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Architecting really big IT and cyber-physical systems? Read the new Solution Architect/Engineering article!

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Architecting really big IT and cyber-physical systems? Read the new Solution Architect/Engineering article!

News SAFe Framework Updates

Organizations use SAFe to build some of the world’s largest and most important systems. These include big IT systems that drive fintech and insurance, medical research, devices, products and systems,  cyber-physical systems used in aerospace, defense, automotive, and more. To build these systems better and faster,  many big systems builders rely on SAFe’s guidance, including the Enterprise Solution Delivery competency and Solution Trains model. To support them better, we recently introduced new guidance for the.

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Are you building really big systems? Check out the new Solution Management article!

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Knowing that some of the world’s biggest and most important systems are built with SAFe is a source of inspiration for all of us at Scaled Agile, perhaps never more so than over the course of the pandemic. As SAFe-enabled organizations responded to COVID, we saw how these systems were able to adapt to the challenge at record speed by distributing PPE, vaccines, and supporting equipment with volumes, frequency, and accuracy that could not be.

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New Extended Glossary

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Hi folks, The SAFe glossary provides a set of definitions for all the SAFe Big Picture elements. In so doing, it provides a clear taxonomy of these primary SAFe elements. Each term is defined in the context of SAFe, so even common terms are described for clarity within a SAFe specific context. However, as SAFe adoptions grow across different parts of the business and across the globe, our community has asked for clarity on additional.

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What’s new in SAFe 5? SAFe for Hardware Development!

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Hi all.  Many of us work in organizations that are trying to improve product delivery where the solutions include hardware.  While SAFe offers software developers a myriad of practices to accelerate execution, we have had little to say to hardware developers. Until now. Today, the hardware community is in the same position as the software community was two decades ago when they experienced increasing business demand for faster and high-quality delivery.  The software community invented.

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New Big Picture Glossary and Translation Features

New Big Picture Glossary and Translation Features

News

Hi folks. I wanted to inform everyone that we have just released new Big Picture Glossary functionality with integrated translations. While the Glossary terms themselves have not changed, we now have better translations created by native language translators with SAFe experience.  All new translations are on the site except German, which should be up in a few months. We also changed the way we manage glossary items and their translations. Formerly, users would download a.

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Growing Agile guidance for cyber-physical system builders

SAFe Updates

Many organizations applying SAFe build large systems that include hardware. Yet there is little guidance on how DevOps’ software-centric practices can be used by the people who build significant cyber-physical systems, those containing computers, mechanical devices, electronics, optics, fluidics, motors, propulsion, and more. I wanted to update everyone on two activities underway that are helping to address this need. The first is the Industrial DevOps work going on at IT Revolutions within their DevOps Enterprise.

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Accelerating Flow with DevSecOps and the Software Factory

Accelerating Flow with DevSecOps and the Software Factory

SAFe Updates

Hi all. As you know, the DevSecOps mindset, culture, and technical practices are critical for business agility and overall organizational success. SAFe provides guidance to organize around value, improve quality, build a continuous delivery pipeline, and reduce lead time. Now Peter Vollmer, SAFe SPCT and Distinguished Technologist at Micro Focus, has provided a new advanced topic article with deep, practical advice on how to succeed with your DevOps implementation at enterprise scale with a ‘software.

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New Advanced Topics article – Hardware Teams in SAFe

New Advanced Topics article – Hardware Teams in SAFe

SAFe Updates

Hi folks. As you all know, Agile principles and practices originated in software decades ago. And as software teams began to see success with these practices, others within their organization, including hardware teams, took notice and started applying them in their specific context. Cindy VanEpps (SAFe SPCT) and the rest of the team at 321 Gang have spent many years with organizations in aerospace, defense, automotive, medical devices, and others helping them apply Lean-Agile practices.

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Enabling technical agility: New Agile Software Engineering landing page

Enabling technical agility: New Agile Software Engineering landing page

SAFe Updates

Hello, As you know, Built-in Quality is one of SAFe’s four core values. Without it, ‘scaling Agile’ by any means is a house of cards with no true agile foundation that will fall the first time users put weight on our big, new, important system. That’s why SAFe provides significant guidance around the current and evolving technical software engineering practices. One element of that is Ken Pugh’s Video Blog series on Agile Software Engineering.  In.

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Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: the rest of the Agile software engineering story

Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: the rest of the Agile software engineering story

SAFe Updates

Welcome back! In this final video in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core principles and practices of Agile software engineering (ASE), one of our Lean-Agile thought leaders, Ken Pugh, wraps up with some additional key concepts: Systems thinking—the big-picture view Kinds of testing  Continuous testing pipeline Separation of concerns Common design patterns  Methods for refactoring code Click on a topic below to check out any of the earlier videos in the.

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