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PMPO Course Gets Full SAFe® 4.0 Makeover

SAFe 4.0 PMPO certification empowers Product Managers and Product Owners to effectively navigate their role in a SAFe enterprise and drive continuous delivery of customer value

This two-day course has been fully updated to leverage the latest benefits of SAFe 4.0. It provides an in-depth understanding of how the Product Manager (PM) and Product Owner (PO) roles operate in a SAFe enterprise to support product development flow and drive the continuous delivery of value to the customer. As the demand for training and support of SAFe accelerates around the world, the PMPO certification is fast becoming a must-have credential for Product Managers and Product Owners.

PMPO public classes are available in multiple cities, including Boulder, Delhi, Paris, Bangalore, Stockholm, and Bilthoven.


VersionOne Releases Advanced Platform Support for SAFe 4.0

VersionOne’s platform for scaling software agility adds several new features that directly support SAFe 4.0, including: a new Program Board for coordinating across multiple teams and visualizing cross-team dependencies, Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Portfolio Item ranking, and interactive multi-team Program Increment/Release Planning on a single screen. In addition, VersionOne Continuum™ for DevOps now includes the ability to view a graphical timeline of work item history and a visual depiction of the development phases (development, test, stage, and production) of your DevOps product workflows.

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How UX Fits Within a SAFe Environment

UX Architect Matt Kortering and the team from Silver Partner Universal Mind were apprehensive about how user experience would be handled within SAFe. Working with a large client requiring native iOS, Android, and responsive web, they took the plunge and rolled out five feature teams working in SAFe. They captured learnings along the way, which they are sharing in this new article that provides tips on how to better integrate UX with SAFe.


SAFe PI Planning Tips

The importance of PI Planning in SAFe can't be emphasized enough. Real world implementations have proven many times over that better planning equals better business outcomes. SAFe provides considerable guidance for PI Planning, but what about those little bits of information you learn in your first few iterations? Our Silver Partner, Elabor8, has picked up those little bits along the way, and has captured them in this new article.

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Video - How to Identify & Coordinate Your Value Streams with SAFe 4.0

Presented by Alex Yakyma, SAFe Fellow at Scaled Agile, and Lee Cunningham, Sr. Director of Enterprise Agile Strategy at VersionOne

Are you challenged with building complex systems? Then you don’t want to miss this recorded webinar for insights on using SAFe 4.0 for applying Lean and Agile practices at enterprise scale. This video provides an in-depth overview of managing large value streams with SAFe 4.0. You will learn how to:

• Discover Value – Identify value within the enterprise and understanding value streams
• Identify Value Streams – Break down value streams
• Identify ARTs – Determine the best value stream to start with


Video - SAFe 4.0 in 5 Minutes

Presented by Inbar Oren, SAFe Fellow at Scaled Agile

Introducing SAFe to people who are unfamiliar with it can sometimes seem like a daunting task. People build really big systems with SAFe, so SAFe is not a trivial framework. As part of our efforts to make SAFe more accessible, we’ve just released a short, informal five-minute video, which gives a brief overview of SAFe and how it works.


Podcast - Join Dean Leffingwell for "What’s New With SAFe"

It's always a treat to hear about SAFe from its creator, Dean Leffingwell. In this Projects at Work podcast, Dean talks about business results over method debates, Agile, Lean, Scrum, Kanban, and the latest update to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe 4.0), which features extensive refinements and new guidance to help enterprises organize around value delivery.

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Say Hello to ART!

Meet ART, our tiny but mighty Ambassador of SAFe. He spends his days jet-setting around the globe embracing everything that represents goodness in the Framework. Racking up more frequent flier miles than James Bond, ART has been spotted in exotic locations like Madrid, Zurich, Sydney, and Iceland! He spent 3 days hugging Scrum Masters in Orlando, and a few days later was caught sneaking into a New York Rangers game and pilfering beers from unsuspecting Agilists.

If you're lucky enough to catch ART on the road, take a snapshot and tweet with the hashtag, #WhereisART. You'll have to be quick! Like his namesake, ART is busy continuously delivering value, so don't expect him to hold still while you're looking for the camera icon on your phone.
Mark Your Calendar

Seats available - US

SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)
Orlando, June 6–7

Product Manager/Product Owner (PMPO)
Boulder, June 7–8

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Raleigh, June 14–17

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Boulder, June 21–24

SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)
Boulder, June 15–16


Seats available - International

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Edinburgh, June 13–16

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4) with Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe
Munich, July 13–16

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Budapest, August 9–12

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Copenhagen, August 15–18

Catch them on the road

Michael Stump, SAFe Fellow

IT Spring 2016 in Minsk
Leading the Lean-Agile Software or Systems Enterprise with SAFe

May 29, 17:15 /

Michael Stump, SAFe Fellow

WEBINAR, sponsored by Knowledgehut
Exploring SAFe® and the Certification Benefits

JUNE 21, 08:00AM MDT /

Steve Mayner, SAFe Sr. Program Consultant

DC Lean Enterprise Meetup - Herndon
Scaling Agile in the Government Space – Common Questions and Uncommon Answers

June 9, 6:00pm EST 

Inbar Oren, SAFe Fellow

Agile Israel 2016
How to make sure you scale Agile safely (Hebrew)

June 21