With a public preview site launched in March, and the sold out inaugural class of Leading SAFe LSE held in early April, there is high demand for the new Lean Systems-based framework.

SAFe LSE is designed to meet the growing needs of those building the world’s most complex systems that contain mechanical, electrical, fluidics, optics and other elements that are increasingly software intensive. The SAFe LSE framework draws from four primary knowledge pools: Classical Systems Engineering, Lean thinking, Agile and scaled Agile (SAFe) development and Lean Product Development.

The LSE “Big Picture” (www.safe-lse.com) provides interactive access to detailed guidance for the people that do the work, their major activities, and the work products that capture decisions and help guide the flow of work. SAFe LSE also features a Program Portfolio interface to SAFe, which facilitates visibility, alignment, and Portfolio level governance for software solutions developed under SAFe, as well those systems developed under SAFe LSE.

SAFe LSE is the result of a collaboration between Scaled Agile’s Chief Methodologist, Dean Leffingwell, system expert, Harry Koehnemann of 321 Gang, Scaled Agile’s Alex Yakyma and Inbar Oren, as well as  a growing contingent of systems engineers in the field. Two principal process engineers from PEDCO participated at the inaugural class in Boulder, Colorado (April 2015).

On the last day of the class, Peter Pedross also presented the product Applied SAFe from PEDCO. Applied SAFe is PEDCO’s own implementation of SAFe as a fully-fledged ALM Tool Agnostic process model (www.appliedSAFe.com). Applied SAFe was very well received by the class participants, who came from various industries like automotive, avionics and government.

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