Hi Folks, SAFe was designed with the world’s largest enterprises in mind, so the idea of applying SAFe in a startup environment might not be an obvious choice. Happily, that assumption has proven to be wrong. The Framework is actually well suited for small businesses. The principles are the same; the practices just need more selective adoption. In addition to using SAFe to run our own company, Scaled Agile, Inc., we’ve heard from multiple startups.
Hi Folks, We are excited to announce a significant update to SAFe Metrics. As we are all experiencing, Business Agility sets new performance standards for organizations, requiring fast, effective response to emerging business opportunities. This mandates changes to what we measure, how we measure, and what to do with the data we receive. It is a critical enabler for continuously improving business performance. To support this goal, we have refactored, refined and extended our approach.
I am excited to announce the arrival of our latest advanced topic article. This one comes to us from Joe Montalbano and Brad Lehman, two members of the SAFe community who have been integrating human-centered design (HCD) activities in creative ways into the Agile way of working. The article begins by revealing growing interest in HCD as a mechanism for ensuring customer-centricity in product development. However, as yet another specialized function, HCD can be difficult.
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.
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.
Hi folks, Our recent 5.1 framework update included significantly more depth in the areas of DevOps and DevSecOps. We declared security a first-class citizen, added deeper technical guidance across 11 new practice domains, and described how DevOps increases flow, quality, and value through the entire development value stream. Of course, we have some fancy graphics that tie it all together too. Here is a brief walkthrough of what’s new… The Big Picture now makes it.
Hello all, In various forums, I’m occasionally asked, “how can we do SAFe effectively if we don’t have the right level of engagement from our Business Owners?” Of course, the answer is you can’t. While you can improve development performance and solutions to a point, if the business isn’t engaged in development in a manner unlike the past, we are unlikely to build the right solutions. We cannot achieve real Business Agility. That’s why we.
Hello All, In the most recent SAFe 5 update, we introduced operational value streams as first-class citizens of the SAFe Big Picture. Of course, they were always there, but as we evolve our approach to Business Agility, we also need to better identify our customers. This is especially important when the development value streams build systems that primarily support others within the company. In these cases, our customers are internal, and the systems we build.
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.
VIDEO: From Agile Manifesto to SAFe – Dean’s four-decade adventure with pre-waterfall, waterfall, RUP, Lean, and Agile
Hi Folks, The 20th Anniversary of the Agile Manifesto stirred up a lot of reminiscing in our community last month. While it might inspire nostalgia, the Manifesto isn’t some historical document that we regard as an object of curiosity. Quite the contrary. At Scaled Agile, much of our Lean-Agile DNA can be attributed to the Manifesto, and its values and principles—relevant as ever—continue to directly impact SAFe’s evolving approach to development. I joined the celebration.