All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
Hi Folks, SAFe was designed with the world’s largest enterprises in mind, so the idea of applying SAFe in a startup environment might not be an obvious choice. Happily, that assumption has proven to be wrong. The Framework is actually well suited for small businesses. The principles are the same; the practices just need more selective adoption. In addition to using SAFe to run our own company, Scaled Agile, Inc., we’ve heard from multiple startups.
Hello all, In various forums, I’m occasionally asked, “how can we do SAFe effectively if we don’t have the right level of engagement from our Business Owners?” Of course, the answer is you can’t. While you can improve development performance and solutions to a point, if the business isn’t engaged in development in a manner unlike the past, we are unlikely to build the right solutions. We cannot achieve real Business Agility. That’s why we.
Hello All, In the most recent SAFe 5 update, we introduced operational value streams as first-class citizens of the SAFe Big Picture. Of course, they were always there, but as we evolve our approach to Business Agility, we also need to better identify our customers. This is especially important when the development value streams build systems that primarily support others within the company. In these cases, our customers are internal, and the systems we build.
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 While it might inspire nostalgia, the Manifesto isn’t some historical document that we regard as an object of curiosity.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.