Safe 5.0 Distilled: Achieving Business Agility with the Scaled Agile Framework
Knaster, Richard, Leffingwell, Dean
SAFe(R) 5.0: The World's Leading Framework for Business Agility
"Those who master large-scale software delivery will define the economic landscape of the twenty-first century. SAFe 5.0 is a monumental release that I am convinced will be key in helping countless enterprise organizations succeed in their shift from project to product."
-Dr. Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop and author of the book Project to ProductBusiness agility is the ability to compete and thrive in the digital age by quickly responding to unprecedented market changes, threats, and emerging opportunities with innovative business solutions.
SAFe(R) 5.0 Distilled: Achieving Business Agility with Scaled Agile Framework(R) explains how adopting SAFe helps enterprises use the power of Agile, Lean, and DevOps to outflank the competition and deliver complex, technology-based business solutions in the shortest possible time.
This book will help you:
- Understand the business case for SAFe: its benefits, and the problems it solves
- Learn the technical, organizational and leadership competencies needed for business agility
- Refocus on customer centricity with design thinking
- Better align strategy and execution with Lean Portfolio Management
- Learn the leadership skills needed to thrive in the digital age
- Increase the flow of value to customers with value stream networks
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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 is a contributor to SAFe(R) 4.5 Reference Guide (Addison-Wesley, 2018).
Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe(R), 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. 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.