Yearly Archives for 2021

New video from Dean answers the question, “Why SAFe?”

New video from Dean answers the question, “Why SAFe?”

Podcasts & Videos

Hi Folks, I am frequently asked the question, “Why is SAFe so popular?” My answer is usually simple. “Because of the business outcomes!” And I’m not being glib when I say that. Whether you’re building sports cars, spaceships, or healthcare systems, you have to be confident that your business will be better off with SAFe than without it, and that kind of confidence isn’t possible unless you are getting tangible results. I could point to.

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Say hello to our newest SAFe Fellows

News

Hi Folks, At the recent Global SAFe Summit, we were delighted to announce the induction of six new Fellows into the SAFe® Fellow Program: Rebecca Davis, Adam Mattis, Isaac Montgomery, Anand Murthy Raj, Jeff Shupack, and Yuval Yeret. The SAFe® Fellow Program represents an elite class of experts who are able to help the world’s largest organizations accelerate digital transformation and achieve business agility. This achievement is Scaled Agile’s most prestigious distinction, recognizing individuals who.

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Value Stream Management in SAFe

Advanced Topics News

It’s no secret that we are enamored with value streams here at Scaled Agile. SAFe enterprises identify them, categorize them, organize around them, coordinate them, automate them, map them, measure them, and relentlessly improve them. In fact, value streams are so ingrained in SAFe that you can’t ‘be SAFe’ without them. With the ever-growing adoption of SAFe and Lean-Agile ways of working, value stream thinking is spreading quickly across the industry. Enterprises, analysts, authors, consultants,.

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Only at the Summit – Customer Stories from Porsche, CVS Health, Deutsche Telekom, TV Globo, and more

Customer Stories

Hi Folks, In just a couple of weeks, we’ll be gathering online for the two-day 2021 Global SAFe Summit. I personally look forward to the customer stories. I find it deeply inspiring—and enlightening—to see how people are working together and leveraging SAFe to achieve their mission, even in the most complex environments. This year we’re delighted to welcome these enterprises to the Summit stage: Featured Customer Stories Porsche For the first time at the Summit,.

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Team Topologies at Scale: A Worked Example

Advanced Topics News SAFe Framework Updates

Recently, we integrated some of the organizational ideas from Team Topologies by Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais, into SAFe. We have incorporated this guidance into several articles, courses, and toolkits and discussed it at length in webinars and conferences. Feedback from SAFe Enterprises, who have implemented team topologies, aligns with the impression that we had when we first encountered this work – the application of the four topologies and their associated responsibilities dramatically simplifies the.

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Figure 1. Responsibilities in the dual operating model.

Balancing the Dual Operating System

Advanced Topics News SAFe Framework Updates

SAFe 5 introduced the ‘dual operating system’ as an operating model to help enterprises compete and thrive in the digital age. This model has passed the test of time. It has now become a meaningful way to separate the concerns of developing and launching innovative new solutions (the responsibility of the Network) and efficiently running and growing a business that leverages those solutions (the responsibility of the Hierarchy). But at that time, that is where.

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Align, Inform, Inspire: Measuring Business Agility and SAFe with Flow Metrics

News SAFe Framework Updates

A couple of months ago, we released a significant update to our guidance on SAFe Metrics. Central to this are the three measurement domains of Outcomes, Flow, and Competency, which together provide a simple, comprehensive, and scalable approach to measuring what matters for Business Agility, as the figure illustrates. Business Agility provides the enterprise with the ability to quickly respond to market changes and emergent opportunities. The speed of this response is determined by how.

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It’s All About Value Streams: An Important Update to the Business Agility Article

News SAFe Framework Updates

Business Agility is exhibited whenever an enterprise can quickly respond to an emergent business opportunity. In our latest update to the Business Agility article, we explicitly outlined the anatomy of this response. “Responding” is not a simple act; it consists of multiple steps that have to be executed in a fast and effective manner. Sound familiar? We are of course talking about a major value stream—in this case, the higher-level Business Agility Value Stream—a set.

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Join us online at the 2021 Global SAFe Summit Sept. 27 – Oct. 1

News

Hi Folks, In a few months, over 3,000 attendees will be gathering online for the 2021 Global SAFe Summit. With a theme of “The Path Forward: People, Purpose, Principles,” the event will run for two days (Sept. 27 – Oct. 1) across three time zones. I hope you’ll join us for what has become an important, annual milestone in our collective knowledge sharing journey. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s online experience: Nearly.

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New and Improved Business Agility Assessment

News SAFe Framework Updates

It’s no secret to those in a Lean-Agile Transformation that achieving Business Agility requires a significant degree of expertise across SAFe’s seven core competencies. And while each competency can deliver value independently, they are also interdependent in that true business agility can be present only when the enterprise achieves a meaningful state of mastery of all. Measuring competency is achieved using the SAFe suite of Assessments. The Business Agility Assessment is the highest-level view and.

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