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SAFe® for Marketing

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Hi Folks, With SAFe 5.0, we extended SAFe guidance from the realm of pure tech teams to other teams critical to the building and support of innovative businesses solutions. Real business agility demands this. To that end, we’ve been working with a number of enterprises to better understand how to integrate marketing with their SAFe implementations. In addition, as I think that we’ve noted previously, we run our entire business on SAFe and marketing has.

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China’s Cerno Exceeds Customer Expectations with SAFe

China’s Cerno Exceeds Customer Expectations with SAFe

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“We collaborate more than ever with our customers by involving them in planning as much as we can. And we deliver frequent demos—even beyond customers’ expectations. Our customers have found communication to be more effective since the SAFe implementation.” —Sam Wu, Agile Head Coach and Training Director, Cerno As the practice of SAFe expands across the globe, we pay close attention to potential cultural or language barriers that might prove challenging. Much like aviation, SAFe.

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European SAFe Summit update

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, Our first virtual SAFe Summit is just around the corner and there are only a few more days left to register. Previous attendees have told us that bringing the community together is an important aspect of a SAFe Summit, and we have worked hard to recreate these interactions in a virtual environment. There will be numerous opportunities to network, chat with other attendees, and ask questions. There will be an interactive lobby with.

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Mik+Dean Podcast

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The eighth episode of Mik + One, the Project To Product podcast hosted by Tasktop Founder & CEO, Dr. Mik Kersten, is now live! In this episode, I join Mik to talk about all things Project to Product and SAFe. While Mik and I could talk for hours, and we occasionally do, you’ll be happy to note that this podcast is less than an hour. In it, we cover: SAFe 5.0 and the importance of.

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Agile Uprising Podcast Interview

Agile Uprising Podcast Interview

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Hi Folks, On April 26 I joined Andrew Leff, Chris Murman, and Troy Lightfoot from Agile Uprising for an episode of their “Business Agility” podcast. They asked terrific questions and our conversation covered a range of topics—here’s a preview of what we discussed. Our reaction at Scaled Agile, Inc. to the coronavirus crisis. I shared how it accelerated our roadmap, what it was like to do all-remote PI Planning, and the next phase of our work.

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2020 European SAFe Summit: SAFe skills for the new normal

SAFe Updates

If you’re practicing SAFe then you know it’s designed to help you plan for and manage change. Changing requirements are a fundamental tenet of Agile. Managing variability is a core SAFe principle. But lately the way we work has changed, too. Almost overnight the world’s priorities have shifted. Most of us now are working, teaching, and collaborating remotely, using digital methods for delivering customer value because face-to-face isn’t an option. Some organizations have been forced.

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Video: Brazil’s largest TV network accelerates digital transformation; links portfolio strategy to execution

Video: Brazil’s largest TV network accelerates digital transformation; links portfolio strategy to execution

Case Studies Customer Stories

Hi Folks, We love it when our customers create their own video to express enthusiasm for how SAFe has transformed their business. Such is the case with TV Globo, Brazil’s largest TV network that serves 100 million viewers worldwide. They have 12,000 employees behind their full lineup of content—news, sports, entertainment, soap operas, reality shows—and each one is in the process of getting trained in SAFe. As they work to overcome a complex software legacy,.

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Why we do what we do: another reminder

Why we do what we do: another reminder

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Folks, Occasionally, and sometimes out-of-the blue, comes a reminder as to why we do what we do. I came across this video while reviewing a new e-learning asset. It’s worth sharing with everyone. Check out the ‘people on Agile Release Train’ simulation. Thanks to the folks at Ørsted for putting together such a compelling and concise video! Stay SAFe! —Dean

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KPIs and OKRs in SAFe – A new and more complete story

KPIs and OKRs in SAFe – A new and more complete story

SAFe Updates

Hello Folks, While it was a bit behind the scenes in SAFe 5.0, (you had to click to see it!) we added the Objective and Key Result (OKR) technique to Strategic Themes as a way to add some more specificity to the connection between enterprise strategy and portfolio vision. I’m a fan of OKRs because “the more alignment you have the more autonomy you can grant” (Stephen Bungay). But up to now, our treatment of.

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On the Coronavirus and Travel Restrictions: Strategies for PI Planning with Distributed Teams and Individuals

On the Coronavirus and Travel Restrictions: Strategies for PI Planning with Distributed Teams and Individuals

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, As we are all aware, the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting many people around the world. In order to contain the spread of the virus, many governments and some enterprises have started putting policies in place to restrict travel in order to limit exposure. These restrictions can be challenging for Agile teams and ARTs who, as stated in the Agile principles, greatly value face-to-face communication. In SAFe we embrace and.

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