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New book helps you navigate your way to a successful SAFe implementation


SAFe 4.0 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Software and Systems Engineering

Authors Richard Knaster and Dean Leffingwell deliver a compelling narrative that makes the business case for SAFe, provides an in-depth view of the key components that make SAFe effective, and gives practical advice on how to effectively implement the Framework’s principles and practices. The “Implementing SAFe” section alone is worth the price of the book as it will help you avoid many of those ‘I wish I’d known that earlier’ moments.

SAFe® 4.0 Distilled is the book we’ve all been waiting for. It breaks down the complexity of the Framework into easily digestible explanations and actionable guidance. A must-have resource for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners.”
Lee Cunningham, Sr. Director, Enterprise Agile Strategy at VersionOne, Inc.
 
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Our most popular recorded webinar for Project Managers!

 

Opportunities for Project Managers in the Lean-Agile Enterprise with SAFe


The shift toward Lean-Agile approaches for software and systems development continues to grow at an accelerated rate. As a result, the opportunities for Project Managers in the midst of this transition have never been greater. In this recorded webinar, SAFe Fellow Richard Knaster (PMP, PMI-ACP) and SPCT and Senior Consultant Dr. Steve Mayner (PMP, PMI-ACP) outline the opportunities for Project Managers within the context of SAFe. They also discuss how SAFe addresses core PMI knowledge areas such as: scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, and risk management.

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Northwestern Mutual saves $12 million and delivers 18 months ahead of schedule with SAFe and ... cows?


The whole organization is in the heart of a major transformation and we’re leveraging SAFe to accelerate our Lean-Agile IT transformation. We’re at a whole other level that I don’t think would have happened as quickly or with as much impact if we’d just had a handful of Scrum teams.”
—Jill Schindler, Manager, Client Digital Experience, Northwestern Mutual

There's a lot to learn from the SAFe rollout at Northwestern Mutual. Their commitment to continuous learning and improvement is evident in every step of their implementation journey. They are delivering faster, improving their bottom line, and boosting employee engagement. It's not surprising that they were named by FORTUNE® magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies. What is surprising is the creative way they use cows on their ART program board. Read the study to get the bovine connection.

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censhare: SAFe increases employee satisfaction, provides hiring edge for digital communication leader


Having a clear methodology and training in place has been very helpful when hiring people: Good developers expect a modern methodology. Being able to tell candidates that we take Agile principles seriously—by mentioning that we have trained and certified product owners and Scrum masters, and that we follow a clear Agile path—definitely makes a difference.
—Walter Bauer, CTO, censhare

Our latest case study from censhare shows the value of getting management on board from the start, and receiving help from a Scaled Agile Partner equipped to provide informed guidance during the implementation. 

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Joe Vallone, SPCT and Senior Consultant

WEBINAR: How to facilitate leadership participation for an Agile transformation                            
April 12 - 7:00pm EDT REGISTER HERE

Michael Stump, SAFe Fellow

MEETUP: SAFe Hong Kong Kick-off
Dah Sing Financial Centre - CA Technologies - Hong Kong

April 13 - 6:00pm REGISTER HERE

Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe

WEBINAR: Scale DevOps and Continuous Delivery with SAFe
Hosted by VersionOne

April 18 - 11:00am-12:00pm EDT - REGISTER HERE

Dr. Steve Mayner, SPCT and Senior Consultant

Agile in Government Conference - Washington, DC
Scaled Agile in High Assurance Environments

co-presenter: Harry Koehnemann, Dir. of Technology, 321 Gang

April 19 - 10:30am EDT REGISTER HERE

Richard Knaster, SAFe Fellow

WEBINAR: Built-In Quality With Test First
co-presenter: Al Shalloway, SPC and CEO Net Objectives

May 9 - 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT REGISTER HERE

Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe

Agile Mile High Conference - Denver 
Keynote: 10 Essential Scaling Practices We Can (probably) All Agree On

May 23 - 12:00pm MST REGISTER HERE
 
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