How Well is Agile Scaling for You?

How can you ensure that your scaled implementation will have a successful outcome?

The popularity of scaling frameworks like the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) has soared over the last five years. There are now scores of case-studies showing that these frameworks can drastically improve employee engagement, productivity and quality while reducing time-to-market. The case studies are, no doubt, based on the success stories.

YOU WILL LEARN:

In this webinar we consider tools and strategies to help you assess your scaled Agile implementation so that you can make any necessary course corrections.

  • How to evaluate your organization’s scaled agile implementation using a customizable assessment tool
  • How come up with a balanced scorecard by applying the assessment
  • How to come up with a corrective action plan to get your scaled Agile journey back on track

PDU: 1

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SCALED DEVOPS and CONTINUOUS DELIVERY with SAFe

Dean Leffingwell shares a new CALMR approach

DevOps and Continuous Delivery is all the rage these days. And why wouldn’t it be? What good does it do to be agile right up to the point where we can’t actually release the software?

Join Dean Leffingwell, co-founder and chief methodologist at Scaled Agile, Inc., as he describes how a CALMR approach — Culture, Automation, Lean-Flow, Measurement, and Recovery — to scaling DevOps and Continuous Delivery creates the foundation teams need to release value on demand. Hear how the practices and mechanisms of continuous exploration, continuous integration, and continuous deployment work in concert to build an efficient Continuous Delivery Pipeline.

Dean will review existing SAFe DevOps content and preview new content making its way into SAFe Guidance, and likely future versions of the Scaled Agile Framework®.

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2017 SAFe Summit Agenda Now Live!

October 2-6, 2017 / San Antonio, TX



We are pleased to announce the 2017 SAFe Summit main conference agenda. Attendees can look forward to a wide variety of sessions, covering both introductory and advanced topics from our SAFe Fellows and other experts.

In addition, we’ve upped the number of case studies, so you can learn first-hand from your peers. Below are a few of our featured sessions. Be sure to check out the full agenda on the 2017 SAFe Summit website.

Don’t forget to register by April 1st for the best rates!

Featured Sessions

Measuring Business Value
Business value is one of the most critical business drivers in SAFe. This session will describe aspects and uses of the SAFe business value parameter. In addition, you will learn how enterprises use Value Stream KPIs to help determine economic return and other beneficial business outcomes.


Identifying Value Streams and ARTs
Value Streams and Agile Release Trains are the fundamental SAFe constructs for organizing around a continuous flow of value delivery. This session will provide an overview of these critical concepts, and highlight the analysis and change management steps needed for an effective SAFe implementation.


How to Secure Buy-in for SAFe (Getting Leadership to the Tipping Point)
We all admit it. Change is hard. Those who have been through it often report that the SAFe transformation was one of the hardest—and absolutely the most rewarding—change processes they have experienced. In this combination workshop and session, SAI leadership will share some of the secrets they have learned that get leadership to the table, and to help assure they lead, rather than follow, the transformation.

**View FULL Agenda here: 2017 SAFe Summit Agenda Now Live!

Different Agile Approaches: XP, Scrum, Lean, Kanban, Scrumban

Get an overview of Agile approaches starting with eXtreme Programming (XP) & Scrum and then hear about Lean-Agile and its team oriented Kanban for software process.

Early Agile methods have been overly-team centric and have eschewed management.  While 2nd generation Agile methods build on a decades old history of Lean thinking and have extended agility in three ways that are not only required for an enterprise engagement but also for creating synergies that improve Agile at the team level:

  1. Extending the Team to across the Enterprise
  2. Extending Individual skill sets to Systemic Thinking
  3. Extending the Worker to include Management

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Scrum, Lean and Kanban: The Pragmatic Webinar Series Recordings

Part A: USING KANBAN TO IMPROVE SCRUM
Session 1: Key Kanban Practices – Explicit Policies, Managing Work in Progress and Visibility
Session 2: Using Theories of Flow to Manage Work involving Multiple Teams
Session 3: Using Service Level Agreements to Manage New Work

Part B: KANBAN:
Session 4: Starting a Non-Agile Team with Kanban
Session 5: Kanban is More Than a Set of Tools – the Mindset of Kanban
Session 6: Management’s Role in Lean-Agile

Part C: ADVANCED SCRUM AND KANBAN
Session 7: Transitioning to Kanban from Scrum
Session 8: Creating A Kanban Board from a Value Stream Map
Session 9: Comparing Scrum and Kanban

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