9780134209425

SAFe 4.0 Distilled Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering

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    9780134209425

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    0134209427

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/31/2017
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

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Summary

SAFe®: The World’s Leading Framework for Enterprise Agility

“SAFe® 4.0 Distilled is the book we’ve all been waiting for. It breaks down the complexity of the Framework into easily digestible explanations and actionable guidance. A must-have resource for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners.”

Lee Cunningham, Sr. Director, Enterprise Agile Strategy at VersionOne, Inc.

To succeed in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, businesses must be able to rapidly change the way they create and deliver value to their customers. Hundreds of the world’s most successful companies—including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, AstraZeneca, Cisco, and Philips—have turned to the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) to achieve agility at scale and maintain a competitive edge.

 

SAFe® 4.0 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Software and Systems Engineering explains how adopting SAFe can quickly improve time to market and increase productivity, quality, and employee engagement.

 

In this book, you will

  • Understand the business case for SAFe: its benefits, the problems it solves, and how to apply it
  • Get an overview of SAFe across all parts of the business: team, program, value stream, and portfolio
  • Learn why SAFe works: the power of SAFe’s Lean-Agile mindset, values, and principles
  • Discover how systems thinking, Agile development, and Lean product development form the underlying basis for SAFe
  • Learn how to become a Lean-Agile leader and effectively drive an enterprise-wide transformation

Author Biography

Richard Knaster, SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant at Scaled Agile, Inc., has more than 25 years’ experience in software development in roles ranging from developer to executive and has been involved in Agile for more than a decade. Prior to joining Scaled Agile, Inc., Richard worked at IBM, where his career spanned from product line management (PPM domain) and professional services to chief methodologist, Agile and Lean. Richard is a certified IBM Thought Leader and an Open Group Distinguished IT Specialist. He is also a certified SPC, PSM, Agile Certified Practitioner, PMP, and a contributor to the Disciplined Agile Delivery framework and PMI Portfolio/Program Management standards. He was a contributor to SAFe(R) 4.0 Reference Guide (Addison-Wesley, 2017).

 

Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe®, is widely recognized as the one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices. He is an author, serial entrepreneur, and software systems development methodologist. He is author of SAFe(R) 4.0 Reference Guide (Addison-Wesley, 2017). His two best-selling books, Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise (Addison-Wesley, 2011), and Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises (Addison-Wesley, 2007), form much of the basis of modern thinking on Lean-Agile practices and principles.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
1. Overview of the Scaled Agile Framework
2. SAFe Core Values
3. Principles of Lean, Systems Thinking
4. Agile Manifesto

 

Part II: Agile Portfolio Management
5. Organizing for Value Delivery
6. Evaluating Ideas, Managing Demand and Flow
7. Governing with Agility and responsibility
8. Budgeting with Agility
9. Lean Thinking Leadership

 

Part III: Agile Programs (Teams of Teams)
10. Empowering Programs
11. Driving with Customer Vision
12. Planning on Cadence
13. Executing with Flow
14. Measuring Progress
15. Releasing on Demand
16. Improving Continuously

 

Part IV: Agile Teams
17. Enabling High Performing Teams
18. Aligning to a Common Mission
19. Delivering Code Quality
20. Developing Incrementally

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