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Pros and cons of SAFe, a method for adopting Agile at enterprise scale

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6 PM: Doors open (there's pizza and drinks)
7 PM: Start presentation

SAFe, the standardized framework for the adoption of Lean and Agile practices in large enterprises, developed by Dean Leffingwell, is getting more and more traction in Europe and the U.S. Many companies try to adopt the framework, or parts of it, in order to increase their Agility. However, there is a controversial discussion in the community whether SAFe is really Agile or not.

The focus on "small teams" works for small teams. Larger organizations want to move toward more agile methods, too, so they have committed to SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework). Companies that don't – that try to pick and choose the best pieces from each – still want to create a single vision. Making the right choices requires understanding the strengths and weaknesses of SAFe, and of other methods, when and how they make sense.

Speaker: Jose Rodriquez,

Senior IT Manager with extensive experience in IT strategy, planning, design and delivery. Specialized in supporting organisations to be more agile, increase innovation and enabling execution at speed.

Three very distinctive capabilities define my key competences:

- Thought leadership in Innovation: subject-matter expert in Agility, Innovation and Emerging Technologies. Passion for helping organisations to transform and become more digital

- Senior Technology Architect: widespread and in-depth knowledge of technology. Proven experience delivering architecture solutions for different industries, clients and technologies. Part of selected group of Certified Senior Technology Architects at Accenture

- Senior IT Manager: proven track record in delivering and managing IT programs of complex software solutions. Results-driven, strong problem-solving skills with customer focus

"I continuously look for development opportunities taking the necessary risks and stepping out of my comfort zone. I have the drive, talent and passion to work through any challenge I may face."

Specialties: Certified Scaled Agile Consultant (SAFe SCP), Scrum/SAFe Trainer, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Senior Technology Architect at Accenture, SAFe, Agile, Scrum, DevOps, IT strategy, sales planning, design and delivery, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Cloud, SaaS, SOA, API Management

Let's Meetup and discuss the pros and cons of SAFe!