All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
Hi Folks, We had an excellent session at last night’s Scaled Agile Meetup in Milwaukee. Thanks to my hosts at Northwest Mutual (Jill, Sarah and others) and Icon Technology (Stella) for putting on such a good show. We had about 300 people registered. I presented a new talk on Essential SAFe, a topic that is near and dear to our hearts (and yes, to some future update to SAFe 4.0). You can download the presentation below. And special.
Hi Folks, This “Highlights” series captures the SAFe news and activities that haven’t been covered in other posts, but provide real value to the community. Here’s the latest roundup—a mix of new perspectives, understanding, and practical steps for successful implementation of the Framework. Implementing Scaled Agile (SAFe) in an Offshore Scenario IBM’s Monica Gupta, SPC4, gives advice on how to address the challenges of geographically distributed teams, how to leverage the best from SAFe, as.
“It usually takes about 36 months to bring a new TV platform to market but we had a minimally viable product in 8-10 months and brought the full product to market in 18 months. SAFe helped our relatively small team build and run a world-class product and guided us when in doubt, showing us the way toward Agile product development flow.” —Simon Berg, Agile Program Manager, Swisscom Entertainment Projects Congratulations to Swisscom for developing an.
Hi Folks, As you can probably imagine, we are quite relieved to have finally published the SAFe 4.0 Reference Guide. But after our five-minute celebration we went right back to work on some other projects, one of which is another SAFe book that Richard and I are collaborating on. The work has revealed some room for improvement on the SAFe Lean-Agile Principles articles, so I’m now in the process of getting those updated. They aren’t long,.
We reduced the time to take an idea to production, and our time-to-value has gone down using the SAFe® process. If reaching production would normally take 1½ years, now it could be eight months with the new processes and approach. —Hrishikesh Karekar, Lead Agile Coach Our latest case study comes to us from the Israel office of global IT powerhouse, Amdocs, where a team applied some creative tactics to take Agile successfully from theory to.
Well, we finally got here. After years of people asking for a book on SAFe, I’m happy to say that the SAFe® 4.0 Reference Guide, Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Software and Systems Engineering is now shipping. This guide provides the content from scaledagileframework.com, but in book form for easy reference. It’s available in paperback and eBook formats (including Kindle) at major book retailers. Like the SAFe website, it provides comprehensive guidance for work at the.
Hi Folks, Many talk about how HR/People Operations is different with Agile, but few have opined on specifically HOW it’s different, and what specific practices need to evolve to replace traditional performance reviews and the like. Well, we are rarely hesitant to opine on any matter material to Lean-Agile Development at enterprise scale (for example Lean Budgeting has been really interesting), so you can now add Agile HR to the list! Over the last six or so, I’ve been.
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.