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Workshop: "Leading the Lean|Agile Enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework?"

Track: Agile Training / Time: Monday 09:00 - Friday 18:00 / Location: Index B

Training: April 8 & 9, 2013 // Certification: April 12, 2013

Tired of the myths that Scrum, XP and Kanban don’t scale to the needs of the larger enterprise? Tired of living at the intersection of Scrum orthodoxy, management resistance to real change, and lack of proven patterns to successfully scale Agile? If so, this two-day workshop is for you.

Renowned software executive, methodologist, author and Scaled Agile Framework creator, Dean Leffingwell will be conducting a two-day workshop on Scaling Lean|Agile development in Zurich, April 8-9, 2012. This workshop is intended for executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean|Agile change initiative in the larger software enterprise. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How Lean Thinking and the Principles of Product Development Flow provide a principled, lean, and economic basis for decision making and change management as you lead the implementation of scaled Lean|Agile development in your enterprise
  • How extensions to Scrum and XP can provide a technical and project management foundation for scaling agile to the program level.
  • How you can continuously align Agile software teams to a common mission, achieve value stream optimization and achieve a step change in productivity, quality and customer satisfaction with the Agile Release Train
  • How to apply proven principles of Agile Architecture to reinstate the critical role of software architecture in enterprise class systems, and how to successfully implement continuous Agile, architectural runway which supports new features, optimizes the flow of business value, and improves economic outcomes
  • How to build an Agile Program Portfolio Management function that leverages the benefits of Lean, Agile thinking and Kanban, to the important functions of strategy and investment funding, program management and governance
  • And finally, you will gain the leadership insights you will need to guide all that new-found Agile energy and entropy, while successfully unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software knowledge workers through autonomy, mastery and purpose.

You will be introduced to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) a new, innovative, conceptual framework and public-facing knowledge base of practices that have been used to successfully scale Agile development in enterprises employing hundreds, and even thousands, of software development practitioners. You will walk away with the knowledge principles, practices, and skills you will need to take Lean|Agile development to the next level in your enterprise.

Note: This course is a prerequisite for the SAFe Program Consultant implementation and certification course, which will be held on April 12, 2013.

Certification: "Scaled Agile Framework™"
Track: Agile Training / Time: Friday 09:00 - 18:00 / Location: Training Location 2

Dean Leffingwell is offering an accelerated SAFe implementation and certification program for consultants and Agile change agents. Normally a two-day class, this training will be held on one day, in Zurich on 12 April 2013. Prerequisite to the class is attendance at Leading SAFe, scheduled for 8-9 April.

On successful completion of a follow-on exam which is taken off-line the week after the class, attendees will be certified as Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultants and will be provided with the tools, artifacts and briefings they need to teach and implement SAFe in their business setting. SPCs are also be qualified to certify SAFe Agilists (“SA”). You will also become members of an active and private Community of Practice, where members share challenges, tips and lessons learned from their business environment.

Prerequisites include attendance at the workshop above, and a minimum of 10-20 years experience in software development with a minimum of five years of Agile experience.

Dean Leffingwell, Veteran of the Software Industry & Lean Systems Society Fellow

Dean Leffingwell

Biography: Dean Leffingwell

Dean Leffingwell, software industry veteran and Lean Systems Society Fellow, has spent his career helping software teams achieve their goals. A renowned methodologist, author, coach, entrepreneur and executive, he founded Requisite, Inc., which was acquired by Rational Software. At Rational, (now part of IBM), he served as vice president with responsibilities including the Rational Unified Process. He is the author of Agile Software Requirements, Scaling Software Agility, and Managing Software Requirements, all from Addison-Wesley. His most recent project is the Scaled Agile Framework, a public-facing website which describes a comprehensive system for scaling Lean and Agile practices to the largest software enterprises.

Twitter: @Deanleffingwell