All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
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.
“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.