All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
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.
“SAFe helped us with a magic formula to bring alignment across all teams at an enterprise level, which we struggled to achieve previously. Scalability, visibility, predictability, and most importantly alignment, have improved drastically in the past year. SAFe has become integral to how we develop, deploy, and deliver our technology to customers. In short, SAFe helped us to re-define and invigorate our product development initiatives.” —Ramesh Nori, SPC, Director of Agile PMO and Agile Coach.
Hi Folks, To use an idiom (even when they are not recommended!), implementing a SAFe Lean portfolio can be “the long pole in the tent” in building the SAFe Lean Enterprise. It’s one of the hardest and most impactful things you can do to ‘right size’ the tent for an enterprise portfolio. What’s more, while there is a lot of guidance in SAFe and in the Roadmap, each implementation has to be ‘purpose built’ for.
Hello Folks, We’ve been busy at Scaled Agile, preparing for two SAFe Summits coming up this year and ongoing course development. But we wanted to take a moment to call out some impressive new thought leadership developed by members of the SAFe community. SAFe Fellow and SPCT Mark Richards posted a new blog, ‘Effective Feature Templates for SAFe.’ He notes that features are the key vehicle for value flow in SAFe, yet they are also.
Hi Folks, The Lean Startup Cycle plays a key role in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in helping to achieve business agility and reduce waste. Its highly iterative cycle provides the opportunity to quickly evaluate large initiatives and measure viability, but it requires a different form of accounting than what’s been used in the past. Senior Consultant and SPCT Joe Vallone has just published a new guidance article, Applied Innovation Accounting in SAFe, that describes.
“SAFe was the right fit because of the dynamics and goals at EdgeVerve. It helps bring the alignment and cultural change needed to deliver faster results in an organization with many dependencies across products.” —Dr. Ronen Barnahor, Head of Agile Business Transformation, EdgeVerve Systems In a maneuver designed to move up the value chain, Infosys created EdgeVerve Systems in 2014 to deliver products, platforms, and solutions that would help drive growth. The strategy paid off.
With over 11,000 downloads to date, SAFe® Foundations has been one of our most popular PowerPoint presentations. It’s easy to see why as it’s often used to introduce people to the Framework. So we decided to give it a makeover, including a new title. Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) for Lean Enterprises is framed on one of the biggest concerns in today’s business environment – digital disruption. It’s more clear than ever that every.
“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.
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.
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.