Category Archives for : SAFe Updates
On the Coronavirus and Travel Restrictions: Strategies for PI Planning with Distributed Teams and Individuals
Hi Folks, As we are all aware, the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting many people around the world. In order to contain the spread of the virus, many governments and some enterprises have started putting policies in place to restrict travel in order to limit exposure. These restrictions can be challenging for Agile teams and ARTs who, as stated in the Agile principles, greatly value face-to-face communication. In SAFe we embrace and.
Those of you who have been with us for awhile know that the launch of SAFe 5.0 represented a significant evolution in thinking when it expanded its focus to enabling full business agility. The imperative was clear. It was time to go beyond IT to align the entire enterprise on strategy and execution; to empower companies to undertake company-wide initiatives that are critical for the company’s future. Of course, we need our business partners to .
SAFe® White Paper Eliminating the Blind Spot: A Proven Approach to Enterprise Technology Strategy Formulation
In this, the age of digital, it’s abundantly clear that business survival is highly dependent on the IT organization’s ability to evolve technological infrastructure to keep pace with the rapidly changing demands on the business. After all, seemingly all new business capabilities are dependent on new initiatives that are realized by digital systems and services. Simply, there can be no true business agility without an adaptive enterprise architecture. This is why we are so excited to.
Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: the rest of the Agile software engineering story
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.
Hi Folks, It probably goes without saying that the release of SAFe 5.0 was a pretty big deal. Expanding from technical agility to Business Agility was no small feat. It required the addition of new competencies for Organizational Agility and Continuous Learning Culture. All the competency articles were either written from scratch or largely rewritten and ‘mob reviewed’ by the entire Framework team. 30 – 40 other articles were written, rewritten, or extensively edited. 80.
Good news! Here’s video 11 in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core principles and practices of Agile Software Engineering (ASE). In this installment, one of our Lean-Agile thought leaders, Ken Pugh, talks about test-driven design. As we learned in video seven, Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) is about the triad of customer, developer, and tester writing story tests from a point of view external to the application. Test-Driven Development (TDD) is about figuring.
We’re back with video 10 in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core principles and practices of Agile software engineering (ASE). This time, one of our Lean-Agile thought leaders, Ken Pugh, talks about aspects of design quality that are critical for maintainability. Ken introduces Interface-Oriented Design by discussing one of the most important guiding principles—design to interfaces not implementations—from Design Patterns by Gamma et al. Next, he draws from another classic book.
Hello, For over two decades now, proponents of Agile have had to contend with the myth that “you can’t use Agile for X,” where X represents high-assurance systems, systems subject to rigorous regulatory requirements, cyber-physical systems, systems with known and fixed requirements, systems for national defense and security, big data systems, and so on. I’ve been around long enough to have a sense of why these perceptions arise, so I always respond by simplifying Agile.
Hello folks, We’re pleased to announce the release of the SAFe 5.0 Introduction white paper. You can download it here. This white paper provides an overview of SAFe 5.0, the Big Picture graphic, the seven core competencies, and the values, mindset, principles, and practices that guide teams to more effectively build solutions in a far leaner—and more Agile—fashion. You can use the new white paper in a couple of different ways: As an initial level of.
Hi Folks, I was recently interviewed by Cisco business architect Venkat Narayan about SAFe, Agile and big data. It quickly evolved into a broader perspective on things like TQM, Lean Six Sigma and more, and most importantly (from my perspective!) why SAFe works as well as it does. I think it’s an interesting interview with one or two helpful insights. Check it out here. —Dean