All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
“SAFe seemed like a 1-to-1 match for us. Someone had already come up with a model to address our needs, which brought better requirements management, prioritization, governance, and a common language for the entire organization.” —Risto Reinikainen, Head of Lean Agile Center of Excellence, Telia Finland Our latest case study comes from Telia, the largest mobile operator in Finland and one of the country’s biggest providers of landline telephone and internet services. There’s a cool.
Hello Folks, We’ve just returned from our first Regional SAFe Summit in Frankfurt, Germany. I hope to provide an update on that fairly soon. It’s a busy time but we’re good at multitasking and I wanted to share a couple of new thought leadership items that We’ve found in the SAFe community. SAFe SPCT Yuval Yeret from Scaled Agile Gold SPCT Partner AgileSparks has written a blog post, ‘Scaling Agile Marketing with SAFe – Overview.‘.
Hi Folks, I recently returned from a whirlwind, five-day, three-city visit in India (thanks Michael and Pranjal!) with Gold Partners Infosys and Persistent Systems, Gold SPCT Partner Flow Sphere, and Platform PLUS Partner Agile Cockpit. This was a wonderful experience and it was exciting to learn more about how SAFe is being implemented by leading Indian IT companies. The Framework is clearly playing an important role— not just helping them get better at what they’ve always.
Hi Folks, In various classes and contexts over the last six months or so, we’ve been asked about how SAFe integrates with Technology Business Management (TBM). For those of you who aren’t yet aware, “TBM provides technology leaders with standards and validated best practices to communicate the cost, quality, and value of IT investments to their business partners. In turn, IT is able to drive innovation for their organization.” For more on TBM, check out.
Hi Folks, We’re happy to announce that the SAFe®4.5 Reference Guide: Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Enterprises is now shipping. You can get a 40% discount off the retail price if you order by May 25th! Please use code “SAFEREF2018”. After May 25th please use the promotional code “SCALEDAGILE,” discount to receive a 35% discount. Fully updated to include the new innovations in SAFe 4.5, the SAFe® 4.5 Reference Guide is ideal for anyone serious about learning and implementing the.
Hi Folks, Most of you know that the integration of Lean UX thinking was one of the major themes in SAFe 4.5. Lean UX is fundamentally different than traditional UX approaches. Specifically, there are two major differences; Lean UX is hypothesis-driven. Teams implement functionality in minimum viable increments, determining success by measuring results against a pre-stated benefit hypothesis. That hypothesis is tested early in the process through collaborative design and implementation. LeanUX is a team sport..
Hello Folks, We all know how the Agile development paradigm changes the relationship with our people, and all for the better—if we can only master it. We previously described some these HR themes for a new generation of knowledge workers in an article by SPC Fabiola Eyholzer, Agile HR with SAFe: Bringing Lean-Agile People Operations into the 21st Century. But up to now, no one has opined on how to integrate HR specialists before and during the.
Hello Folks, When we announced that SAFe 4.5 was going live about a year ago, we mentioned that we would be retiring SAFe 4.0. This is in support of our policy of supporting prior versions of the Framework for one year following the introduction of a new version. We are now beginning the retirement process for SAFe 4.0 with full retirement set for October 31, 2018. There are a few things that I want you to be.
Hello Folks, As a result of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect on May 25, 2018, we are updating our communication policies. Please opt-in to continue receiving important SAFe updates from Scaled Agile such as: Changes to the framework knowledge base as it evolves The SPC Update Scaled Agile Insider Updates on new course releases and classes in your area Changes to the SAFe Community Platform Customer feedback opportunities Webinar invitations SAFe Summit announcements Please be advised that.
Hello folks, The 12th Annual State of Agile Report has just been released by VersionOne. The report found that SAFe maintains its top position in ‘Scaling Methods and Approaches,’ with nearly one-third (29%) of respondents saying that SAFe is the method they “follow most closely.” But we’re even more pleased that the report validates our current and future path. The report noted that 75% of respondents said that accelerating software delivery was the reason they were adopting.