All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
SAFe has come a long way, not just in the development and refinement of the concepts and ideas, but in the sheer size and diversity of the community it serves. I remember the first time we had anything resembling an ‘official’ SAFe meeting. It was with a smattering of folks in a small hotel suite at Agile2012 in Dallas. We were grateful that these brave early adopters saw so much potential in the Framework, and though.
The SAFe Portfolio Level has been evolving rapidly. Today, it incorporates a Lean-Agile budgeting model, a Kanban system for business and enabler epics, guidance for coordinating multiple Value Streams, connection to the enterprise business strategy, and more. But outside of the portfolio Kanban system, it hasn’t provided much actual guidance on planning for the implementation of epics. We’d like to close that gap bit with an incremental step that advances the toolset for the SAFe Portfolio. Please check out the new guidance article here. The.
Hi Folks, Some of you already know that one of my technical pursuits over the last few years has been to better understand and describe the way in which enterprises can apply Agile methods to building big and important systems, specifically “high assurance” systems that have an unacceptably high social or economic cost of failure. We see these systems in our everyday lives—automotive and aeronautic systems, defense systems, medical devices, systems that control our financial.
“Everyone hearing the same message from the same trainers at the same time was a huge enabler for alignment and a ‘one-team’ culture.” —Em Campbell-Pretty, Context Matters This latest case study comes to us from one of Australia’s big four banks, adding to a growing trend of financial and banking organizations turning to SAFe. When Westpac needed to add features to its online banking platform in a tight window, a SAFe Quickstart was the answer..
This latest case study from Cisco reveals some impressive results—40% defect reduction—from their first round with SAFe, plus a number of other benefits that have convinced their IT folks to integrate SAFe as a key part of their strategy to deliver customer value. Not bad for the largest networking company in the world. Working on the Cisco® Subscription Billing Platform (SPB), they launched three Agile Release Trains (ARTs) in 2015, and worked together to build.
I’m looking forward to meeting with many of you at Agile2016, which is just a couple of weeks away. Together with my co-presenter, Harry Koehnemann from 321 Gang, we created a short video to help you guys get a sense of what are we going to talk about as part of our presentation: “Lean-Agile Development for Large Enterprises: Adding Hardware to the Mix.” Here is the video: Also, I’m sure you will be interested to.
Steve Jobs notes that simplicity is harder than complexity. We get that. With a framework as robust as SAFe, distilling the essence of the underlying concepts into the shortest possible format can prove to be daunting, but with this latest release of the SAFe Foundations 4.0 video, I think we’ve met the challenge. The video has had an extreme makeover and should be a great tool for anyone tasked with communicating the concepts behind SAFe. Compared.
“With a proven framework, we can deliver solutions much faster and with less effort. SAFe® defines the roles, teams, activities and artifacts to apply Lean and Agile principles at enterprise scale, and provides outstanding training and coaching materials to increase our chance of success.” —Peter Vollmer, Distinguished Technologist at HPE At the newly formed HPE, small steps were the key to Agile success. In the newly published HPE case study, you’ll find inspiration in.
With so many enterprises adopting SAFe over the years, we’ve learned what works, what doesn’t, and what the success stories have in common. One thing we know for certain—implementations that deliver results may vary somewhat in context and execution, but all share a common attribute; a workforce well trained and educated in SAFe practices, and a desire for continuous learning and improvement. Experience tells us that face-to-face training is ideal, but realities in the field.
Earlier this year, we published our first draft of the Essential SAFe® Big Picture via blog post. Since then, we have received lots of comments, from the blog, our classroom settings, direct customer and analyst feedback, and more. It’s compellingly obvious that this simpler, essential view is a clear aid to understanding the minimum roles and practices that are necessary to be successful with a SAFe implementation. Simple is good. Feedback is good, too. To that end, we have now incorporated the.