With so many enterprises adopting SAFe over the years, we’ve learned what works, what doesn’t, and what the success stories have in common. One thing we know for certain—implementations that deliver results may vary somewhat in context and execution, but all share a common attribute; a workforce well trained and educated in SAFe practices, and a desire for continuous learning and improvement. Experience tells us that face-to-face training is ideal, but realities in the field.
Earlier this year, we published our first draft of the Essential SAFe® Big Picture via blog post. Since then, we have received lots of comments, from the blog, our classroom settings, direct customer and analyst feedback, and more. It’s compellingly obvious that this simpler, essential view is a clear aid to understanding the minimum roles and practices that are necessary to be successful with a SAFe implementation. Simple is good. Feedback is good, too. To that end, we have now incorporated the.
We always like to hear about early wins from new adopters of the Framework, but of course the real test of any method lies in how well it serves an organization over time. SEI—a leading global provider of wealth management solutions—launched their first ART in early 2014, and saw some impressive results: 20%-25% increase in client satisfaction Reduced code branching from 5 – 7 on average to a single code branch Delivered higher value business.
Hi Folks, This “Highlights” series captures the SAFe news and activities that haven’t been covered in other posts, but provide real value to the community. Here’s the latest roundup—a mix of new perspectives, understanding, and practical steps for successful implementation of the Framework. New Product Manager /Product Owner (PMPO) Course and Certification The SAFe 4.0 Product Manager / Product Owner course with PMPO Certification has been added to Scaled Agile’s role-based curriculum offering. Click here.
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.
Hello SAFe community! I’m Steve Mayner. I recently joined Scaled Agile, Inc. after years as an SPC and SAFe® Gold Partner. Shortly after I came on board I was given the opportunity to help improve a few of the framework articles. We’re excited to share with you our updated insights on Communities of Practice. This new article provides deeper grounding in the CoP body of knowledge, and also offers specific step-by-step guidance for forming, growing,.
Hi Folks, We’ve been taking a pass through the nine SAFe Lean-Agile Principles articles with an eye towards continuous improvement, and also to better align these critical articles with the courseware that depends on them. After all, without firm principles, even a good framework doesn’t have a solid foundation to stand on. One of the first orders of business was the restructuring of Principle #1 – Take an economic view, and its partner article (and.
Matt Kortering, a 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.
Hi All, Introducing SAFe to people that are unfamiliar with it can sometimes seem like a daunting task. People build really big systems with SAFe, so SAFe is not a trivial framework. As part of our efforts to make SAFe more accessible (for one such example, see the blog post on Essential SAFe), we’ve just released a short, informal five-minute video, which gives a brief overview of SAFe and how it works. You can find it here. SPCs have.
Effective and continuous delivery of value through execution of Program Increments (PIs) is a hallmark of successful SAFe programs. Product Managers and Product Owners help drive that value by defining and sequencing the team and program backlogs. To succeed, they must have the knowledge and training needed to perform effectively in a SAFe environment. To this end, we are happy to announce the release of a new SAFe 4.0 PM/PO course with certification. This course will enable the PM/PO team to effectively navigate their role.