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Be Agile. Scale Up. Stay Lean. Featuring Dean Leffingwell

*** Those not yet registered, please use the wait list if you are interested in coming. Thank you.***

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Dean Leffingwell is by far one of the few industry icons whose work has changed how we do work. As a founder of Requisite (sold to Rational/IBM), Dean first led the industry through the Rational Unified Process. But recognizing the power behind Agile, Dean has created the Scaled Agile Framework to help enterprises scale agile across large organizations.

Scaling Agile to the Enterprise

Scrum, XP, Kanban and related methods have been proven to provide step changes in productivity and quality for software teams. However, these methods do not have the native constructs necessary to scale to the enterprise. What the industry desperately needs is a solution that moves from a set of simplistic, disparate, development-centric methods, to a scalable, unified approach that addresses the complex constructs and additional stakeholders in the organization—and enables realization of enterprise-class product or service initiatives via aligned and cooperative solution development. In this tutorial, Dean

Leffingwell describes how to:

  • accomplish this with the Scaled Agile Framework, a publicly–accessible knowledge base of proven Lean and Agile practices for enterprise-class software development.
  • approach the problem from the perspectives of Lean thinking and principles of product development flow, illustrating how these core principles help deliver business results at scale, while keeping the development system—and the enterprise—lean and able to responsive rapidly to changing market needs.

Speakers Bio:

Dean Leffingwell, software industry veteran and Lean Systems Society Fellow, has spent his career helping software teams achieve their goals. A renowned methodologist, author, coach, entrepreneur and executive, he founded Requisite, Inc., which was acquired by Rational Software. At Rational, (now part of IBM), he served as vice president with responsibilities including the Rational Unified Process. As Chief Methodologist at Rally Software, he helped large enterprises achieve the business benefits of agility by helping to define and implement the tooling and practices they needed to support large-scale agile development. Mr. Leffingwell is the author of Agile Software Requirements, Scaling Software Agility, and Managing Software Requirements, all from Addison-Wesley. His most recent project is the Scaled Agile Framework® (scaledagileframework.com), a public-facing website which describes a comprehensive system for scaling Lean and Agile practices to the largest software enterprises.

AGENDA:

6:30pm-7:00pm Networking/ Refreshments

7:00pm-7:10pm Announcements

7:10pm-8:30pm Speaker: Dean Leffingwell

8:30pm-9:00pm Wrap Up & Networking

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  • Manoj H.

    Will the Dean's PPT be shared with attendees?

    2 · March 21, 2013

    • Stacey L.

      Yes. the deck will be shared plus the video. I am waiting for Dean on this.

      March 21, 2013

    • Stacey L.

      Hi Manoj, this is now posted

      March 26, 2013

  • Sue S.

    Stacey, are the slides going to be available? Thanks, Sue

    March 20, 2013

    • Stacey L.

      yes... waiting for Dean to send them to me. :)

      March 21, 2013

    • Stacey L.

      Hi Sue... these are posted now.

      March 26, 2013

  • Stacey L.

    Several of you have asked for links to Dean Leffingwell's slides. We are excited to announce that we have them on our Meetup site (Click Here: http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Agile-Leadership-Network/messages/boards/thread/32713612). You are welcome to download these but please do not repost at the request of Dean.

    Also, we will be posting a video of the event later this evening in case you missed it.

    Thank you.

    Stacey Louie

    SV-ALN Organizer

    2 · March 21, 2013

    • ravi t.

      Thank you Stacey for organizing & recording this event for SVALN community!

      March 26, 2013

    • Stacey L.

      You're welcome! Its pretty good stuff!

      March 26, 2013

  • Steve S.

    Stacey, thank you again for organizing this wonderful event and for following up with the slides and video.

    March 23, 2013

  • Natalia Z.

    The presentation was great , i appreciate all your time

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • K Ramesh Babu, C.

    Excellent topic for discussion in the valley. Succinctly presented by Dean. I was prompted to write a blog post on the meetup: http://cloud-krbabu.blogspot.com/2013/03/svaln-meetup-be-agile-scale-up-stay-lean.html

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Randal C.

    The meetup was very helpful. The discussion was insightful and practical.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Sue S.

    Stacey, are the slides going to be available? Thanks, Sue

    March 20, 2013

  • John C.

    I feel sorry for those who didn't make it to this event. You missed a great one. Dean gave a wonderful presentation of SAF that was easy to follow and presented the evangelizing roles we all must play to carry the work forward. Very well done!

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Stacey L.

    Great content!!!

    March 20, 2013

  • Peter M. A.

    Dean dove into his Scaled Agile Framework through executive and management support. Teams need to be empowered to remove queues and delays while reduce work batch sizes. Dean delivers well and with an engaged sense of humor.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Ganesh C.

    Great session with details from Dean.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Jay G.

    Dean is an excellent speaker and a very cerebral guy.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Randall T.

    Much food for thought -- both from the presentation and from the very insightful and thought-provoking conversations with other attendees.

    March 20, 2013

  • Arnaud F.

    Great presentation. Now, let's go deeper in the SAFe model

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Gregory W.

    Excellent. Very helpful and informative. The topic was very timely.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Elina R.

    as Stacey put it: take is as a recipe you can improvise with. :-) Good thoughts and interesting structure, very applicable to mid-size companies... was it tried on very large companies? How does one sustain the learned after SAFe consultant is gone? after all, it is a big culture change we are talking about......I enjoyed this evening. Thank You Dean..

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Terri

    A wealth of information. Enjoyed meeting other Agile advocates, the venue at NetApp and the benefit of learning some additional intriguing concepts to consider in this Agile world.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Tushar J.

    Coverage of material was amazing. Certainly I will be digging SAFe in detail.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Doug L.

    If you want to learn more about SAFe, most of what Dean covered is part of a Leading SAFe course taught by Aligned Technology in the Bay Area. The next class is April 8-9: http://alignedtechnology.com/classes.htm

    BTW: there is a discount code for SVALN: "LeadSAFe"

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • David G.

    Enjoyed the material of which most i well versed in. Well presented. Certainly agreed with training middle management which is a very important topic. I think the discussion on program level architectural & UX governance needs expanding as I firmly believe that architects & UX are a requirement on agile teams. The teams should reflect the product which reflects the agile management team. All good stuff -d

    2 · March 19, 2013

  • Peter J.

    Very interesting and valuable material, some of which my company learned the hard way. This really works.

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Robert G.

    Lots of good information... wish we had more time to expand :-)

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Ken 'classmaker' R.

    Excellent! Value-full. Thanks to our organizers, supporters, promoters... and our speaker, Dean! Bravo!!!

    2 · March 19, 2013

  • Natalia Z.

    Hola

    March 19, 2013

  • Brad J. Neiman (.

    Unfortunately ran into scheduling conflict :-( will miss seeing my former Walmart Global eCommerce Agile Coaching colleagues and a great talk.

    March 19, 2013

  • Kuruvilla M.

    Sorry, last-minute issue. Cannot make it.

    March 19, 2013

  • Andy C.

    Stacey - Are SVALN meetins worth any SEUs (Scrum Education Units)?

    March 18, 2013

    • Greg

      Yes, for PMI they are category B PDUs.

      March 18, 2013

    • Stacey L.

      @Andy... from the Scrum Alliance Website: Category C: Outside Events

      Up to 15 SEUs may be earned by participating in other relevant events, such as Agile conferences, regional interest group meetings, training from someone who is not a REP or CST, or training from a REP or CST on a nonapproved topic. SEUs are earned at a rate of one credit per hour of active participation — you must be in a session (or presenting it) to earn SEUs in Category C.

      While outside events are intended to be treated broadly, members are discouraged from taking advantage of that.

      March 19, 2013

  • Guylaine T.

    Alexandra Darulova from Sweden

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Adam Y.

    I'll be there. :-)

    3 · March 18, 2013

  • Dan H.

    Unfortunately I cannot make this.

    March 18, 2013

  • Raymond J.

    Too bad I have to miss this as I will be in Utah.

    March 18, 2013

  • Gail F.

    Sorry am attending SF ALN meeting. Unless I split myself in half I cannot make it.

    March 18, 2013

  • Felicia

    This is my first Agile meetup. I look forward to the event and an opportunity to network with others.

    March 18, 2013

    • Stacey L.

      You'll love it... bring your business cards!

      March 18, 2013

  • Jay G.

    Sunnyvale Agile - San Mateo Agile ... are they the same :)

    March 18, 2013

    • Stacey L.

      ??? Not sure what you mean.

      March 18, 2013

  • Hiroaki A.

    Sorry late breaking conflict.

    March 16, 2013

  • Roger B.

    Thank you for inviting me!

    2 · February 23, 2013

    • Ken 'classmaker' R.

      Roger Brown! I'll be there too. We can hold a micro-reunion! A dozen years now since we were TogetherSoft mentors, isn't it? Stay lean. Cheers! --Ken ;-)

      March 15, 2013

    • Kanu

      Roger, it would be good to see you again since attending your scrum class!

      March 15, 2013

  • Tushar J.

    I will be join talk to understand how Agile is scaling up at enterprise level.

    March 15, 2013

  • Steve M.

    Arrgh! I'm in SF Tuesday night!

    March 15, 2013

    • Stacey L.

      :( Maybe the next one with Luke Hohlman in April or even Jeff Sutherland in July!!!

      March 15, 2013

  • John I.

    Decided to go to ALN MUp in SF...

    March 15, 2013

    • Stacey L.

      Sounds good. Steve Bockman is a great Agilist!

      March 15, 2013

  • John C.

    Enjoyed the last one. Looking forward to this meeting.

    March 15, 2013

  • Terri

    I am looking forward to this session. This looks good!

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Malek

    I am still.coming

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Kanu

    Would like to attend!

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait to attend my first agile leadership meetup.

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Bob L.

    Really looking forward to this one!

    March 2, 2013

  • Sridhar A.

    Will attend.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Out of town unfortunately

    February 28, 2013

  • Susan B.

    Thanks for a great opportunity!

    February 26, 2013

  • Steve M.

    My brother Mark told me about this.

    1 · February 26, 2013

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