All posts by : Dean Leffingwell
We are pleased to report that IBM just announced their end-to-end support of SAFe 3.0 in release 6.0.1 of their CLM (Collaborative Lifecycle Management) solution: Here’s a brief description; New in the IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) 6.0.1 solution is complete end-to-end support for the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) which combines tooling with an industry-leading set of best practices and guidance to address the key aspects of an IBM DevOps transformation: people, process and tools. Templates.
A number of us have been been involved in implementing SAFe in various Philips divisions over the last two years. Here’s a short intro to one of the implementations that I just saw on Info Q. InfoQ interviewed Frank Penning, PMO manager, about the main challenges that Philips Lighting is facing in product development. Penning opines on why Scrum is not enough, how they apply SAFe, and the benefits that they have gained from deploying agile methods for product.
At last week’s Scaled Agile Partner Summit, I enjoyed catching up with Em Campbell-Pretty—an SPCT from our Gold Partner in Australia, Context Matters. Chatting with her reminded me of my recent visit to Australia. The Context Matters team had invited me to sit in on the session they sponsored at Agile Australia featuring a presentation by RMIT University’s Catherine Haugh (SPC/RTE). Even more fun, I had the opportunity to visit their development site in Melbourne to.
The Seamless Payments case study recently highlighted in the recent InfoQ article, “Downscaling SAFe,” puts to rest a couple of popular misconceptions about SAFe: 1) it is solely for large enterprises, and 2) that it is too prescriptive. The authors describe a fast-moving mobile payment startup about to cross the chasm from “Early Adopters” to “Early Majority;” the critical growth phase where companies are known to be especially vulnerable to failure. With 200+ employees spanning 4.
Our Gold Partner, Accenture, is a $30 billion dollar company that ranks #44 on Forbes’ “World’s Most Valuable Brands” list, so when they adopted Agile and DevOps across their Global Delivery Network, we were glad to see that they chose SAFe as an integral part of their effort to accelerate software delivery. It presented an opportunity to see SAFe in action on truly large scale. In the provided case study, Accenture shares its insights on.