All posts by : Dean Leffingwell

From Zero to 200,000 trained: the road to building the SAFe community

From Zero to 200,000 trained: the road to building the SAFe community

Community News

We recently crossed an important milestone. Over 200,000 people have now received training through our SAFe training and certification program. That’s a lot of folks who can speak, implement, and ‘be’ SAFe. A Lean-Agile community of this size—trained on globally standardized courses—has never existed until now. So, how did we get here, and what did we learn along the way? It started with a couple of books A decade or so back, the movement to.

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Improving the Entire Flow of Value with DevOps and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Improving the Entire Flow of Value with DevOps and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, The Scaled Agile Framework has many moving parts but the overarching intent is to deliver value quickly, cost-effectively, and on target. Sometimes it’s hard to connect the dots, but I wanted to call out a couple of SAFe Summit presentations from SAFe Fellows and Principal Consultants Inbar Oren and Richard Knaster that help tie together two key Framework elements, the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps. The Continuous Delivery Pipeline directly supports faster value.

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Scaled Agile Expands Thought Leadership to Advance SAFe®

Scaled Agile Expands Thought Leadership to Advance SAFe®

Community News

Hello Folks, It’s my great pleasure to announce that we have made a major expansion of our thought leadership capabilities to keep advancing the Scaled Agile Framework and associated courseware. Our growing pool of contributors – now numbering 23 SAFe experts – includes the best and brightest in the Lean-Agile space. They bring specialized knowledge and in-depth field experience that can help enterprises effectively leverage SAFe within their contexts. Each contributes either to the development.

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New LiveLessons video training available for Leading SAFe 4.5

New LiveLessons video training available for Leading SAFe 4.5

Community News SAFe Resources

We’re always looking for ways to use online venues to complement our world-class, instructor-led training. The most recent is my LiveLessons video tutorial on the 4.5 version of Scaled Agile’s most popular course, Leading SAFe. The tutorial is being provided through Pearson’s InformIT and InformIT resellers. In this nine-hour course, I provide an in-depth exploration of version 4.5 of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. The 4.5.

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New Case Study: Fannie Mae mitigates risk, delivers faster in the face of a changing business model

New Case Study: Fannie Mae mitigates risk, delivers faster in the face of a changing business model

Case Studies

“SAFe provided the agility, visibility, and transparency needed to ensure we could integrate with numerous other efforts, get predictable in our delivery, and ensure timelines are met.” —David McMunn, Director of Fannie Mae’s Agile COE For those of you watching SAFe in the government space, there’s good reason to get excited about our latest case study from Fannie Mae. While we know of several SAFe deployments in government and the military, this is the first.

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SAFe Summit 2017 presentations are now available

SAFe Summit 2017 presentations are now available

SAFe Updates

As I mentioned in my Summit keynote blog post, nearly 1200 people from 27 countries attended the 2nd annual SAFe Summit last month. This is the largest gathering of the SAFe community of practice to date, and the wide variety of high-quality presentations being made in San Antonio were a big draw for many people. If you weren’t able to attend this year, or if you want to revisit and share some of the information,.

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Australia Post delivers on the promise of a digital future with SAFe

Australia Post delivers on the promise of a digital future with SAFe

Case Studies

“SAFe has really helped bring the organization along its transformation journey. Its real value has been in the way it links strategy with decentralized execution, using metrics to enable a high level of transparency and fact-based decision making to focus on achieving business outcomes.” —Natalie Field, Head of MyPost Consumer The digital era has affected every industry, but perhaps none more so than postal service organizations. In the face of significant disruption and competition, Australia.

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Updated Lean Portfolio Management and Value Stream Coordination

Updated Lean Portfolio Management and Value Stream Coordination

Portfolio SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, If you’ve been around us for awhile, you know we know that SAFe is a work in progress,  a living breathing thing—improving, progressing. While for practical reasons, we obviously can’t change the SAFe Big Picture every time we have a new idea (sometimes I miss those days!), we can and do innovate behind the BP as rapidly as our knowledge evolves. Currently, we have many active areas of new and ongoing IP development—SAFe.

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SAFe Enterprise Backlog Structure and Management

SAFe Enterprise Backlog Structure and Management

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, Good news is that SAFe is an effective, freely-revealed, and (deep) knowledge repository for Lean-Agile development at enterprise scale. Bad news is that, given the just-in-time and just-for-me random access nature of the knowledge base, it has a hard time ‘telling its own story.’ In other words, even with the Big Picture, it isn’t always obvious how the various pieces and parts work together to create the full system that makes SAFe actually work..

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Field Notes from SAFe Thought Leaders

Field Notes from SAFe Thought Leaders

Field Notes from Thought Leaders

We continue to be impressed with the thought leadership continuously being generated by many of our SPCTs and SAFe Contributors. They are the people working ‘in the trenches’ on major implementations of SAFe, and the insights gained from those engagements are invaluable. So today we’re launching a new series of blogs to help share that knowledge with the community. They themselves can best express what they’ve been learning, with little editorial guidance from me, so.

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