All posts by : DeanLeffingwell
Hi Folks, One of the coolest things about our mission at Scaled Agile is that the challenge of ‘helping people build the world’s most important systems’ lays ahead of us and not behind. As we look into the future, we see our customer needs—and the complexity of the systems they build—growing, putting even greater demands on SAFe. To meet these demands, we are evolving the Framework team. My teammates are some of the smartest and.
Pains and Gains of Leadership in the Digital Age—Dean’s DevOps Enterprise Summit Presentation
In a world full of conferences, there are many worthwhile, but only a handful I consider ‘must-attend.’ On that list is the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES), sponsored by IT Revolution and held in Las Vegas last week. This year, I was honored to be invited to present a plenary session. As I considered my topic, I thought about what this event stands for and how I might provide something useful to this particular audience at.
What You Can Gain from the 2022 SAFe Summit, Even if You Didn’t Attend
Hi Folks, After three long years of virtual events, I came back from our in-person SAFe Summit feeling deeply inspired and energized. Seeing the faces of our community not distorted by Zoom backgrounds, and getting real hugs, was a pleasure that I will never again take for granted. A huge thanks to everyone who attended, our Partner community, and the Scaled Agile team for making this such a memorable, and impactful, event. For those of.
Accelerating Value Flow with SAFe
With its roots in Agile, Lean, and DevOps, SAFe has always been a flow-based system. Empowered, cross-functional Agile teams pull work from an economically prioritized backlog to deliver the most value in the shortest time. The Continuous Delivery Pipeline helps teams deliver quickly and directly to the customer. But the goal of the enterprise isn’t to be Agile, Lean, or SAFe; the goal is to provide a continuous flow of value to the customer. That.
2022 SAFe Summit returns to in-person event in Denver Aug. 22 – 25
Hi Folks, Next month,1,200 attendees will be gathering in Denver, Colorado for the 2022 SAFe Summit. After two long years in Zoom meetings and virtual events, I can’t tell you how excited I am to see this event go back to its in-person roots. The main conference will run for two days (August 23 – 24) with post-conference workshops on the 25th, and Partner Day on the 22nd. I hope you’ll join us for what.
Spring Launch Unveils 20+ Resources to Help Transition Skills from the Classroom to the Workplace
Hi Folks, There’s no question that moving from the classroom to applying SAFe in real-world environments can be daunting. That’s why our teams are always laser-focused on helping the community successfully make that transition with new enablement resources. But there’s also no question that continuous delivery of new content makes announcing cool new things a bit challenging. After all, we can’t announce new features every day as we don’t want to be flooding everyone’s Inbox..
Three creative ways SAFe is leveraged in the field: Porsche Digital, Fadata, and University of South Florida
Hi Folks, We enjoy monitoring the news to see what our customers are up to with SAFe and recently we bumped into some articles that you might find inspiring: Turbo-boost collaboration with SAFe-friendly spaces As many of us return to the office, we’re reminded how important it is to have physical spaces that support SAFe practices such as daily standups, team meetings, and PI Planning. Here’s a great example from Germany. Healthcare platform provider Fadata.
Mik + 1 Podcast with Dean: Practices and Behaviors of High-performing Teams
Hi Folks, I recently sat down with one of my heroes, Mik Kersten, to talk about what it means to be a high-performing team. Mik wrote Project to Product, a breakthrough book that is influencing the way many businesses are tackling the challenges of digital disruption. His podcast series, Mik + 1, delivers “nothing-off-the-record” conversations with industry leaders that run the gamut from digital transformation to delivering software at scale. In our conversation, we focus.
Stories from the Field: Eight New Customer Story Videos
One of the highlights of the SAFe Summit each year is hearing directly from our customers. Their experiences in applying SAFe to achieve business goals, and the lessons they learn along the way, motivate and inform the work that we do, and feed directly into the continued evolution of the Framework. And therefore, I am delighted to announce that eight new customer story videos, recorded for the SAFe Summit 2021, are now available on our.
Accelerating Time to Market with the Business Agility Value Stream
Hello everyone, Each year as I prepare for our annual SAFe Summit, I pause a bit to think more deeply about the future of software and systems development, and how that will impact the evolution of SAFe. This year, I paid particular attention to a somewhat different source of information—specifically the financial markets—where I was looking to see what forward-thinking technology investments will likely alter the course of the industry. It started to become clear,.
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