All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
In just over two weeks, many of us at Scaled Agile are headed to Washington, D.C. to engage with the community at Agile 2019. This year’s theme revolves around applying Agile knowledge to boost business value and efficiency. I’d like to personally invite you to visit us at the Scaled Agile booth and attend our presentations on a variety of topics that explore some of the most pressing issues facing today’s enterprise. Here’s a link.
New partner type—Global Transformation Partner—supports globally distributed and highly complex transformation journeys
While the SAFe knowledge base is freely available, it doesn’t implement itself. We provide abundant tactical guidance—such as the SAFe Implementation Roadmap—but there are aspects to large-scale transformations that unquestionably need the steady hands of seasoned experts. There you have the basis for the Scaled Agile Partner Program. When we launched the program in 2013 with a handful of Partners, businesses were mostly applying SAFe in isolated units. As they saw results they began extending.
Dutch Tax and Customs Administration speeds delivery by 3X while transforming long-established culture
“We are delivering faster and more predictably than in the past, which has changed many minds and driven a shift in long-ingrained ways of working.” —Mark Braam, IT Manager/RTE, Interaction Services at DTCA Behind every SAFe transformation, there’s a corresponding cultural shift. And there’s perhaps no environment where that’s tougher to change than in government. That’s what makes our latest case study so impactful. The Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (DTCA) has typically been very.
Recently, the SAFe community, and indeed the entire Agile movement, lost a dear friend and champion. Coach, collaborator, big thinker, and host extraordinaire—I knew Martin Burns to be a truly independent, non-partisan, and deeply thoughtful industry leader. Martin believed in SAFe, passionately, and was a follower of the Framework from its earliest days. In 2013, he attended an SPC class I taught in London where he brought an expansive view of agility, and inherently understood.
Humbled. Inspired. Energized. Every time I come back from a SAFe Summit, I feel all of these things. And I can tell you why in just one sentence: SAFe companies are changing the world, one PI at a time. Just the week before last at the 2019 European SAFe Summit, we all learned how teams on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project are using SAFe to build the world’s largest radio telescope to explore the.
Our thinking on the Economic Framework evolved quite a bit with the release of SAFe 4.6. Specifically, we added lean budget guardrails and some more clarity around how both WSJF and Suppliers are material to economic decision-making. In 4.6, we reflected that in a complete rewrite of the article attached to the icon. However, although it applies at all levels, that icon is physically located only on the large solution level, which not everyone uses. We.
Hi folks, As enterprises and government agencies embark on Lean-Agile transformation journeys to get value to end users faster, they tell us that they’re learning a lot along the way. Case in point: cultivating a continuous delivery mindset across the organization is critical to get everyone in the value stream collaborating cross-functionally to solve real problems. It’s a growing trend we’re seeing as more organizations around the world adopt SAFe®. This is a great story.
In one month, we’ll be gathering with the SAFe® community in The Hague, Netherlands—an extraordinary city if you haven’t been there—for the European SAFe Summit. We’ve packed the main conference agenda with lots of unique sessions, including engaging keynotes. I’d like to personally invite you to attend my keynote presentation—Accelerate! The Road to True Business Agility. I’ll be discussing why all aspects of the organization need to become more Agile in their approach, how to.
Hello, I’d like to personally invite you to register for the 2019 Global SAFe® Summit. This year, we’re holding the event at the Marriott Marquis in sunny San Diego, CA, from September 29 – October 4. It’s right on the marina, so when your brain gets saturated, you can step outside and let the Pacific ocean recharge your batteries. While we’re still working on the full agenda, you can expect interactive pre-conference training and post-conference.
Organizations just getting started with SAFe sometimes comment that the Framework can seem intimidating at first. Which is exactly why we created the SAFe Implementation Roadmap. But even with that guidance, it can be helpful for organizations to get an outside perspective when they embark on their SAFe journey. In this recent SD Times article, Targetprocess offers its take on getting started with SAFe — namely, eight steps to achieve a faster proof of concept of a SAFe implementation..