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Why we do what we do: another reminder

Why we do what we do: another reminder

SAFe Updates

Folks, Occasionally, and sometimes out-of-the blue, comes a reminder as to why we do what we do. I came across this video while reviewing a new e-learning asset. It’s worth sharing with everyone. Check out the ‘people on Agile Release Train’ simulation. Thanks to the folks at Ørsted for putting together such a compelling and concise video! Stay SAFe! —Dean

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KPIs and OKRs in SAFe – A new and more complete story

KPIs and OKRs in SAFe – A new and more complete story

SAFe Updates

Hello Folks, While it was a bit behind the scenes in SAFe 5.0, (you had to click to see it!) we added the Objective and Key Result (OKR) technique to Strategic Themes as a way to add some more specificity to the connection between enterprise strategy and portfolio vision. I’m a fan of OKRs because “the more alignment you have the more autonomy you can grant” (Stephen Bungay). But up to now, our treatment of.

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On the Coronavirus and Travel Restrictions: Strategies for PI Planning with Distributed Teams and Individuals

On the Coronavirus and Travel Restrictions: Strategies for PI Planning with Distributed Teams and Individuals

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, As we are all aware, the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting many people around the world. In order to contain the spread of the virus, many governments and some enterprises have started putting policies in place to restrict travel in order to limit exposure. These restrictions can be challenging for Agile teams and ARTs who, as stated in the Agile principles, greatly value face-to-face communication. In SAFe we embrace and.

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Just tuning into business agility? Dean and Mik define the new paradigm in two video keynotes.

Just tuning into business agility? Dean and Mik define the new paradigm in two video keynotes.

SAFe Updates

Those of you who have been with us for awhile know that the launch of SAFe 5.0 represented a significant evolution in thinking when it expanded its focus to enabling full business agility. The imperative was clear. It was time to go beyond IT to align the entire enterprise on strategy and execution; to empower companies to undertake company-wide initiatives that are critical for the company’s future. Of course, we need our business partners to .

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SAFe® White Paper Eliminating the Blind Spot: A Proven Approach to Enterprise Technology Strategy Formulation

SAFe® White Paper Eliminating the Blind Spot: A Proven Approach to Enterprise Technology Strategy Formulation

SAFe Updates

In this, the age of digital, it’s abundantly clear that business survival is highly dependent on the IT organization’s ability to evolve technological infrastructure to keep pace with the rapidly changing demands on the business. After all, seemingly all new business capabilities are dependent on new initiatives that are realized by digital systems and services. Simply, there can be no true business agility without an adaptive enterprise architecture. This is why we are so excited to.

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Easterseals Northern California:  How SAFe—and Mindset—Drive the Mission

Easterseals Northern California: How SAFe—and Mindset—Drive the Mission

Case Studies

“We began seeing value within weeks or months of launching the first release train. Leaders and business owners could very quickly see we were working on the things that were important to them.” —Jeff Hallett, VP, Product Management Hi folks, When non-profit organizations practice SAFe, we love hearing their stories. They may not have all of the same challenges as their commercial counterparts, but there are many similarities and the mission is still as critical,.

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Phew! A quick report on SAFe 5.0 in the marketplace

Phew! A quick report on SAFe 5.0 in the marketplace

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, It probably goes without saying that the release of SAFe 5.0 was a pretty big deal. Expanding from technical agility to Business Agility was no small feat. It required the addition of new competencies for Organizational Agility and Continuous Learning Culture. All the competency articles were either written from scratch or largely rewritten and ‘mob reviewed’ by the entire Framework team. 30 – 40 other articles were written, rewritten, or extensively edited. 80.

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SAP Delivery Agility: Applying Essential SAFe to large-scale SAP implementations and operations

SAP Delivery Agility: Applying Essential SAFe to large-scale SAP implementations and operations

Advanced Topic SAFe Updates

Hello, For over two decades now, proponents of Agile have had to contend with the myth that “you can’t use Agile for X,” where X represents high-assurance systems, systems subject to rigorous regulatory requirements, cyber-physical systems, systems with known and fixed requirements, systems for national defense and security, big data systems, and so on. I’ve been around long enough to have a sense of why these perceptions arise, so I always respond by simplifying Agile.

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An interview about SAFe, Agile and big data, and more

An interview about SAFe, Agile and big data, and more

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, I was recently interviewed by Cisco business architect Venkat Narayan about SAFe, Agile and big data. It quickly evolved into a broader perspective on things like TQM, Lean Six Sigma and more, and most importantly (from my perspective!) why SAFe works as well as it does. I think it’s an interesting interview with one or two helpful insights. Check it out here. —Dean

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Introducing a preview of SAFe 5.0

Introducing a preview of SAFe 5.0

Community News SAFe Updates

Hello Folks, On behalf of the entire Scaled Agile team and the SAFe Contributors, we are delighted to announce a preview of SAFe® 5.0 for Lean Enterprises. Why is this update important? Globalization, fast-moving markets, disruption, the unprecedented pace of technological innovation. Organizations know that they need to transform—now—to compete. But their existing business models, organizational hierarchy, and technology infrastructure simply can’t keep up with how quickly the company needs to adapt. Agile product delivery isn’t enough. You need business agility..

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