Formal Projects and SAFe® Collide: It Can Be Done…

Real enterprise projects are not IT -- at least not only IT. In practice, the adoption of lean and agile principles have largely ignored the non-development aspects of software delivery, which are very real in large, regulated IT environments. In fact, it is critical that you consider how to bridge the chasm that exists between development and the "others". The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is a proven framework for scaling lean and agile principles across an enterprise to manage software delivery for agile teams-of-teams. But what do you do if you have hybrid teams using a combination of processes? Can you apply SAFe even in more traditional organizations? And what about the “others”? Amy Silberbauer shares her experience driving her own SAFe transformation in IBM that involves the adoption of SAFe combined with a solution to manage both development and non-development work to deliver strategic projects. She discusses the key challenges and options to overcome those to apply SAFe in a true enterprise.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • The problem
    • Real enterprise projects are not just IT
    • The chasm between development and “the others”
  • SAFe to the rescue? Sort of…
    • SAFe as the foundation
    • WaterScrumFall - Adoption of lean and agile principles in Waterfall processes
  • Case Study: IBM’s ALM Foundation SAFe project
    • The challenges
    • The structure
    • Executing a cross-functional project to delivery
  • Tips you can use

Learning Outcome

  • Understand how agile and lean applies in your complex, regulated organization
  • Learn how to adopt (or adapt) SAFe for formal projects
  • Hear about specific challenges and how they were overcome in a real enterprise
  • Understand tooling to help you get started

Target Audience

IT Directors, Program Managers, Product Managers, Project Managers

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