Version 4.0 of the Scaled Agile Framework® was released just about two months ago but has already generated keen interest on behalf of complex systems builders and large software enterprises. The new version provides specific depth for organizations that build world’s largest and most critical solutions. Version 4.0 has a new optional layer that includes a set of practices for building large, complex systems in a Lean and Agile manner. It provides better modularity and addresses a number of challenges that large systems builders encounter when organizing around the flow of value, such as coordinating Agile Release Trains in a large Value Stream, or coordinating multiple value streams in the portfolio.
In this webinar we will discuss the challenges large systems builders face and key approaches for addressing them. We will look into the key challenges that make complex systems development so complex. While some may appear to be impediments to the adoption of Lean and Agile practices at the first glance, it is even more critical to apply Lean and Agile where cost of error may be incredibly high. We will explore the myths that surround Lean-Agile in a complex, multidisciplinary world that include hardware, firmware and other engineering domains and try to take a balanced view based on SAFe® principles—immutable, universally applicable “laws of physics” that govern product development. We will put those principles to work by considering specific implementation of the core practices around organizational structure, synchronized development, and integration and testing. We will show how practices could be adjusted to provide improved results in different contexts based on selective optimization.
Presented by Alex Yakyma, SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant, Scaled Agile & Harry Koehnemann, Director of Technology & Cara Rawlings, Technical Marketing Specialist, 321 Gang, Inc.