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Download presentations from the 2018 Global SAFe Summit—an extraordinary week in Washington, DC

A few weeks ago, over 1,600 attendees from 500 companies and 30 countries gathered in Washington, DC for the 3rd annual Global SAFe Summit.

With five full days of trainings, keynotes, break-out sessions, and networking—not to mention the announcement of SAFe 4.6—the sold-out event represented another 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, including:

  • Keynotes such as those from Geoffrey Moore: Zone to Win—Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption, Ash Maurya: Continuous Innovation, Scott Prugh: SAFe and DevOps—What a strange and wonderful trip it’s been!
  • Over 35 breakout presentations on a wide range of topics, and ones voted most popular: Lean Portfolio Management Demystified, The 'ART' of Value Streams, and Measuring Business Value.
  • Nearly 30 Lightning Talks selected by attendees.
  • Customer stories from AmerisourceBergen, Australian Welfare Services, and Pôle emploi.


Now, the countdown begins to 2019!
Mark your calendar for October 2 3
Global SAFe Summit Main Conference in San Diego, CA

Kick-start your understanding of SAFe 4.6 and the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise

Launched just a few weeks ago, SAFe 4.6 is the next, most important step in achieving and sustaining a competitive advantage in an increasingly digital age.

To understand what's new in the Framework—including the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise and why they are critical to succeeding—there are multiple resources to get you started with SAFe 4.6:

SD Times features SAFe's CALMR approach to DevOps

For its 2018 DevOps Showcase, SD Times turned to SAFe Fellow, Inbar Oren, to weigh in on how organizations can implement change faster and provide value on demand. Topics include extending DevOps to the full Value Stream, why Agile without DevOps is a mistake, and SAFe's holistic approach to DevOps that includes Culture, Automation, Lean Flow, Measurement, and Recovery (CALMR).


Essential SAFe helps Johnson Controls release 2 - 4X faster with 100 percent predictability

A multinational conglomerate that produces automotive parts, electronics, and HVAC equipment, Johnson Controls was struggling with planning, predicting releases, and committing to and delivering on time. Their first attempt at SAFe saw its share of stumbles, but their determination to inspect, adapt, and improve delivered impressive results:

  • Delivery of releases 2 – 4X more frequently than before
  • Reduction in size of bug backlog by at least 3X
  • Delivery on commitments 100 percent of the time
  • Appreciation by customers and stakeholders for feedback provided during the process, instead of at the end

Agile Amped podcasts catch the buzz from the Global SAFe Summit

With what's become a favorite Summit tradition, Transformation Partner, Accenture | SolutionsIQ, held its Agile Amped interviews in the Exhibit Hall. A big thanks to host Adam Mattis who captured some of the latest thinking and experiences around SAFe, including:

Recorded Webinar: Driving Innovation in the Enterprise with Lean Thinking and SAFe

In this recorded webinar hosted by Platform Partner Collabnet VersionOne, SAFe creator Dean Leffingwell illustrates how seemingly disparate practices—like Agile, Scaled Agile, Lean Startup, Lean UX, DevOps and Continuous Delivery—need not be separate initiatives, but rather a continuum that helps enterprises deliver more innovative solutions at a velocity they could only imagine before.



Traditional IT Project Cost Accounting and Agile Development Don’t Match

Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe and Chief Methodologist

November 2, 2:00pm – 2:50pm PST
Technology Business Management Conference (TBM ) Conference, Las Vegas

Le devenir de l’architecture d'entreprise face à l’agile

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

November 14, 17:35 – 18:05
Enterprise Architecture Day conference, Paris

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

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