Featuring its biggest program yet, the 2018 Global SAFe Summit offers over 42 technical sessions spread across seven tracks
The 2018 Global SAFe Summit is organized around seven dynamic themes designed to help you focus on the challenges that are most important to you. Whether you’re just learning about SAFe, are looking to develop your skills for a specific role, or want to explore SAFe through the lens of a particular discipline or application, there are multiple opportunities to meet your unique challenges and opportunities.
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Federal, regional, and local governments have a mandate from the public to spend money on software and systems in the most cost efficient manner possible. As a result, many have found their way to SAFe and are reporting gains in both productivity and costs savings. Some even exceeding the outstanding gains reported in the commercial sector. This track will explore strategies for adopting SAFe in government, highlight some successful case studies, and bring focus to critical topics including:
It’s quite an accomplishment for an organization to have implemented SAFe across a set of value streams and Agile Release Trains (ARTs). The success of these ARTs and value streams creates a buzz in the enterprise about the new and better way of working. However, team- and program-level agility can only take you so far. Now is the time to shed the legacy portfolio management practices that impede enterprise agility. This track will explore adopting Portfolio SAFe, implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function, and bring focus to key topics such as:
DevOps and Continuous Delivery are the core competency of every Agile Release Train. This track explores the concepts of DevOps for both software and cyber-physical systems. Focusing on how to extend DevOps to the complete value stream, from concept to cash, from Continuous Exploration, to Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Release on Demand. Topics covered will range from assessing organizational DevOps maturity, understanding SAFe’s CALMR approach, DevOps in hardware, and SAFe and ITIL.
Over the past several years, developers have evolved the software engineering discipline by applying technical practices that improve the flow of defining, building, testing and releasing solutions. This track explores the wide range of agile software engineering practices that help deliver solutions faster, more predictably, and with higher quality. Topics include how developers apply XP technical practices, Hypothesis Driven Development (HDD), Behavioral-Driven Development (BDD), Test-Driven Development (TDD), and agile modeling, and agile testing.
Today’s knowledge workers shape their careers by accessing knowledge resources, attending learning sessions, and building networks that reflect their personal desires and goals.
SAFe encourages this personal growth by providing a comprehensive role-based curriculum and a certification program that supports an individual’s learning journey. The SAFe Roles track takes a deeper dive into the roles, tools and practices around SAFe and how they contribute to an individual’s growth. In addition to learning about these practices, attendees can share their experience with others and learn valuable lessons on applying from the field.