All posts by : Dean Leffingwell

Deutsche Bahn delivers on time, and stays on track with digital transformation—with SAFe® on board

Deutsche Bahn delivers on time, and stays on track with digital transformation—with SAFe® on board

Case Studies

“For Deutsche Bahn Digital Sales, SAFe is the framework for the strategic digitalization program … With it, we are delivering faster and more effectively on our objectives, which drives our ability to compete in the digital age.” —Matthias Opitz, Senior Program Manager, DB Vertrieb, Deutsch Bahn In SAFe we rely heavily on the metaphor of the train. Value is released through the Agile Release Train (ART). Features are the passengers riding the train. The train.

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Essential SAFe helps Johnson Controls release 2-4X faster with 100% predictability

Essential SAFe helps Johnson Controls release 2-4X faster with 100% predictability

Case Studies

“SAFe brings so much more engagement, which has really been key for all parties. I wouldn’t want to do it any other way.” —Rajbir Bal, Program Manager, Access Control, JCI Our latest case study comes from Johnson Controls (JCI), a multinational conglomerate that produces automotive parts, electronics, and HVAC equipment. With 170,000 employees in more than 1,300 locations across six continents, they have experienced all the familiar aches and pains that come with having distributed.

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Introducing SAFe® 4.6 for Lean Enterprises—now live!

Introducing SAFe® 4.6 for Lean Enterprises—now live!

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks: On behalf of the entire Scaled Agile team and the SAFe Contributors, we are delighted to announce SAFe® 4.6 for Lean Enterprises. Why is this update important? It comes down to a single question. How can we better help you build a truly Lean enterprise? We looked at how the Framework has answered that question to date, combined that with what we’ve observed in organizations succeeding with SAFe, and a distinct picture emerged. What has come into focus.

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Agile and TBM: transforming the business of IT for the better

Agile and TBM: transforming the business of IT for the better

SAFe Updates

Hello Folks, The title above comes from a new article based on an interview which has just been posted at Emerge, a website from Apptio that features real-world experiences from IT leaders. You may have read an earlier post here, SAFe and Technology Business Management (TBM), where I noted that we were just beginning a journey of knowledge sharing and potential integration between SAFe and TBM. We’ve seen substantial interest from some of our customers on this topic..

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

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

Community News Events

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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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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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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