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SAFe 4.0 Retirement Coming Soon!

SAFe 4.0 Retirement Coming Soon!

SAFe Updates

Hello Folks, Just want to give you a quick update that SAFe 4.0 will be retired on September 30, 2018. As we committed, we’ve supported this version for over a year following the introduction of SAFe 4.5 in June 2017. Here are the important end-of-life dates to keep in mind: 8/31/18 – The last day to purchase SAFe 4.0 courseware. This is also the last day for SAs and SPCs to upgrade from SAFe 3.0 to.

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Lean-Agile Leading and Managing – Revisited

Lean-Agile Leading and Managing – Revisited

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, We’ve been engaged in continuous dialog and feedback sessions regarding the role of Lean-Agile Leadership. Most of you know that we have a short, overpacked Leadership Module in Leading SAFe. It’s always well received, and people generally want more time on it, rather than the 90 minutes we give it there. But two days is still two days, so we are going to stick with that timebox in Leading SAFe. So, the larger.

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What’s new at the upcoming SAFe Summit? Almost everything.

What’s new at the upcoming SAFe Summit? Almost everything.

Community News Events SAFe Updates

In just a couple of months we’ll be gathering in Washington, DC for the 3rd annual Global SAFe Summit. Feedback from last year’s Summit in San Antonio was overwhelmingly positive, and there were many of you who asked us to broaden our horizons to include an even greater diversity of topics and speakers. We got the message and immediately set to work designing this year’s event with that in mind. Biggest & most diverse program.

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Large Solution level key to managing diverse entities for Finland’s largest telecom provider

Large Solution level key to managing diverse entities for Finland’s largest telecom provider

SAFe Updates

“SAFe seemed like a 1-to-1 match for us. Someone had already come up with a model to address our needs, which brought better requirements management, prioritization, governance, and a common language for the entire organization.” —Risto Reinikainen, Head of Lean Agile Center of Excellence, Telia Finland Our latest case study comes from Telia, the largest mobile operator in Finland and one of the country’s biggest providers of landline telephone and internet services. There’s a cool.

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Field Notes from SAFe Thought Leaders

Field Notes from SAFe Thought Leaders

Lessons from the Trenches SAFe Updates

Hello Folks, We’ve just returned from our first Regional SAFe Summit in Frankfurt, Germany. I hope to provide an update on that fairly soon. It’s a busy time but we’re good at multitasking and I wanted to share a couple of new thought leadership items that We’ve found in the SAFe community. SAFe SPCT Yuval Yeret from Scaled Agile Gold SPCT Partner AgileSparks has written a blog post, ‘Scaling Agile Marketing with SAFe – Overview.‘.

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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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