All posts by : Dean Leffingwell

The state of Agile development in India: A Perspective

The state of Agile development in India: A Perspective

Partners SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, I recently returned from a whirlwind, five-day, three-city visit in India (thanks Michael and Pranjal!) with Gold Partners Infosys and Persistent Systems, Gold SPCT Partner Flow Sphere, and Platform PLUS Partner Agile Cockpit. This was a wonderful experience and it was exciting to learn more about how SAFe is being implemented by leading Indian IT companies. The Framework is clearly playing an important role— not just helping them get better at what they’ve always.

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SAFe and Technology Business Management (TBM)

SAFe and Technology Business Management (TBM)

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, In various classes and contexts over the last six months or so, we’ve been asked about how SAFe integrates with Technology Business Management (TBM). For those of you who aren’t yet aware, “TBM provides technology leaders with standards and validated best practices to communicate the cost, quality, and value of IT investments to their business partners. In turn, IT is able to drive innovation for their organization.” For more on TBM, check out.

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SAFe 4.5 Reference Guide, 2nd Edition, now shipping

SAFe 4.5 Reference Guide, 2nd Edition, now shipping

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, We’re happy to announce that the SAFe®4.5 Reference Guide: Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Enterprises is now shipping. You can get a 40% discount off the retail price if you order by May 25th! Please use code “SAFEREF2018”. After May 25th please use the promotional code “SCALEDAGILE,” discount to receive a 35% discount. Fully updated to include the new innovations in SAFe 4.5, the SAFe® 4.5 Reference Guide is ideal for anyone serious about learning and implementing the.

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Lean UX and the SAFe Program Increment Life Cycle

Lean UX and the SAFe Program Increment Life Cycle

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, Most of you know that the integration of Lean UX thinking was one of the major themes in SAFe 4.5. Lean UX is fundamentally different than traditional UX approaches. Specifically, there are two major differences; Lean UX is hypothesis-driven. Teams implement functionality in minimum viable increments, determining success by measuring results against a pre-stated benefit hypothesis. That hypothesis is tested early in the process through collaborative design and implementation. LeanUX is a team sport..

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An HR Playbook for a Successful SAFe Implementation

An HR Playbook for a Successful SAFe Implementation

SAFe Updates

Hello Folks, We all know how the Agile development paradigm changes the relationship with our people, and all for the better—if we can only master it. We previously described some these HR themes for a new generation of knowledge workers in an article by SPC Fabiola Eyholzer, Agile HR with SAFe: Bringing Lean-Agile People Operations into the 21st Century. But up to now, no one has opined on how to integrate HR specialists before and during the.

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SAFe 4.0 Being Retired on Oct. 31, 2018

SAFe 4.0 Being Retired on Oct. 31, 2018

SAFe Updates

Hello Folks, When we announced that SAFe 4.5 was going live about a year ago, we mentioned that we would be retiring SAFe 4.0. This is in support of our policy of supporting prior versions of the Framework for one year following the introduction of a new version. We are now beginning the retirement process for SAFe 4.0 with full retirement set for October 31, 2018. There are a few things that I want you to be.

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GDPR — Action required to continue receiving communications

GDPR — Action required to continue receiving communications

SAFe Updates

Hello Folks, As a result of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect on May 25, 2018, we are updating our communication policies. Please opt-in to continue receiving important SAFe updates from Scaled Agile such as: Changes to the framework knowledge base as it evolves The SPC Update Scaled Agile Insider Updates on new course releases and classes in your area Changes to the SAFe Community Platform Customer feedback opportunities Webinar invitations SAFe Summit announcements Please be advised that.

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12th Annual State of Agile Report Validates the Direction of SAFe

12th Annual State of Agile Report Validates the Direction of SAFe

Partners SAFe Updates

Hello folks, The 12th Annual State of Agile Report has just been released by  VersionOne. The report found that SAFe maintains its top position in ‘Scaling Methods and Approaches,’ with nearly one-third (29%) of respondents saying that SAFe is the method they “follow most closely.” But we’re even more pleased that the report validates our current and future path. The report noted that 75% of respondents said that accelerating software delivery was the reason they were.

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Case study: channel marketing leader improves engagement, achieves more predictable delivery

Case study: channel marketing leader improves engagement, achieves more predictable delivery

Case Studies

“SAFe helped us with a magic formula to bring alignment across all teams at an enterprise level, which we struggled to achieve previously. Scalability, visibility, predictability, and most importantly alignment, have improved drastically in the past year. SAFe has become integral to how we develop, deploy, and deliver our technology to customers. In short, SAFe helped us to re-define and invigorate our product development initiatives.” —Ramesh Nori, SPC, Director of Agile PMO and Agile Coach.

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Advanced Topic – Applied Enterprise Workflow with the SAFe Portfolio Kanban

Advanced Topic – Applied Enterprise Workflow with the SAFe Portfolio Kanban

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, To use an idiom (even when they are not recommended!), implementing a SAFe Lean portfolio can be “the long pole in the tent” in building the SAFe Lean Enterprise. It’s one of the hardest and most impactful things you can do to ‘right size’ the tent for an enterprise portfolio. What’s more, while there is a lot of guidance in SAFe and in the Roadmap, each implementation has to be ‘purpose built’ for.

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