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Shiny Objects and SAFe

Recently, while I was teaching new teams on how Scrum fits in a larger Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) structure, the question kept coming up from a product owner. “Yes, all this new Scrum stuff is great, BUT how do I juggle multiple … Continue reading

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Building Complex Systems with SAFe

By Alex Yakyma and Harry Koehnemann Version 4.0 of the Scaled Agile Framework® SAFe® was released just about two months ago but has already generated keen interest on behalf of complex systems builders and large software enterprises. The new version … Continue reading

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Is it time for a SAFe Health Check?

Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is exciting!  It’s easy to see the possibilities that the framework can bring to your enterprise as it blends numerous best practices, values, and principles with a constantly evolving library of courseware. If you’ve begun your SAFe … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things to Know About SAFe 4.0

Are you considering Scaled Agile FrameworkⓇ (SAFeⓇ) 4.0 for your organization? You’re not alone. More than a thousand people participated in VersionOne’s recent AgileLIVE webinar series on SAFe 4.0 featuring Dean Leffingwell, the co-founder and chief methodologist at Scaled Agile, Inc. … Continue reading

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3 Things To Like About SAFe 4.0

Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) 4.0 for Lean Software and Systems Engineering was officially unveiled last month, and I like what I see. Here are three things that stand out to me: The Framework Has Matured I believe that SAFe can … Continue reading

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How VersionOne Supports SAFe 4.0

Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) 4.0 clarifies many aspects of the framework that have been evolving since its inception. It also adds explicit support for the development of very large systems. Even so, you may still be finding your SAFe transformation a little … Continue reading

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7 Tips We Learned About SAFe from Dean Leffingwell

SAFe is a marathon, not a sprint, and it can sometimes be fairly challenging, so who better to provide some tips than Dean Leffingwell, the creator of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). Here are seven tips I learned from the recent AgileLIVE … Continue reading

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Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail: Succeed with Agile Planning Framework and Its Four Planning Objectives

              In the first blog post of this series of six, I explained the need for Agile Planning Framework with its four planning levels. In this second blog post, I explain four objectives at … Continue reading

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Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail: Succeed with Agile Planning Framework and its Four Planning Levels

              Many people know that agile planning is different from big up-front detailed planning done in traditional or waterfall projects.  However, there are many misconceptions or only partial understandings of agile planning. In this … Continue reading

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Improving Agile Portfolio Management Coordination

                Simply producing status reports in an enterprise with hundreds of software development teams isn’t enough to ensure that your products will be delivered on time. You have to ensure that the plans, … Continue reading

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