All posts by : Dean Leffingwell

SAFe initiative gains altitude at Air France – KLM

SAFe initiative gains altitude at Air France – KLM

Case Studies

“We wanted to experiment and demonstrate Agile principles and practices across domains. By empowering each business domain, acknowledging specific contexts in domains, fostering sharing, and ‘try and learn,’ SAFe has helped us get on the right track to success.” —Claire Charbit, Program Management NWOW #agile Adoption, Air France – KLM Hi Folks, I’m happy to share with you our first case study from the air transportation industry: Air France – KLM, one of Europe’s largest.

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Two SAFe Summits in 2018: Washington, DC and Frankfurt, Germany

Two SAFe Summits in 2018: Washington, DC and Frankfurt, Germany

Events

Hi Folks, SAFe just hit another milestone—this year, there will be not one, but two SAFe Summits. The Global SAFe Summit in Washington, DC, and the Regional SAFe Summit, Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Each Summit has its own unique makeup: Global SAFe Summit: Washington, DC, October 1 – 5 Serves a global audience of every skill and knowledge level 1500+ attendees 45+ technical sessions across six tracks Ten pre- and post-conference SAFe training and workshops.

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From Zero to 200,000 trained: the road to building the SAFe community

From Zero to 200,000 trained: the road to building the SAFe community

Community News

We recently crossed an important milestone. Over 200,000 people have now received training through our SAFe training and certification program. That’s a lot of folks who can speak, implement, and ‘be’ SAFe. A Lean-Agile community of this size—trained on globally standardized courses—has never existed until now. So, how did we get here, and what did we learn along the way? It started with a couple of books A decade or so back, the movement to.

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Improving the Entire Flow of Value with DevOps and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Improving the Entire Flow of Value with DevOps and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, The Scaled Agile Framework has many moving parts but the overarching intent is to deliver value quickly, cost-effectively, and on target. Sometimes it’s hard to connect the dots, but I wanted to call out a couple of SAFe Summit presentations from SAFe Fellows and Principal Consultants Inbar Oren and Richard Knaster that help tie together two key Framework elements, the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps. The Continuous Delivery Pipeline directly supports faster value.

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Scaled Agile Expands Thought Leadership to Advance SAFe®

Scaled Agile Expands Thought Leadership to Advance SAFe®

Community News

Hello Folks, It’s my great pleasure to announce that we have made a major expansion of our thought leadership capabilities to keep advancing the Scaled Agile Framework and associated courseware. Our growing pool of contributors – now numbering 23 SAFe experts – includes the best and brightest in the Lean-Agile space. They bring specialized knowledge and in-depth field experience that can help enterprises effectively leverage SAFe within their contexts. Each contributes either to the development.

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New Case Study:  New Zealand company rebuilds confidence in 6 months with Essential SAFe

New Case Study: New Zealand company rebuilds confidence in 6 months with Essential SAFe

Case Studies

“The fact that we delivered for the biggest industry event of the year was hugely motivating and moved us from a negative to a positive spiral. The business was a bit surprised and shocked that we did what we said we would do on something that was quite big and complicated. There’s no way we could have done it without SAFe.” —Paul Littlefair, CIO, Livestock Improvement Corp. How do you deliver with confidence when you.

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New LiveLessons video training available for Leading SAFe 4.5

New LiveLessons video training available for Leading SAFe 4.5

Community News SAFe Resources

We’re always looking for ways to use online venues to complement our world-class, instructor-led training. The most recent is my LiveLessons video tutorial on the 4.5 version of Scaled Agile’s most popular course, Leading SAFe. The tutorial is being provided through Pearson’s InformIT and InformIT resellers. In this nine-hour course, I provide an in-depth exploration of version 4.5 of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. The 4.5.

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New Case Study: Fannie Mae mitigates risk, delivers faster in the face of a changing business model

New Case Study: Fannie Mae mitigates risk, delivers faster in the face of a changing business model

Case Studies

“SAFe provided the agility, visibility, and transparency needed to ensure we could integrate with numerous other efforts, get predictable in our delivery, and ensure timelines are met.” —David McMunn, Director of Fannie Mae’s Agile COE For those of you watching SAFe in the government space, there’s good reason to get excited about our latest case study from Fannie Mae. While we know of several SAFe deployments in government and the military, this is the first.

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SAFe Summit 2017 presentations are now available

SAFe Summit 2017 presentations are now available

SAFe Updates

As I mentioned in my Summit keynote blog post, nearly 1200 people from 27 countries attended the 2nd annual SAFe Summit last month. This is the largest gathering of the SAFe community of practice to date, and the wide variety of high-quality presentations being made in San Antonio were a big draw for many people. If you weren’t able to attend this year, or if you want to revisit and share some of the information,.

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Australia Post delivers on the promise of a digital future with SAFe

Australia Post delivers on the promise of a digital future with SAFe

Case Studies

“SAFe has really helped bring the organization along its transformation journey. Its real value has been in the way it links strategy with decentralized execution, using metrics to enable a high level of transparency and fact-based decision making to focus on achieving business outcomes.” —Natalie Field, Head of MyPost Consumer The digital era has affected every industry, but perhaps none more so than postal service organizations. In the face of significant disruption and competition, Australia.

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