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SAFe as a Viable Solution to improve both Prioritization and Execution

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • NEW LOCATION! Notos Banquet Facility, 6600 28th St SE • Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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SAFe as a Viable Solution to Improve both Prioritization and Execution
In today's connected world, ideas can spread and like wildfire. New technologies emerge continuously and so do new processes to support them. The need to manage multiple initiatives with significant interdependencies is becoming more important as agile and lean are being used to produce results faster. Essentially a blending of prioritization and project “management”, the term used is scaling. There are many frameworks and methodologies that have emerged for scaling, including the least prescriptive, Scrum of Scrums (SoS), to more regimented frameworks, such as Large Scaled Scrum (LeSS), Disciplined Agile Delivery (DaD) and many homegrown scaled approaches (i.e. Spotify). One scaling approach that has been gaining momentum is the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), whose adoption rate has grown by nearly dramatically. SAFe provides a detailed and sophisticated framework to the complex problems of delivering quality software at the large scale of 50 or more people. The framework has been successful organizations showing improvements of up to 75% in TTM (time to market), increases of 50% in productivity and 50% decreases in defects -- not to mention overall increases in happiness within delivery teams.
In this session learn the essentials of SAFe and understand how to scale the framework to fit your organization from large to small.
Details coming soon.
Please take note of our NEW Meeting Location -
Notos in Cascade, MI (Map & Address Below)

     Agenda

8:00 - 8:30 | Registration & Networking

8:30 - 8:45 | Welcome & Introductions

8:45 - 8:55 | Sponsor Profile

8:55 - 9:10 | Member Profile - Paul Babcock, Director of Information Technology, Porter Hills Retirement Communities & Services

9:10 - 10:00 | Mark Eldred, IT Director - Retail, SAFe SPC4 Scaled Agile Consultant and Trainer, Meijer, Inc. 

10:00- 10:15 | Break

10:15 - 11:30 | Elizabeth Wilson, SPC, PMO Lead & Agile Coach, OST
SAFe for the small organization - Observed approaches that work.

11:30 - 12:00 | Discussion & Lunch  

Map & Parking - Please take notice of our NEW Meeting Location!
N
otos is located 1 1/4 mile east of I-96 on 28th Street (Exit 43B), on the south side of the street - 6600 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Parking is free.


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