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Registration open for 2016 SAFe Summit

Join us for the SAFe event of the year—open to the entire SAFe community!

We're excited to announce that registration is open for the first-ever SAFe Summit this October. The Summit combines three key events: the two-day SAFe Summit, a learning and networking event for every level of SAFe practitioner; the SAFe Summit Training Day, an in-depth exploration of key topics; and the Partner Day, a day dedicated to Scaled Agile’s Partners.

Visit the Summit website, safesummit2016.com, to learn more about the info-packed agenda, sessions, speakers, and more. Space is filling up fast. Register now to hold your spot.

Partners, don't forget to register for Partner Day at the Summit!

New! SAFe 4.0 Reference Guide
Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering

Ideal for prepping for SAFe certification exams!

Captured for the first time in print, the SAFe body of knowledge is now available as a handy desktop reference to help you accomplish your mission of building better software and systems. Inside you’ll find complete coverage of what has, until now, only been available online at scaledagileframework.com. Scribble in the margins, read it on the plane, add sticky notes, and highlight relevant sections to make it your own.
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Agile HR with SAFe 4.0: fast-forwarding HR operations into the 21st century

New guidance article and white paper aligns HR mindset with SAFe

Dean Leffingwell and Agile HR expert, Fabiola Eyholzer, provide recommendations for how HR can evolve in the context of SAFe. The result is a new guidance article and white paper that describes the six basic themes that can guide leaders and their HR partners on how to address various aspects of more contemporary Lean-Agile people solutions.

Must Read

Introducing a simple Portfolio planning method

The SAFe Portfolio level has been evolving rapidly. Today, it incorporates a Lean-Agile budgeting model, a Kanban system for business and enabler epics, guidance for coordinating multiple value streams, connection to the enterprise business strategy, and more. But outside of the portfolio Kanban system, it hasn’t provided much actual guidance on planning for the implementation of epics. This new guidance article closes that gap with an incremental step that advances the tool-set for the SAFe Portfolio.



Video: Indispensible Elements of SAFe

Join SAFe Fellow, Alex Yakyma, and VersionOne's Sr. Director, Lee Cunningham, to find out which elements of SAFe are indispensable, and which ones you can adjust in your SAFe implementation. In this webinar you’ll learn:
  • What SAFe practices must be included in every implementation
  • What can be adjusted in the Framework
  • How to best meet your enterprise context


SAFe Foundations video gets extreme makeover

The SAFe Foundations video and companion slide presentation is a great tool for anyone tasked with communicating the concepts behind SAFe. Compared to its predecessor—which has long been our most popular download and video—the new presentation is shorter (23-minutes), and more professionally produced with animations and a cleaner visual presentation.


Missed SAFe at Agile2016?

All the SAFe presentations, videos, and podcasts are in one convenient location at scaledagile.com/agile2016. You’ll find:
  • Building High Assurance Systems with SAFe 4.0
  • Lean-Agile Development for Large Enterprises: Adding Hardware to the Mix
  • Four Fictional Faces of Scaled Stakeholder Management
  • Value Points: Maximizing Digital Services ROI Using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
  • Videos and podcasts from Technically Speaking, Agile Amped, and LeadingAgile

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) improves quality by 20% while delivering faster

In this HPE case study, you’ll find inspiration in how HPE coached teams through early initiatives and kept everyone speaking the same language during their SAFe transformation (even if they don’t speak the same native language).


Cisco reduces defect rates and drives continuous delivery of new features

This case study from Cisco reveals some impressive results—40% defect reduction—from their first round with SAFe, plus a number of other benefits that have convinced their IT folks to integrate SAFe as a key part of their strategy to deliver customer value. Not bad for the largest networking company in the world.


One of Australia's big four banks takes on 'Mission Impossible' with a SAFe Quickstart

When Westpac needed to add features to its online banking platform in a tight window, a SAFe Quickstart was the answer. "Everyone hearing the same message from the same trainers at the same time was a huge enabler for alignment and a 'one-team' culture."

 Mark Your Calendar

Seats available - US

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Santa Clara, September 13–16

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Herndon, September 20–23

SAFe Prod. Mgr./Prod. Owner (PMPO)
Boulder, September 27–28

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Boulder, October 18–21

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Pittsburgh, October 18–21

SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)
Boulder, November 1–2


Seats available - International

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Stockholm, August 30–Sept. 2

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Helsinki, September 19–22

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
New Delhi, September 27–30

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
London, October 25–28

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Bern, November 7–10

Implementing SAFe 4.0 (SPC4)
Wiesbaden, November 21–24


Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe

Webinar: SAFe 4.0 Emerging Best Practices and Real World Implementation Stories
Hosted by Summa Technology

September 13, 12:00pm EST

Michael Stump, SAFe Fellow

Meetup: SAFe Q&A - Zürich
September 12, 5:00pm CEST /

Meetup: SAFe Q&A - Bern
September 13, 5:00pm CEST /

Conference: Agile Leadership Day - Zürich
Organizing Around Value

September 14, 11:30am CEST / REGISTER HERE

Jennifer Fawcett, SAFe Fellow

Meetup: Successful SAFe Implementation Approach - Zürich
September 15, 5:30pm CEST  REGISTER HERE

Steve Mayner, SAFe Sr. Program Consultant

Conference: DevOps Ent. Summit - San Francisco
The Secret Weapon in the DevOps Adoption Battle

November 7–9, time TBD
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