All posts by : Richard Knaster

Right-Sizing Features for SAFe Program Increments

Right-Sizing Features for SAFe Program Increments

SAFe Updates

Hello Folks: Our friend and ‘mad scientist’ Ian Spence has more than his share of street cred when it comes to working with SAFe. He is the Chief Scientist at Gold Partner Ivar Jacobson International, was one of the first SPCTs in Europe (the highest SAFe certification possible), and has worked with Dean Leffingwell for over 15 years. His deep knowledge of Agile and his vast experience leading large-scale transformations have given him a exceptionally.

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SAFe 4.0 Distilled: A Practical Guide for Implementing the World’s Leading Framework for Enterprise Agility

SAFe 4.0 Distilled: A Practical Guide for Implementing the World’s Leading Framework for Enterprise Agility

SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

The SAFe knowledge base on this website is an invaluable resource for people who build software and systems, however, navigating the guidance can be daunting for the uninitiated. SAFe is a robust framework supported by hundreds of web pages. Where do you start? In what order should you read the articles? What information is really important to you and when? We get it. There’s a Wikipedia aspect to the SAFe body of knowledge that takes.

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The Importance of Right-Sized Epics in SAFe

The Importance of Right-Sized Epics in SAFe

Partners SAFe Updates

Alan Shalloway, CEO of NetObjectives, a Scaled Agile Gold partner, is an SPC and a long-time community contributor to SAFe. With over 40 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, SAFe, Scrum and agile design. Al always has unique and insightful observations about software and systems development. Recently, Al and I were collaborating on how to tackle some important SAFe implementation challenges, and I was excited to learn about.

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Invitation-based SAFe implementation

Invitation-based SAFe implementation

SAFe Updates

Howdy folks: Yuval Yeret, CTO of AgileSparks, is an SPC and a SPCT candidate.  He is a prolific blogger on the topics of Agile, Lean, Kanban, SAFe and more. Yuval has over 17 years of industry experience and always has an interesting viewpoint and pragmatic advice. AgileSparks is a Scaled Agile gold partner. Yuval has written a novel guidance article on how an invitation-based approach to implementing SAFe can create a more collaborative organizational change effort..

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SAFe Website Updates and new Glosssary

SAFe Website Updates and new Glosssary

SAFe Updates

Hi folks: In the spirit of relentless improvement, we’re pleased to announce three significant changes to the SAFe website: 1. Revised Glossary The SAFe glossary has been updated to make it clearer, shorter, simpler and easier to read, as well as preparing it for a localization spike. The spike will cover Spanish, French and Simplified Chinese. If the spike goes well, the glossary will be translated into a total of 14 languages! 2. New Resources Menu The menu’s have.

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Value Stream KPIs

Value Stream KPIs

SAFe Updates

Hello folks, For the last month or so, we (ScaledAgile,Inc.) have been going though our 2017 planning strategic planning process, adhering as strictly as possible to SAFe guidance. We’ve established the strategic themes, vision and budgets for our two primary value streams:  framework and courseware. In so doing, we also needed to establish the KPIs which define the expected results and returns from each value stream. So the model is:  strategic themes affect value stream vision, which.

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New SAFe 4.0 Introduction Whitepaper

New SAFe 4.0 Introduction Whitepaper

SAFe Resources SAFe Updates

Greetings everyone! We told you it’s coming, and many of you have been asking about it, so I’m happy to announce that the first whitepaper on SAFe 4.0 has been published, and is available for you to download at scaledagile.com/safe-whitepaper. The official title is SAFe 4.0 Introduction: Overview of the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering. The white paper distills the essence of SAFe from hundreds of website pages to just twenty-five, and.

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How User Experience (UX) fits within a SAFe environment

How User Experience (UX) fits within a SAFe environment

Lessons from the Trenches Partners SAFe Updates

Matt Kortering, UX Specialist at Universal Mind, recently shared his experiences about SAFe in his blog post “How UX fits within a SAFe environment.” Matt is currently serving as a UX Architect for one of Universal Mind’s larger clients, along with several of his colleagues (over 8 UX team members). Originally, Matt and his team were skeptical about how UX would work within SAFe. The framework has guidance about UX, but lacked the detail his.

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Case Study: Medical Technology Leader Leverages SAFe to Free Teams from Silos, Align the Enterprise

Case Study: Medical Technology Leader Leverages SAFe to Free Teams from Silos, Align the Enterprise

Case Studies Customer Stories

When we learn about companies like Elekta who are in the very serious business of improving the lives of people facing cancer or brain disorders, we are inspired. And when we heard that they had adopted SAFe and wanted to share their story, we were excited to hear about their experience. As one of the world’s leading medical technology innovators, Elekta provides solutions that touch over 100,000 patients a day worldwide. Headquartered in Stockholm, they.

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