IBM Engineering Insider Series | Scaled Agile meets Global Configuration Management


Many large clients are exploring IBM’s Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) global configuration management capabilities to enable parallel and variant development. At the same time, they are looking to embrace enterprise Scaled Agile (SAFe® ) principles to drive increased business value from their development activities.

Can you do both? YES! In this session, we’ll explore how to combine these two approaches to increase efficiency and maximize value.

Short on time? Jump to these “chapters” in the video player above:

  • 0:02:56 – What are some of the major challenges engineering organizations are faced with?
  • 0:08:34 – How can we optimize global engineering processes?
  • 0:13:27 – What does organize around value mean and why does it matter?
  • 0:26:40 – How does SAFe “map to” an organizational structure?
  • 0:31:54 – What is a value stream?
  • 0:33:54 – What is a solution train?
  • 0:35:50 – How would a Value Stream and Solution Train be implemented in an organization?  Can you give us an example?
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

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