Hello folks, We are pleased to announce the release of the ‘SAFe 4.5 Introduction’ white paper. It can be downloaded here. The white paper provides a high-level overview of the Scaled Agile Framework® and describes its core values, principles, practices, and strategy for implementation. The white paper also introduces the four new configurations of SAFe: Full SAFe, Large Solution SAFe, Portfolio SAFe and Essential SAFe—which is the basic building block for all other SAFe configurations and describes.
Hello everyone, We’ve just released updates to our SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) and SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) courses. Both courses have been fully updated for version 4.5 of SAFe. In addition to numerous minor updates, they now include guidance as to how Scrum Masters can help foster enterprise innovation with Lean Startup, DevOps, and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) – helps attendees understand the role of a SAFe Scrum Master in.
Hello everyone, Context Matters – a Scaled Agile Gold Partner – recently invited us to cosponsor the 9th Agile Australia conference in Sydney. Partners Em Campbell-Pretty and Mark Richards, both of whom are SPCTs and SAFe Fellows, helped gather several executives from some of Australia’s most successful SAFe implementations for a roundtable discussion of the challenges and successes they’ve experienced ‘in the trenches.’ The comprehensive panel discussion has been posted to Em’s Adventures in Scaling.
Hello everyone, We’ve just released updates to our Release Train Engineer (RTE) and Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) courses. Both courses have been fully updated for version 4.5 of SAFe and help deliver on its promise of enabling enterprise innovation with Lean Startup, Scalable DevOps, and Continuous Delivery. Release Train Engineer (RTE) – helps attendees explore the skills needed to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and learn how to build.
Hi Folks, In a recent blog post, Dean Leffingwell announced the release of the Implementation Roadmap Toolkit for SPCs which highlights the ’12 critical moves’ in the SAFe® Implementation Roadmap. The first move is reaching the tipping point—when the overriding organizational imperative is to achieve the change rather than resisting it. To reach the tipping point in an enterprise, SPCs may need to align executive stakeholders on the problems to be solved, potential solutions, and.
Most strategy dialogues end up with executives talking at cross-purposes because … nobody knows exactly what is meant by vision and strategy, and no two people ever quite agree on which topics belong where. That is why, when you ask members of an executive team to describe and explain the corporate strategy, you frequently get wildly different answers. We just don’t have a good business discipline for converging on issues this abstract. —Geoffrey Moore, Escape.
In his recent blog post, Drew Jemilo announced the release of the Value Stream Workshop Toolkit for SAFe 4.5. A key benefit of being a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), in good standing, is that these toolkits and other resources are available to help you in the important work of transforming enterprises to Lean-Agile development with SAFe. We’ve built quite a good collection of toolkits, many of which have now been already updated to SAFe 4.5: Essential.
Hi Folks, One of the more challenging endeavors for implementing SAFe® is how to organize around value by identifying the Value Streams and defining the Agile Release Trains. The business benefits include faster delivery, higher quality, and built-in alignment between the business and development. In the Implementing SAFe course, SPCs learn the thinking tools to accomplish this. They also have access to a free toolkit for running a ‘Value Stream Workshop.’ We’ve just updated the workshop.
Hello SAFe community! One of the new guidance articles in version 4.5 of SAFe is our discussion related to implementing Lean-Agile in an enterprise with significant compliance concerns. You will find Compliance in the Large Solution layer as a callout to Solution Intent. I had the distinct pleasure of creating this guidance in partnership with Harry Koehnemann at 321Gang. Harry is one of our very first partner-based SAFe Fellows. Each of us has experience implementing.
I recently had an opportunity to sit down with SPCT Darren Wilmshurst from Radtac⎯a Scaled Agile Gold Partner⎯for a wide ranging discussion around SAFe and SAFe 4.5. They recorded our talk in four video segments, each averaging 9–12 minutes. Here are some of the things that we discussed: Insights into the future of the Framework and how it relates to the wider enterprise Impediments to implementing, and how to get people on board with the.