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What You Can Gain from the 2022 SAFe Summit, Even if You Didn’t Attend

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What You Can Gain from the 2022 SAFe Summit, Even if You Didn’t Attend

Advanced Topics Podcasts & Videos

Hi Folks, After three long years of virtual events, I came back from our in-person SAFe Summit feeling deeply inspired and energized. Seeing the faces of our community not distorted by Zoom backgrounds, and getting real hugs, was a pleasure that I will never again take for granted. A huge thanks to everyone who attended, our Partner community, and the Scaled Agile team for making this such a memorable, and impactful, event. For those of.

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Accelerating Value Flow with SAFe

Extended SAFe Guidance News SAFe Framework Updates

With its roots in Agile, Lean, and DevOps, SAFe has always been a flow-based system. Empowered, cross-functional Agile teams pull work from an economically prioritized backlog to deliver the most value in the shortest time. The Continuous Delivery Pipeline helps teams deliver quickly and directly to the customer. But the goal of the enterprise isn’t to be Agile, Lean, or SAFe; the goal is to provide a continuous flow of value to the customer. That.

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New and Updated Kanban Articles provide more effective guidance for using Kanban in SAFe

Extended SAFe Guidance News SAFe Framework Updates

Hi Folks: We are excited to announce some additional new guidance for applying Kanban in SAFe.  As you know, Kanban systems are already used to manage backlog flow at every SAFe level (see Figure). Each Kanban reflects the unique activities at the level for delivering value, describing the workflow, and applying work-in-process (WIP) limits. We are extending our guidance with a new article on Applying Kanban in SAFe. It describes how to establish a Kanban.

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Additional Business Agility Experience Reports

Advanced Topics News SAFe Beyond IT SAFe Framework Updates

Our inaugural set of experience reports was met with great success. Today we are thrilled to announce the arrival of 3 additional reports—adding to our new collection of articles devoted to exploring Agile transformations beyond IT. Exclusively sourced from the SAFe community, each experience report describes real-world challenges and successes in applying Lean and Agile concepts in operational value streams across a wide range of industries. Introduced in SAFe 5, organizational agility requires Lean-thinking people.

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Applying OKRs in SAFe – New Advanced Topic Article

Advanced Topics News

Over the last few years, many enterprises have embraced establishing Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to create aspirational goals that drive higher organizational performance. SAFe has always recognized the benefits of an objective-driven approach and achieves this starting with Strategic Themes —structured in OKR format — as a means to create strategic alignment and guide PI Objectives. But OKRs are a pretty comprehensive tool, and the question of how and where to further apply OKRs.

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New Advanced Topic Article: Enabling Business Agility with the Cloud and SAFe

Advanced Topics News

The quest for business agility is a nuanced and personal journey for any organization. No two digital transformations are exactly alike. That’s why we at Scaled Agile put such emphasis on the cultural aspects of agility. Mindsets, values, principles, leadership, roles, empowerment, collaboration, ‘teamness’ … these cultural aspects of digital transformation align thinking throughout an organization and provide an environment in which agile ways of working can thrive. Still, competing in the digital age isn’t.

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Introducing Business Agility Experience Reports

Advanced Topics News

Enterprises survive and thrive in the digital age according to how quickly they can deliver innovative business solutions in response to market opportunities and threats. In SAFe, this is called business agility and is the goal of the Lean Enterprise. A critical component of business agility is organizational agility—one of SAFe’s seven core competencies. Introduced in SAFe 5, organizational agility requires Lean-thinking people and Agile teams throughout the enterprise. Let’s face it, ideas, solutions, and.

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Announcing new guidance for Big Data and DataOps in SAFe

Advanced Topics News SAFe Framework Updates

Announcing new guidance for Big Data and DataOps in SAFe Some of the largest enterprises in the Global 2000 rely on SAFe’s guidance to build the world’s most important systems. And these systems create lots of data. Each website click, turbine engine rotation, vehicle acceleration, and credit card transaction creates new information about products, consumers, and operating environments. Data has become critically important across the entire enterprise. It influences business decisions, helps create better products,.

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Announcing the Release of the ‘Succeeding with Artificial Intelligence (AI) in SAFe’ Advanced Topic Article

Advanced Topics News SAFe Framework Updates

Since its inception, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) has been used to guide the adoption of Lean-Agile practices in almost every industry and for all types of solutions, from banking software to automobile manufacturing. Our goal has always been to keep SAFe technology-agnostic since the guidance we provide can be used to embrace a new way of working that leads to business agility in any context. While this remains an essential underlying principle for the.

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Accelerating Time to Market with the Business Agility Value Stream

Advanced Topics News SAFe Framework Updates

Hello everyone, Each year as I prepare for our annual SAFe Summit, I pause a bit to think more deeply about the future of software and systems development, and how that will impact the evolution of SAFe.  This year, I paid particular attention to a somewhat different source of information—specifically the financial markets—where I was looking to see what forward-thinking technology investments will likely alter the course of the industry. It started to become clear,.

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