All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
VIDEO: From Agile Manifesto to SAFe – Dean’s four-decade adventure with pre-waterfall, waterfall, RUP, Lean, and Agile
Hi Folks, The 20th Anniversary of the Agile Manifesto stirred up a lot of reminiscing in our community last month. While it might inspire nostalgia, the Manifesto isn’t some historical document that we regard as an object of curiosity. Quite the contrary. At Scaled Agile, much of our Lean-Agile DNA can be attributed to the Manifesto, and its values and principles—relevant as ever—continue to directly impact SAFe’s evolving approach to development. I joined the celebration.
What do these things have in common? A lot more than you might think! During our SPC(T) class last week, SAFe Fellow and continuous-learning, deep-OCM-thinker Joe Vallone pointed our class to John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber’s latest fable, That’s Not How We Do It Here! The title alone piqued my interest and as a fan of their prior fable Our Iceberg is Melting (I will always remember Penguin ‘NoNo’ in that book; and BTW if.
Hello Folks, The team thought it would be helpful to bring attention to a couple of the newest elements in SAFe. I got the first slot, to talk about the substantial changes to operational (this post) and development (next post) value streams in SAFe 5. Operational value streams (OVS) have been in SAFe for years, but they never been elevated to be an icon on the BP. Now they are. We tucked them up there.
The digital world is changing at an ever-increasing pace and Scaled Agile is committed to the evolution of SAFe to help organizations achieve business agility. Relentless improvement is central to this mission: it helps us improve the Framework based on experiences from our customers and partners. To this end, on behalf of the entire Scaled Agile team, we are delighted to announce an update to SAFe 5, including an enhanced 5.1 Big Picture. Key Highlights.
Hi Folks, At the recent Global SAFe Summit, I had a chance to moderate a panel with three of my heroes: Mik Kersten, Gene Kim, and Don Reinertsen. These best-selling authors are exceptionally astute thinkers who have influenced how we approach IT operations, digital disruption, innovation, and product development. I’ve read nearly everything they’ve written and much of SAFe is built upon the principles and practices that these folks have brought to the industry. The.
Hi Folks, For about a decade, I’ve been applying Geoffrey Moore’s breakthrough books Inside the Tornado and Crossing the Chasm as reference manuals for the business model design and strategy of Scaled Agile. These books had an enormous impact on my multi-startup career; each with unparalleled insights on technology product strategy. What sticks with me most to this day, is that the things that made you successful at one point in time—wherever you are in.
In 2015, the SAFe® Fellow program was developed to recognize a select number of individuals who have the depth and breadth of experience to work at the highest levels of complexity in enterprise strategy, and who have established themselves as thought leaders in SAFe and the Lean-Agile space. Today, we’re delighted to welcome our new Fellows to the fold. Each has been selected based on a combination of their ongoing contribution to the evolution of.
There are eight customer stories being presented at the upcoming 2020 Global SAFe Summit October 27 – 28, and I was delighted to be a part of that effort. In addition to the traditional PowerPoint presentations, a new interview format gave me the opportunity to sit down with some of our most innovative customers and dive into their transformation backstories. We know it’s not easy to change how people work, to change mindset, and to.
Hello everyone, I’d like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to join us for the upcoming 2020 Global SAFe Summit, October 27-28, 2020. This year’s Summit may be virtual, but I can assure you that that the advanced technical content is real. We have about sixty (yes 60) industry-leading speakers, including many SAFe Fellows addressing topics including: DevSecOps and technical agility Agile product delivery and customer-centricity Enterprise solution delivery Lean portfolio management Organizational.
Hi folks: We recently released our new book SAFe Distilled 5.0: Achieving Business Agility with the Scaled Agile Framework. This is our most concise version yet, while still comprehensive! A great read for everyone involved with a SAFe transformation. Executives will appreciate the clear and proven direction for achieving Business Agility. SPCs will maximize their understanding of the framework to drive more impactful change. And team members will gain a practical understanding of how to.