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Accelerate Engineering Lifecycle Management for Agile Teams

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Accelerate Engineering Lifecycle Management | Agile Teams As engineering teams are asked to deliver more products faster to market, traditional engineering practices don’t have what it takes to adapt to

3 Ways to Improve Project Management & Product Development

Product owners and project managers need to provide teams with communication and collaboration tools that empower teams to collectively manage plans, tasks, and project status. Discover how to capture, trace, analyze, and manage changes to requirements with IBM’s ELM suite that optimizes communication across your development teams and stakeholders.

3 Ways to Ensure Compliance Across the Engineering Lifecycle

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3 Ways to Ensure Compliance Across the Engineering Lifecycle For companies in industries with increasingly stringent compliance regulations, such as Automotive, Aerospace and Defense, Medical, or Public Infrastructure — getting

10 steps to High Performance Scaled Agile Teams | Jira Align

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10 Steps to High Performance Scaled Agile Teams Only Jira Align is natively built for scaling agile teams to the enterprise. Here are ten tips for how to scale your

Process Analyzer

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Process Analyzer Automatically Analyze and Document IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) Processes Process Analyzer is a utility, developed by Joe Meagher, Inc., that generates a statemodel of the business processes used

Accelerating Systems Lifecycle Development | Packaged Solution

Accelerating Systems Lifecycle Development 321 Gang’s Accelerating Systems Lifecycle Development solution is a verified IBM Global Solution that enables organizations to address increasing complexity, shortened cycle times, continuous change, and collaboration demands while

The difference between Velocity, Capacity, and Load — a clarification of terms

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The Difference Between Velocity, Capacity, and Load -- a Clarification of Terms We often see a lot of confusion among new agile practitioners in regards to the definition and use

SAFe for Government: Observations from the 2017 SAFe Summit

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SAFe for Government | Observations from the 2017 SAFe Summit Steve Mayner and I led two sessions on applying Lean-Agile principles and SAFe in a government context at the SAFe

Using SAFe 4.5 | Government Contracts

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Using SAFe 4.5 on Government Contracts Quite a number of federal government programs have been adopting SAFe 4.0.  The challenge has been to consider whether to use 3-level SAFe, 4-level

Can Hardware Teams Outperform Software Teams When Adopting Agile and SAFe®?

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Many have discussed, and some have questioned, how Scrum and agile principles apply to non-software disciplines. Can they apply? Will they provide benefits? We’ve been working with a large program that has gone “all in” scaling and applying agile. They build complex defense systems with hundreds of mechanical, electrical, and embedded software engineers and significant compliance demands.

A SAFe® for Lean Systems Engineering Retrospective

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We’ve helped many of these customers adopt and scale agile using the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). In doing so, we met with Dean Leffingwell (creator of SAFe) and the team at Scaled Agile (SAI) to discuss some of our perceived challenges using SAFe in an engineering environment. We were looking for support for engineering work (requirements, designs, modeling, simulations, trade studies), different role names, support for supply chains, and inclusion of manufacturing and production — just to name a few. Our plan was to become a Scaled Agile partner and deliver SAFe-based training that 321 Gang would supplement with our expertise on engineering. At the same time, SAI was also looking for ways to serve the needs of the large system builders, and invited us to collaborate on a version of SAFe for Lean Systems Engineering…and so it was that SAFe LSE was born.

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