Books on SAFe®

 

Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise
by Dean Leffingwell

Agile Software Requirements thumbnailEffective requirements discovery and analysis is a critical best practice for serious application development. Until now, however, requirements and Agile methods have rarely coexisted peacefully. For many enterprises considering Agile approaches, the absence of effective and scalable Agile requirements processes has been a showstopper for Agile adoption. In Agile Software Requirements, Dean Leffingwell shows exactly how to create effective requirements in Agile environments.

This book will help you leverage the benefits of Agile without sacrificing the value of effective requirements discovery and analysis. You’ll find proven solutions you can apply right now–whether you’re a software developer or tester, executive, project/program manager, architect, or team leader.


Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises
by Dean Leffingwell

Scaling Software Agility thumbnailAgile development practices, while still controversial in some circles, offer undeniable benefits: faster time to market, better responsiveness to changing customer requirements, and higher quality. However, agile practices have been defined and recommended primarily to small teams. In Scaling Software Agility, Dean Leffingwell describes how agile methods can be applied to enterprise-class development.

This book is invaluable to software developers, testers and QA personnel, managers and team leads, as well as to executives of software organizations whose objective is to increase the quality and productivity of the software development process but who are faced with all the challenges of developing software on an enterprise scale.


Pacific Express: Launching an Agile Release Train
by Alex Yakyma

Alex Yakyma: Launching an Agile Release TrainImplementing SAFe is hard work. New values, new ways of working, and a willingness to engage and fully empower the people who do this important work are all required. And there is no hidden, or proprietary, secret sauce that unlocks the magic. If there is any magic to be found, it comes from the hearts and minds of those dedicated people for whom the status quo is not ok; those who face the burden of change, some positively, some negatively. SAFe is a documented system, but it is people who do the work.

To that end, Alex, has put together this work of semi-fiction, focused on one key element of SAFe, the Agile Release Train. Semi-fiction because the business and characters are fictional, but the challenges, vignettes, opinions and behaviors expressed were real. His goal is to help you understand SAFe, inside out, from the standpoint of the people doing the work. He has chosen this novella as an experiment to see if we can better communicate why and how it works.


Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Distilled: A Practical Guide to Scaling Agile in the Enterprise
by Richard Knaster and Dean Leffingwell

Distilled coming soonToday, companies know they must adapt quickly or die. They are increasingly seeking to adapt by using agile principles and practices but many are still changing too slowly, and can’t sustain change. Fortunately, a growing number of enterprises have found a far more effective solution: the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). SAFe changes the game by integrating Agile, Lean and product development flow thinking with a new operating model that successfully coordinate works at all levels: team, program, and portfolio. SAFe helps managers learn to become lean-thinking leaders, working with teams to continuously improve their systems, and create environments where everyone flourishes.

In Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Distilled, two SAFe pioneers show software practitioners how to use achieve higher productivity, improve the quality of their software processes, and bridge the divide between executives, managers and practitioners aligning everyone towards common goals and objectives. If you want to scale and sustain agile in the enterprise, SAFe can get you there. Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Distilled will help you launch it, quickly earn value from it, and grow its value with every new project.

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Last Update: 2 December 2015