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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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What’s in store at the 2019 Global SAFe® Summit

What’s in store at the 2019 Global SAFe® Summit

Community News Events SAFe Updates

In just a few weeks, 2,000 members of the SAFe® community will gather for the 2019 Global SAFe Summit in San Diego from September 29 – October 4 at the Marriott Marquis. I continue to be humbled at how people like you have helped us grow this event from humble beginnings into one of the industry’s must-attend experiences. This year’s Global SAFe Summit is nearly sold out, our event agenda is packed, and we’ve got.

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Microsoft and Scaled Agile team up to give back to veterans

Microsoft and Scaled Agile team up to give back to veterans

SAFe Updates

When I learned about Microsoft’s new program, Agile for Good, I was honored that a few passionate SPCs and others at the company interested in helping our veterans wanted to provide SAFe® Scrum Master training to military veterans and their spouses, free of charge. We jumped at the chance to give back to this community by donating the course licenses. Microsoft decided to offer the course during its 2019 hackathon in July for a few.

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Let’s talk about business agility—and a lot more—at Agile 2019

Let’s talk about business agility—and a lot more—at Agile 2019

Community News Events

In just over two weeks, many of us at Scaled Agile are headed to Washington, D.C. to engage with the community at Agile 2019. This year’s theme revolves around applying Agile knowledge to boost business value and efficiency. I’d like to personally invite you to visit us at the Scaled Agile booth and attend our presentations on a variety of topics that explore some of the most pressing issues facing today’s enterprise. Here’s a link.

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New partner type—Global Transformation Partner—supports globally distributed and highly complex transformation journeys

New partner type—Global Transformation Partner—supports globally distributed and highly complex transformation journeys

Community News Partners

While the SAFe knowledge base is freely available, it doesn’t implement itself. We provide abundant tactical guidance—such as the SAFe Implementation Roadmap—but there are aspects to large-scale transformations that unquestionably need the steady hands of seasoned experts. There you have the basis for the Scaled Agile Partner Program. When we launched the program in 2013 with a handful of Partners, businesses were mostly applying SAFe in isolated units. As they saw results they began extending.

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Dutch Tax and Customs Administration speeds delivery by 3X while transforming long-established culture

Dutch Tax and Customs Administration speeds delivery by 3X while transforming long-established culture

Case Studies

“We are delivering faster and more predictably than in the past, which has changed many minds and driven a shift in long-ingrained ways of working.” —Mark Braam, IT Manager/RTE, Interaction Services at DTCA Behind every SAFe transformation, there’s a corresponding cultural shift. And there’s perhaps no environment where that’s tougher to change than in government. That’s what makes our latest case study so impactful. The Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (DTCA) has typically been very.

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Farewell, Martin Burns.

Farewell, Martin Burns.

Community News

Recently, the SAFe community, and indeed the entire Agile movement, lost a dear friend and champion. Coach, collaborator, big thinker, and host extraordinaire—I knew Martin Burns to be a truly independent, non-partisan, and deeply thoughtful industry leader. Martin believed in SAFe, passionately, and was a follower of the Framework from its earliest days. In 2013, he attended an SPC class I taught in London where he brought an expansive view of agility, and inherently understood.

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Changing the world, one PI at a time—highlights from the 2019 European SAFe® Summit

Changing the world, one PI at a time—highlights from the 2019 European SAFe® Summit

Events SAFe Updates

Humbled. Inspired. Energized. Every time I come back from a SAFe Summit, I feel all of these things. And I can tell you why in just one sentence: SAFe companies are changing the world, one PI at a time. Just the week before last at the 2019 European SAFe Summit, we all learned how teams on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project are using SAFe to build the world’s largest radio telescope to explore the.

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Updated Principle #1 – Take an economic view

Updated Principle #1 – Take an economic view

SAFe Updates

Our thinking on the Economic Framework evolved quite a bit with the release of SAFe 4.6. Specifically, we added lean budget guardrails and some more clarity around how both WSJF and Suppliers are material to economic decision-making. In 4.6, we reflected that in a complete rewrite of the article attached to the icon.  However, although it applies at all levels, that icon is physically located only on the large solution level, which not everyone uses. We.

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Chevron sees success with SAFe built on Azure DevOps

Chevron sees success with SAFe built on Azure DevOps

Case Studies

Hi folks, As enterprises and government agencies embark on Lean-Agile transformation journeys to get value to end users faster, they tell us that they’re learning a lot along the way. Case in point: cultivating a continuous delivery mindset across the organization is critical to get everyone in the value stream collaborating cross-functionally to solve real problems. It’s a growing trend we’re seeing as more organizations around the world adopt SAFe®. This is a great story.

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