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Field Notes from SAFe Thought Leaders

Field Notes from SAFe Thought Leaders

SAFe Updates

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.

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Innovation Accounting helps to quickly evaluate MVPs

Innovation Accounting helps to quickly evaluate MVPs

SAFe Updates

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.

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SAFe DevOps course now available

SAFe DevOps course now available

SAFe Updates

Last June, we released SAFe Version 4.5 of SAFe, bringing DevOps and Continuous Delivery to the forefront. It is our firm belief that in order to accelerate time-to-market, DevOps and Continuous Delivery must be a core competency of every Agile Release Train (ART). Now, with the release of the new two-day course SAFe DevOps with SAFe DevOps Practitioner (SDP) certification, we have the right training to support this mission. This course combines DevOps with the power of.

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The SAFe<sup>®</sup> Foundations presentation gets a makeover; get your copy today

The SAFe® Foundations presentation gets a makeover; get your copy today

SAFe Updates

With over 11,000 downloads to date, SAFe® Foundations has been one of our most popular PowerPoint presentations. It’s easy to see why as it’s often used to introduce people to the Framework. So we decided to give it a makeover, including a new title. Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) for Lean Enterprises is framed on one of the biggest concerns in today’s business environment – digital disruption. It’s more clear than ever that every.

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New Leading and Implementing SAFe courses 4.5.1 released!
SAFe Updates

New Leading and Implementing SAFe courses 4.5.1 released!

Hello everyone, Those of us involved in courseware development at Scaled Agile strive to keep learning more about how to teach and convey the key concepts of the Framework. This is an important aspect of how we apply the spirit of continuous learning. Feedback from the community is critical to that effort and we’re excited to announce updates to the Leading SAFe® and Implementing SAFe® courses based on our learnings and input we’ve received since introducing.

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Improving the Entire Flow of Value with DevOps and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Improving the Entire Flow of Value with DevOps and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, The Scaled Agile Framework has many moving parts but the overarching intent is to deliver value quickly, cost-effectively, and on target. Sometimes it’s hard to connect the dots, but I wanted to call out a couple of SAFe Summit presentations from SAFe Fellows and Principal Consultants Inbar Oren and Richard Knaster that help tie together two key Framework elements, the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps. The Continuous Delivery Pipeline directly supports faster value.

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SAFe Summit 2017 presentations are now available

SAFe Summit 2017 presentations are now available

SAFe Updates

As I mentioned in my Summit keynote blog post, nearly 1200 people from 27 countries attended the 2nd annual SAFe Summit last month. This is the largest gathering of the SAFe community of practice to date, and the wide variety of high-quality presentations being made in San Antonio were a big draw for many people. If you weren’t able to attend this year, or if you want to revisit and share some of the information,.

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Updated Lean Portfolio Management and Value Stream Coordination

Updated Lean Portfolio Management and Value Stream Coordination

Portfolio SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, If you’ve been around us for awhile, you know we know that SAFe is a work in progress,  a living breathing thing—improving, progressing. While for practical reasons, we obviously can’t change the SAFe Big Picture every time we have a new idea (sometimes I miss those days!), we can and do innovate behind the BP as rapidly as our knowledge evolves. Currently, we have many active areas of new and ongoing IP development—SAFe.

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SAFe Enterprise Backlog Structure and Management

SAFe Enterprise Backlog Structure and Management

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, Good news is that SAFe is an effective, freely-revealed, and (deep) knowledge repository for Lean-Agile development at enterprise scale. Bad news is that, given the just-in-time and just-for-me random access nature of the knowledge base, it has a hard time ‘telling its own story.’ In other words, even with the Big Picture, it isn’t always obvious how the various pieces and parts work together to create the full system that makes SAFe actually work..

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InfoQ Interview with Richard Knaster and Dean Leffingwell

InfoQ Interview with Richard Knaster and Dean Leffingwell

Community News SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, Ben Linders from InfoQ recently interviewed us about SAFe Distilled, including our broader views about scaling Agile development in the large enterprise. The interview provides a good perspective on why businesses need SAFe and why we wrote the new SAFe Distilled book.’  Please click here to read the interview and to get a free preview of SAFe Distilled. We trust that you will find this interview to be interesting and useful and that it.

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