Can organizations implement SAFe safely? There are many organizations attempting to scale agile practices to a large number of teams and teams of teams. As I'm sure you know, there are many competing frameworks that are available to help in this regard (SAFe, Disciplined Agile, Nexus, LeSS, S@S, etc.). If you read the blogs, you've seen lots of folks talk about concerns they have with SAFe being too big or prescriptive or . Rather than survey all frameworks, this session will focus on the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and provide practical tips and tricks for how organizations have successfully implemented it minimally, incrementally, and pragmatically without experiencing the potential risks you might have read about.

The session will cover practical tips, tricks, examples, and approaches to implementing SAFe in a way that helps ensure the success of your agile transformation.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

1. Bio

2. Industry concerns relative to SAFe

3. Responses to industry concerns

- With examples, tips, suggestions on how to mitigate/avoid the concern

4. SAFe success stories

- Short case study-like summaries of successful implementations

5. Summary

Learning Outcome

1. Appreciation for the concerns expressed by the industry relative to SAFe and how to mitigate them

2. Practical, pragmatic tips and tricks for successfully implementing SAFe

3. Results you might expect if you follow the advice

Target Audience

This session is for people who have heard about or have been using SAFe to drive large-scale agile transformation and feel its too big, too complicated, too much, or too whatever. Everyone from practitioners on teams to executives will benefit.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Participants should have some working knowledge of SAFe as a foundation to understand some of the examples that I'll discuss. I don't plan to cover the basics of what SAFe is given the time box.

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