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‘Big News’ Managing Enterprise Portfolios with SAFe

News SAFe Framework Updates

SAFe was born and raised in the large enterprise, or more accurately, in a particular business unit of some of the largest enterprises. Businesses turned to SAFe for a variety of reasons. Oftentimes the challenge was a ‘burning platform’ and SAFe was used quite effectively to develop new products and services to put out that fire. Other times, it was proactive leaders with successful companies who understood that what worked well in the past wouldn’t.

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Architecting really big IT and cyber-physical systems? Read the new Solution Architect/Engineering article!

News SAFe Framework Updates

Organizations use SAFe to build some of the world’s largest and most important systems. These include big IT systems that drive fintech and insurance, medical research, devices, products and systems,  cyber-physical systems used in aerospace, defense, automotive, and more. To build these systems better and faster,  many big systems builders rely on SAFe’s guidance, including the Enterprise Solution Delivery competency and Solution Trains model. To support them better, we recently introduced new guidance for the.

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New advanced article illustrates how SAFe works for startups in the real world

Advanced Topics News

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.

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New SAFe Metrics Guidance: Measuring Outcomes, Flow and Competency

News SAFe Framework Updates

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.

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New Advanced Topic Article – Using Human-Centered Design With SAFe

New Advanced Topic Article – Using Human-Centered Design With SAFe

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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.

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Are you building really big systems? Check out the new Solution Management article!

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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.

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New Extended Glossary

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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.

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Deeper Dev(Sec)Ops Guidance in SAFe 5

Deeper Dev(Sec)Ops Guidance in SAFe 5

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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.

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Engaging the Business of the Business in SAFe

Advanced Topics News

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.

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SAFe KPI Article Tune Up

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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.

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