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GAO Agile Audit Guide Draft Released

SAFe Updates

This week, the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) released the exposure draft of “The GAO Agile Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Agile Adoption and Implementation” (https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-20-590G) and will be accepting comments about it from the public starting on September 28, 2020, until September 27, 2021. This guide will be used by federal auditors to evaluate government programs that are using Agile methods. The GAO also released a Science & Technology spotlight report that highlights the.

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Updates to Lean Portfolio Management Competency and WSJF articles

SAFe Updates

Hi folks, We have recently made some updates to SAFe Lean Portfolio Management, and we are committed to keeping you updated as the Framework evolves.  Below are some highlights of the recent changes: LPM Competency article: The guidance for all ‘LPM Events’ has been moved to the article’s end, improving readability. Each event’s descriptions were improved, including adding two new graphics. The first figure below (Figure 1) illustrates the cadence of the three LPM events..

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Sometimes Agility Requires an Act of Congress

Sometimes Agility Requires an Act of Congress

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, It is an exciting time for the Agile community as Congress considers provisions that would encourage broad adoption of Lean-Agile ways of working within the US Department of Defense (DoD). The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – a set of laws specifying how the annual DoD budget is allocated – has been revised for 2021 and is currently under review by the Senate after having been approved by the House of Representatives. Section.

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New SAFe Participatory Budgeting Advanced Topic Article

Advanced Topic

Hi folks, We are pleased to announce the release of a new advanced topic article on SAFe Participatory Budgeting (PB). It provides an overview of how to conduct a PB event for a fictitious banking portfolio. Participatory budgeting is a critical element of Lean Portfolio Management since it helps establish and adjust Lean budgets for value streams. This article represents perhaps the last mile of the multiyear journey we’ve been on to guide enterprise strategy-through.

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Accelerating Business Value with SAFe 5.0 and Technology Business Management White Paper

SAFe Updates

Hi folks, We are pleased to announce the release of an update to the white paper ‘Accelerating Business Value with SAFe and TBM.’  This updated white paper has the latest TBM and SAFe content. Why TBM? As organizations learn how to increase business and technical agility with SAFe, they also face another significant challenge—how to manage the massive increase in technology spending that now exemplifies most companies. Moreover, many IT organizations do not have full.

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Please join us at the 2020 Global SAFe Summit

SAFe Updates

Hello everyone, I’d like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to join us for the upcoming 2020 Global SAFe Summit, October 27-28, 2020. This year’s Summit may be virtual, but I can assure you that that the advanced technical content is real. We have about sixty (yes 60) industry-leading speakers, including many SAFe Fellows addressing topics including: DevSecOps and technical agility Agile product delivery and customer-centricity Enterprise solution delivery Lean portfolio management Organizational.

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SAFe Distilled 5.0 – Back to Learning Sale

SAFe Updates

Hi folks: We recently released our new book SAFe Distilled 5.0: Achieving Business Agility with the Scaled Agile Framework. This is our most concise version yet, while still comprehensive! A great read for everyone involved with a SAFe transformation. Executives will appreciate the clear and proven direction for achieving Business Agility. SPCs will maximize their understanding of the framework to drive more impactful change. And team members will gain a practical understanding of how to.

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Updates to Lean Portfolio Management

SAFe Updates

Hi folks, We’ve made some recent updates to Lean Portfolio Management (LPM), an area of the Framework that has been quickly evolving over the past few releases of SAFe. It has become a very popular competency for enterprises who wish to improve their Business Agility and accelerate their digital transformation. It should be no surprise that we continuously improve our framework articles in between releases of the Big Picture. We are architected for continuous delivery.

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COVID-19 is Redefining Face-to-Face Communication: Updated Framework Guidance

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, Collaboration is at the heart of Agile, and we’ve all experienced the benefits of face-to-face conversation as the best means of conveying information. In SAFe we take this to the next level with PI Planning, a face-to-face event for all members of the ART to align to a shared mission and vision. In recent months, however, COVID-19 has forced many organizations to change the ways they work, and this has impacted how Agile.

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SAFe® for Marketing

SAFe Resources

Hi Folks, With SAFe 5.0, we extended SAFe guidance from the realm of pure tech teams to other teams critical to the building and support of innovative businesses solutions. Real business agility demands this. To that end, we’ve been working with a number of enterprises to better understand how to integrate marketing with their SAFe implementations. In addition, as I think that we’ve noted previously, we run our entire business on SAFe and marketing has.

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