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Presentation: "Is SAFe evil?"

Track: Game changing methods and practices / Time: Monday 10:20 - 11:10 / Location: Amalienborg

Scaled Agile Framework is controversial - at first glance SAFe looks a bit like a big scary heavy-weight top-down RUP-zombie. But what about in real life? This talk is based on our experience doing this at Lego with about 15-20 teams for 9 months and counting. We'll tell you our story so far, and reflect on the evilness or non-evilness of SAFe. And we might even tell you what the "e" in SAFe stands for.

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Henrik Kniberg, Agile/Lean coach @ Spotify & Lego. Author "Scrum & XP from the Trenches" and "Lean from the Trenches"

Henrik Kniberg

Biography: Henrik Kniberg

Henrik Kniberg is an Agile/Lean coach at Crisp in Stockholm, working primarily with Lego and Spotify. He enjoys helping companies succeed with both the technical and human sides of software development. During the past 15 years he has been CTO of 3 Swedish IT companies and helped many more get started with Agile and Lean software development.

Henrik is former board member of the Agile Alliance and works regularly with Mary Poppendieck, Jeff Sutherland, Alistair Cockburn, and other thought leaders. He is the author of “Scrum and XP from the Trenches” and “­Kanban and Scrum, making the most of both” and “Lean from the Trenches“. These books are available in over 12 languages, have over 500,000 readers, and are used as primary guide to Agile and Lean software development by hundreds of companies worldwide.

Twitter: @henrikkniberg

Lars Roost, Program Manager and Agile Change Agent at LEGO Group

Lars Roost

Biography: Lars Roost

Lars is an experienced agile practitioner with a taste for working at the intersection of agile and traditional management thinking.
With a background as developer, Lars has worked with project and program management in the context of everything from small agile teams using Kanban to a big development organization constrained by traditional rules of management. Currently, Lars is working as Program Manager and agile change agent at LEGO. Here he drives the efforts of scaling agile above the team level in a global organization with more than 150 people directly involved in the development.

Twitter: @LarsRoost