Applying Large-Scale Agile | IBM Continuous Engineering & SAFe


SAFe has always been based on well-known, proven lean-agile practices – cadence, small batches, limiting WIP, continuous integration, self-managed teams, etc. – that increase an organization’s productivity, quality, and economics. SAFe offers several additions for the large system builders. SAFe  is now built around Value Streams for coordination and optimally aligning an organization on value delivery. The Solution Intent communicates the system’s intended behavior and design decisions and provides a technical repository to support impact analysis and compliance. Enablers define exploration work for requirements and design that is performed in flow with the development and construction work. And finally, engineering practices including Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Set-Based Design, and Architecture are integrated into the agile deliver system.

This talk discusses how SAFe and the other additions, help large, engineering system builders realize the benefits of lean and agile practices.

Presented by Harry Koehnemann, Director of Technology, 321 Gang Inc., Doug Stewart, Director of Services & SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), 321 Gang, Inc. & Cara Rawlings, Technical Marketing Specialist, 321 Gang, Inc.
We have helped our clients:
  • Increase productivity by 25-75%
  • Reduce development costs by 50-60%
  • Accelerate time to market by 20-40%

SAFe provided the agility, visibility, and transparency needed to ensure we could integrate with numerous other efforts, get predictable in our delivery, and ensure timelines are met.

David McMunn
Director of COE, Fannie Mae

Additional Resources

SAFe Training

As a Scaled Agile SPCT-Gold Partner, we are able to offer SAFe courses to certify your leaders and practitioners. Check out our available private or public courses and please contact us if you need any guidance on a course that best fits your needs.

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Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) Training

As a TechData Academy Training Partner, we are able to offer the official IBM Rational Training courses as well as self-paced online training courses. We realize there’s a lot to choose from, so please contact us if you need guidance on course selection.

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CLM Deployment Package for SAFe

This service primarily benefits organizations (or programs) using traditional or waterfall processes and who are new to CLM, or those who are looking to accelerate its successful deployment in combination with SAFe.

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