November 2018 / The Ultimate SAFe Resource: News, Articles, Videos, Downloads,
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Scaled Agile releases SAFe 4.6 role-based curriculum with 10 courses, all focused on mastering the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise

The unifying theme throughout Scaled Agile’s role-based curriculum is the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise, a SAFe 4.6 initiative that enables business agility by creating a culture of continuous improvement and value creation for the end customer with minimal waste and processes.

Two New Courses and Certifications

SAFe® Agile Software Engineering dives into the foundational practices and principles of Agile software engineering to accelerate high-quality software delivery. 

SAFe® for Government teaches agency employees and contractors how to apply SAFe within a government context and gain a solid understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset principles and practices. 

Save the date! European SAFe Summit slated for The Hague, Netherlands, May 7 – 10, 2019

Our first European SAFe Summit in 2018 was a sold-out success. In 2019, you can look forward to another SAFe Summit dedicated to serving the EMEA community in The Hague, Netherlands, May 7 – 10, 2019.

Stay tuned for announcements on registration, event website, and more.

If you're a Scaled Agile Partner interested in exhibitor opportunities, please reach out to your Partner Manager.

SAFe 4.5 and 4.6 websites in new locations

When launching a new version of the Framework, our practice is to provide the new and previous version concurrently. Here are the website locations for each active version of SAFe:

Though we will no longer be updating SAFe 4.5, we recognize that there are those of you who will need the 4.5 version for some time to come, so the SAFe 4.5 website will remain available throughout 2019. The complete set of SAFe 4.5 courseware will continue to be available during that period as well.

Bits and Chips article: Testing and Quality in SAFe

This article from Mette Bruhn-Pedersen and Derk-Jan de Grood provides insights into what SAFe says about quality and testing. The authors also share their thoughts on how, at the various layers of the Portfolio configuration, testers can contribute to embedding quality and testing measures.

Implementing Lean-Agile at Scale in Highly Regulated Industries, with Dr. Steve Mayner

Hosted by Platform Plus Partner Collabnet VersionOne, this recorded webinar with SAFe Fellow, Dr. Steve Mayner provides valuable lessons for ensuring compliance with SAFe:

  • Implementing a Lean Quality Management System (QMS) that builds in compliance iteratively throughout development
  • Breaking compliance concerns into small batches and automate as much as possible
  • Inviting compliance teams to inspect more frequently but also to help development teams learn more compliant patterns
  • Addressing compliance concerns early and often, reducing cost of change and delay, and making final approval a boring, non-event

Brazil Meetup: What's New in SAFe 4.6

Michael Stump, SAFe Fellow, VP Partner Dev. and Enablement

December 3, 19:00 – 21:00


Can HR/People Operations Benefit from SAFe to Drive Change to Business Agility?

Michael Stump, SAFe Fellow, VP Partner Dev. and Enablement

December 4, 11:35 – 12:25
Business Agility Brazil conference


Peru Meetup: What's New in SAFe 4.6

Michael Stump, SAFe Fellow, VP Partner Dev. and Enablement

December 6, 19:00 – 21:00

Scaled Agile, Inc
5400 Airport Blvd., Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80301