Communities of Practice. This new article provides deeper grounding in the CoP body of knowledge, and also offers specific step-by-step guidance for forming, growing,.

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SAFe Economic Articles refactored

SAFe Economic Articles refactored

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, We’ve been taking a pass through the nine SAFe Lean-Agile Principles articles with an eye towards continuous improvement, and also to better align these critical articles with the courseware that depends on them. After all, without firm principles, even a good framework doesn’t have a solid foundation to stand on. One of the first orders of business was the restructuring of Principle #1 – Take an economic view, and its partner article (and.

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How User Experience (UX) fits within a SAFe environment

How User Experience (UX) fits within a SAFe environment

Lessons from the Trenches Partners SAFe Updates

Matt Kortering, UX Specialist at Universal Mind, recently shared his experiences about SAFe in his blog post “How UX fits within a SAFe environment.” Matt is currently serving as a UX Architect for one of Universal Mind’s larger clients, along with several of his colleagues (over 8 UX team members). Originally, Matt and his team were skeptical about how UX would work within SAFe. The framework has guidance about UX, but lacked the detail his.

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SAFe 4.0 in 5 minutes video

SAFe 4.0 in 5 minutes video

Community News SAFe Resources

Hi All, Introducing SAFe to people that are unfamiliar with it can sometimes seem like a daunting task. People build really big systems with SAFe, so SAFe is not a trivial framework. As part of our efforts to make SAFe more accessible (for one such example, see the blog post on Essential SAFe), we’ve just released a short, informal five-minute video, which gives a brief overview of SAFe and how it works. You can find it here. SPCs have.

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SAFe 4.0 Product Manager/Product Owner Course is Now GA!

SAFe 4.0 Product Manager/Product Owner Course is Now GA!

Events SAFe Updates

Effective and continuous delivery of value through execution of Program Increments (PIs) is a hallmark of successful SAFe programs. Product Managers and Product Owners help drive that value by defining and sequencing the team and program backlogs. To succeed, they must have the knowledge and training needed to perform effectively in a SAFe environment. To this end, we are happy to announce the release of a new SAFe 4.0 PM/PO course with certification. This course will enable the PM/PO team to effectively navigate their role.

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The SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Course Has Arrived!

The SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Course Has Arrived!

Events SAFe Updates

Program Execution is one of the four core values of SAFe. Successful program execution is a result of a collaboration, including the key roles of the Product Owner, Release Train Engineer and Scrum Master. In a complex solution, multi-team environment, the role of the SAFe Scrum Master must be extended to include additional skills and practices beyond the traditional team-centric Scrum Master role. To this end, Scaled Agile has just released the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master course. As a next step in.

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April Highlights—Latest Articles & Videos for the SAFe of Mind

April 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 would still provide real value to the community. Here’s the latest roundup—a mix of SAFe events, new perspectives, understanding, and practical steps for successful implementation of the Framework. 2016 Scaled Agile Summit – Save the Date October 25–28 The SAFe event of the year is in the works, and the full registration site is coming soon..

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New Case Study: TomTom discusses the Good, the Bad, the Ugly, in a study that spans 5 years

New Case Study: TomTom discusses the Good, the Bad, the Ugly, in a study that spans 5 years

Case Studies

Best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products, TomTom is also the mapping provider for Apple Maps, and the maps and traffic data provider for Uber drivers in over 300 cities worldwide. An interesting thing about TomTom’s SAFe adoption is that it started in 2012, which gives us a view into a fast-growing company that has worked within the Framework over a five-year period. There were some early wins (see quote.

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SAFe Lean-Agile Principles Abridged (update)

SAFe Lean-Agile Principles Abridged (update)

Foundations SAFe Updates

In an earlier post, we described an abridged version of the SAFe Lean Agile Principles that we have been working on. They have now been reviewed and updated a bit, so I just posted them as a summary under the main Principles page. That way they won’t just be floating around in blog land, and instead, take their place as first class citizens of SAFe, where they really belong. By the way, that “Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework V4.0”.

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Agile Contracts and SAFe

Agile Contracts and SAFe

SAFe Updates

As you know, not everything that’s valuable in SAFe can make it to an icon on the Big Picture. One such example is the new Guidance article on Agile Contracts, which we developed as part of 4.0. In the hubbub around the 4.0 release, we didn’t take the time to bring any attention to this new content, so we are doing so now. Working with customers on a more collaborative basis is a key element of.

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