November 2017 / The Ultimate SAFe Resource: News, Articles, Videos, Downloads,
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Download presentations from the 2nd annual SAFe Summit - an extraordinary week in San Antonio

Nearly 1200 attendees from 27 countries trekked to San Antonio for the 2nd annual SAFe Summit last month, making it the largest gathering of its kind to focus exclusively on SAFe and its community of practice.

With five full days of trainings, keynotes, break-out sessions, and networking—and even a real rodeo—the sold-out event represented a major milestone in the history of the Framework. If you didn't get a chance to attend, you can now enjoy many of the presentations delivered at the event:

  • Inspirational keynotes from Mel Robbins, Gene Kim, Don Reinertsen, and Scaled Agile Co-founder and Chief Methodologist Dean Leffingwell
  • Over 30 breakout presentations covering a wide range of topics including Empathetic Leadership, Measuring Business Value, SAFe for Government, and Financial Aspects of Lean Portfolio Management
  • 20 Lightning Talks selected by attendees
  • Case study presentations from some of the largest implementations on record including Intel, Capital One, and Standard Bank

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New survey identifies SAFe as the leading scaling framework

For its first annual Scaling Agile Report, cPrime surveyed more than 5,000 professionals interested in Agile practices to see how companies view the importance of scaling their Agile development methods and practices across their organization.

Among many interesting findings, the survey notes that SAFe was preferred by twice as many survey respondents as the next most popular option. Download a copy of the report here.

Download our new white paper: SAFe 4.5 Introduction

Looking for an easy-to-read high-level overview of the Framework? Download Scaled Agile's newest white paper, SAFe® 4.5 Introduction: Overview of the Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Enterprises.

You’ll learn about the core values, principles, practices, and implementation strategies that make SAFe so effective.

 And you’ll also be introduced to the four configurations that support the full range of development environments: Full SAFe, Large Solution SAFe, Portfolio SAFe, and Essential SAFe.

The white paper helps provide an initial level of education for leaders, managers, and executives to help them reach the tipping point for SAFe adoption. It is also helpful for preparing students to take SAFe courses and pass certification tests. Download now


InfoQ Interview with SAFe Distilled authors Richard Knaster and Dean Leffingwell

Ben Linders from InfoQ recently interviewed Richard and Dean about their book, SAFe Distilled, including their broader views about scaling Agile development in the large enterprise. The interview provides a good perspective on why businesses get results with SAFe and why they felt the community needed this book. Click here to read the interview and to get a free preview of the book.

Steve Mayner joins Gene Kim and friends for the DevOps Enterprise Summit Continuous Discussion podcast

How leadership matters for your DevOps success

In the run up to the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES17) in San Francisco, conference host Gene Kim led a roundtable discussion on the attributes of transformational leadership that impact your DevOps journey, and the way leaders can learn to lead in this way. Scaled Agile’s own Dr. Steve Mayner, SPCT, contributed his experience and perspective on engaging key leadership, employing empathy, and overcoming barriers to transformation.


Standard Bank speeds time-to-market by 23x after adopting SAFe

Africa's largest bank found a solution in SAFe for delivering value across organizational silos as it embarks on approximately 600 IT projects every year involving the more than 2,000 systems that support operations in 20 sub-Saharan countries.

  • Time-to-market – Reduced from 700 to 30 days
  • Deployments – Increased from once or twice a year to monthly
  • Productivity – Increased 50%
  • Cost – Decreased by 77%
  • Predictability – Now at 68%
  • Organizational health – Improved by 12 percentage points

Thales InFlyt Experience takes off with SAFe by doubling the frequency of product releases

A clear vision for implementing Agile at scale helped Thales innovate in-flight entertainment and connectivity solutions to serve 300,000,000 passengers across 75 partner airlines in a highly regulated industry.

  • Innovation – Two times faster in introducing releases
  • Quality – Spots bugs faster to meet and exceed customer expectations
  • Morale – Employees report higher engagements and satisfaction

CapitalOne: Reimagining product and delivery through Agile at scale

SAFe provides the foundation, practices, and methodologies to help Agile teams interact and plan together, and coordinate multiple teams working on the product at the same time.

  • Employee engagement – Increased 15-20%
  • Sustainability – Employed Agile at scale across the enterprise, business and tech
  • Culture – Drastic shift from outsourced applications to building internally

Take a SAFe L.E.A.P. Part II

Inbar Oren, SAFe Fellow
Vikas Kapila, SPCT

November 6, 12:00am EDT

SAFe for Government Programs

Steve Mayner, SPCT and Senior Consultant
Harry Koehnemann, 321 Gang

November 9, 9:00am MST

Transformational Leadership and DevOps – Beyond the Research

DevOps Enterprise Summit, San Francisco
Steve Mayner, SPCT and Senior Consultant

November 13, 11:10am – 11:40am PST

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