Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe)

Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe)

Organisations advancing their enterprise-wide transformation by employing SAFe® have seen significant increases in speed to market, productivity, quality, and improvement to employee engagement.

Introduced in 2011, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) is the world’s leading framework for scaling agile across enterprises, used by hundreds of the world's largest organisations. Designed to provide flexibility and to help manage some of the challenges larger organisations face when implementing agile at enterprise scale, SAFe® advocates alignment and collaboration by setting structured guidance on roles and responsibilities, recommended core values to uphold and planning of multiple streams of work to drive towards a cohesive outcome.

Scaling Agile with Apolinar

While most businesses are now familiar with working in agile ways, scaling agile across the entire business operations to create a cohesive Agile Enterprise has proven to be more difficult.

Success in scaling agile is less about a framework and more about the organisational change. Frameworks are simply tools for businesses to use and refer to, while the key to success lies in the implementation and change management. Scaling agile should be driven by small, iterative steps for organisation-wide scaled agile, enabling the entire business operations to work as a single cohesive train.

With a team of trained and certified SAFe® SPC’s, Scrum Masters and PO/PM’s based locally in New Zealand, Apolinar can partner with your organisation to scale agile. Our team has over two decades of practical hands-on experience in leading and delivering successful Digital Transformation projects for leading New Zealand enterprises, enabling Apolinar to apply our real-world, successful experiences hand-in-hand with SAFe®.

Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe)

Our Approach

1. Assess & Review.

Where is your organisation at in your Agile implementation? Apolinar will assess and review your projects and if applicable, Agile Release Trains in flight, as well as a review of your people and processes. If further training is required, Apolinar can provide your team with training to achieve the knowledge and certifications required.

2. Boards, Executives and Leadership Teams Introduction

Scaling agile must be adopted from the top down. For Leadership Teams, we offer a one-day Scaling Agile SAFe Introduction that can be done in conjunction with Apolinar’s one-day Strategy and Alignment workshop. Which allows leaders to define their vision and outcomes from an enterprise agile capability transformation and which provides an overview of the key scaling patterns and organisational aspects of the SAFe framework.

3. Execution

Now that we understand where your organisation is at, and have support from the Leadership Teams, we will help your team understand the Agile portfolio management patterns. Agile architecture principles, patterns, and roles, including Agile DevOps, alongside how to scale agile organisation-wide, including non-technical business areas.

Where is your organisation at in your Agile implementation? Apolinar will assess and review your projects and if applicable, Agile Release Trains in flight, as well as a review of your people and processes. If further training is required, Apolinar can provide your team with training to achieve the knowledge and certifications required.

Scaling agile must be adopted from the top down. For Leadership Teams, we offer a one-day Scaling Agile SAFe Introduction that can be done in conjunction with Apolinar’s one-day Strategy and Alignment workshop. Which allows leaders to define their vision and outcomes from an enterprise agile capability transformation and which provides an overview of the key scaling patterns and organisational aspects of the SAFe framework.

Now that we understand where your organisation is at, and have support from the Leadership Teams, we will help your team understand the Agile portfolio management patterns. Agile architecture principles, patterns, and roles, including Agile DevOps, alongside how to scale agile organisation-wide, including non-technical business areas.

Our Apolinar’s SAFe® coaches will help lead your organisation and its teams down the path of continuous improvement. We provide support for those in key roles as necessary, in starting up and recovering Agile Release Trains (ARTs), facilitating PI planning, change management, and bringing forth ideas to advance the transformation. If required, we can focus on improving certain areas such as solution architecture, Human Experience (HX), multi-vendor environments and DevOps capability.

Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) Training

Our Apolinar SAFe® coaches can help your organisation become SAFe® certified.

Scaled Agile Framework has an extensive role-based training and certification program. Certified SAFe professionals are globally recognised for their ability to support the successful transformation of organisations into Lean-Agile enterprise.

From Leading SAFe, to SAFe Scrum Master, SAFe for Teams and Implementing SAFe, our training courses can be run in person or scheduled remotely in New Zealand.

Our fully certified SAFe® courses will equip you with the skills to pass your exam, lead the Scaled Agile Framework into your organisation, to deliver innovative business solutions faster and more efficiently than ever before.

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