Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe): Worth Looking Into?

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the concept of enterprise agile and how the heck to do it. Agile development roots point to a very team-centric concept. And its success has piqued interest from other teams, other business units, and larger enterprises when it comes to scaling agile faster, better and easier. In fact, more than 61% of VersionOne customers recently said they’re in the process of scaling agile across their organizations.

The potential of agile is awesome… but it can be difficult to successfully adopt. For people who have been there, they can tell you it’s hard…but worth it. If you’re planning an enterprise agile project and worry what growing pains you’ll run into, you’re not alone.

One highly effective approach I encourage you to look into is the concept of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Ever heard of it? Dean Leffingwell, a renowned methodologist, coach, entrepreneur and author is giving a presentation on SAFe which you won’t want to miss:

AgileLIVE Webinar:“Accelerate Enterprise Agile Adoption with Scaled Agile Framework”
Join your peers for this two-part webinar series. Register Now!

Part I – Monday, May 13th at 12 Noon EDT
Join Dean Leffingwell for an overview of SAFe, a publicly-accessible knowledge base of proven lean and agile practices for enterprise-class software development. You’ll learn how SAFe enables you to:

  • Deliver business results that scale
  • Keep your development system – and enterprise – lean
  • Increase responsiveness to rapidly changing market needs

Part II – Wednesday, May 22th at 12 Noon EDT
Join us for a look into how VersionOne supports SAFe and helps accelerate adoption of enterprise agile. Andy Powell, Product Evangelist and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant, along with Lee Cunningham, Enterprise Agile Coach, will focus predominantly on the Portfolio and Program levels of SAFe and will demonstrate how VersionOne provides:

  • Metrics that enable your business leadership to make more informed decisions
  • Visualizations to help program managers pinpoint areas of risk
  • Collaboration capabilities to capture the “why” behind key decisions

If you can’t make this series, no sweat. The focus of this year’s series is helping organizations maximize the benefits of enterprise agile, so stay tuned for info on future AgileLIVE webinars!

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