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Hi Folks, I recently returned from a whirlwind, five-day, three-city visit in India (thanks Michael and Pranjal!) with Gold Partners Infosys and Persistent Systems, Gold SPCT Partner Flow Sphere, and Platform PLUS Partner Agile Cockpit. This was a wonderful experience and it was exciting to learn more about how SAFe is being implemented by leading Indian IT companies. The Framework is clearly playing an important role— not just helping them get better at what they’ve always.
Hello folks, The 12th Annual State of Agile Report has just been released by VersionOne. The report found that SAFe maintains its top position in ‘Scaling Methods and Approaches,’ with nearly one-third (29%) of respondents saying that SAFe is the method they “follow most closely.” But we’re even more pleased that the report validates our current and future path. The report noted that 75% of respondents said that accelerating software delivery was the reason they were.
Matt Kortering, a UX Specialist at Universal Mind, recently shared his experiences about SAFe in his blog post “How UX fits within a SAFe environment.” Matt is currently serving as a UX Architect for one of Universal Mind’s larger clients, along with several of his colleagues (over 8 UX team members). Originally, Matt and his team were skeptical about how UX would work within SAFe. The framework has guidance about UX but lacked the detail.
Hi Folks, Richard Knaster has been working on a new whitepaper: “An Introduction to SAFe 4.0.” It distills SAFe down to its primary elements and ideas, with just enough depth to provide a fairly comprehensive understanding of the Framework. He’ll post that for comments and downloads sometime soon in the Updates category of this blog, so stay tuned. This new, “leaner” overview of the Framework has reminded us of the need to emphasize what’s really.
New Book: Das Scaled Agile Framework – Lean und Agile in großen Unternehmen skalieren 2015 marked a record year in terms of growth of the SAFe community and the number of enterprises adopting SAFe. Initially the growth trends were weighted toward the U.S., but of late we’ve seen a significant uptick from the international community. For example, there’s a publicly available japanese translation of the scaledagileframework.com site, and SAFe classes are being presented worldwide in multiple.
“Is SAFe right for my enterprise?” If you’re tasked with answering that question for your organization, a recent article, “5 Reasons to Consider SAFe®” could be helpful. Written by Agile Coach, Josh Fruit (SPC) from Davisbase Consulting, (now part of Solutions IQ), the article highlights some of the bigger reasons to apply SAFe, and how it addresses many of the challenges of software (and now systems) development at scale. Of course the most compelling reason to apply SAFe.
If you’re looking for a high-level overview of the new SAFe 4.0 that includes the primary reasons for upgrading, check out these two excellent posts from our friends at CA Technologies. In 10 Things You Need to Know About SAFe 4.0, Transformation Consultant Martin Burns distills the new concepts into easily-digestible bites that will help you understand the essentials of the new Framework. In We’re Ready for SAFe 4.0. Are You?, Portfolio Agility Solutions Specialist.
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Federal Courts awarded Scaled Agile Gold Partner SRA International a five-year contract valued at $115 million. SRA will provide full software development life cycle expertise for a variety of applications supporting probation and pre-trial services, as well as Case Management/Electronic Case Files which is the system that manages the electronic court filings. It is gratifying to see the progress that Agile and SAFe are making in the government space.