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SAFe Summit Registration Now Open!

You're invited to join us for the world's largest gathering of SAFe practitioners this October in San Antonio. The 2017 SAFe Summit is dedicated to building your success as you practice, train, or consult others in SAFe.

Last year was a sold-out success, and our plans for 2017 include even more training, breakout sessions, enterprise case studies, and inspiring keynotes—all the things that make the SAFe Summit such a rewarding conference.

This year's conference will be hosted in San Antonio, Texas at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort. Ensure your spot and save $300 with the Super Early Bird discount when you register by April 1.
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Microsoft publishes guidance for mapping SAFe to Visual Studio TFS Agile Tools

This new article provides guidance for mapping Visual Studio's Team Foundation Server (TFS) to SAFe. You'll find nearly 50 illustrated examples that show how SAFe concepts map to TFS Agile tools, how to plan and track SAFe projects, and how to configure TFS to support SAFe.



Does SAFe apply to small teams?

Long-time SAFe collaborator, Juha-Markus Aalto, shares how he leveraged the concepts behind SAFe for a small-sized team at his company. They faced the same multi-project challenges as a larger team delivering software to several customer specific projects, and required common planning and portfolio prioritization.  



The critical role of the SPC

Anyone who has been through a SAFe rollout knows that SPCs are as essential to a successful implementation as lungs are to breathing. They're so important that we’ve created a new guidance article that explores their role in the Framework. It includes: a deeper dive into their responsibilities in SAFe; a short discussion on how many SPCs are needed to drive and sustain an implementation; and what’s involved in training an SPC. 



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Video: Lean-Agile Transformation at SimCorp with IJI

As the provider of an investment management solution that manages over $19 trillion in assets, Simcorp couldn't afford to tip the boat when they decided to transform their organization from a heavily-governed waterfall process to Agile. With the help of Gold Partner Ivar Jacobson, they chose SAFe to make that transition, and their leap of faith paid off. In this short video, the key players who drove the SAFe rollout—from the VP and CIO to Agile coaches and Scrum Masters—share their stories of challenges and wins.



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60% faster time to market for Kantar Retail: provider of VR technology to Walmart and Target

Our time to market is impressive for an enterprise solution. It’s a competitive advantage in the market that we can make major product changes every two months.”
—Cédric Guyot, CEO, Virtual Reality at Kantar Retail

What’s particularly valuable in this case study is that Kantar Retail tracked metrics across three spectrums: Delivery, Finance, and Human Resources. The results are impressive, and their story is one of the better examples that highlights the across-the-board effect that SAFe can have on an enterprise.

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Seats available - US

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Washington, DC March 14–17

SAFe Product Mgr/Product Owner (PMPO)
San Mateo, March 21–22

SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)
New York City, March 23–24

SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)
Houston, March 27–28

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Santa Clara, April 4–7 

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Herndon, April 25–28 


Seats available - International

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Paris, March 14–17

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Johannesburg, March 27–30

SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)
Helsinki, April 10–11

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Mexico City, April 3–6

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Beijing, April 11–14

SAFe Product Mgr/Product Owner (PMPO)
Wiesbaden, April 20–21


Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe

Introduction à SAFe et les résultats dans les entreprises
Paris, France
March 6, 9:00am CET 

Dr. Steve Mayner, SPCT

WEBINAR: Meeting Regulatory and Industry Standards Compliance with SAFe
March 8, 10am–11pm MST - REGISTER HERE

Chris James, SAI President, COO

Scaleable DevOps with SAFe
Agile India 2017, Bengaluru
March 8, 2:45pm - REGISTER HERE

Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe

Meet Dean at The Scaled Agile Market Delft
Delft, Netherlands

March 9, 3:30pm CET  REGISTER HERE

Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe

Leadership in the SAFe Transformation
Amsterdam, Netherlands


Michael Stump, SAFe Fellow

SAFe Day 2017 with SAFe Partners
Kronberg, Germany

March 13, 11:00am CET  REGISTER HERE

Joe Vallone, SPCT

The Role of DevOps and Test in Agile; Deliver Value Early and Often
Innovate Virginia - Glen Allen, VA

March 17, 2:50pm–3:15pm EST REGISTER HERE

Michael Stump, SAFe Fellow

Slay the Change Management Dragon with SAFe
Agile Leadership Day - Cologne

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