Scaled Agile announced that the first annual Regional SAFe Summit will take place from 25 – 28 June, 2018 in the beautiful city of Frankfurt, Germany. This is a must-attend event for individuals relying on SAFe to drive better business outcomes for their customer or employer. It’s where the SAFe community gathers to learn best practices, network with each other, connect with thought leaders and influencers in the industry, and see first-hand how enterprises are leveraging SAFe to continuously deliver value to the customer. The 2018 Regional SAFe Summit will take place at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center. You can look forward to a full schedule of keynotes, sessions, and trainings.

As at every SAFe Summit from the beginning, PEDCO AG will take part as well and will be present with a booth as well. Together with a lot of our Applied SAFe Partners such as Agile Craft, ca technologies, Gladwell, Kegon, Rentouch and of course, Scaled Agile Inc.. Take this opportunity and talk with us about what it takes to apply SAFe, even in regulated environments such as automotive, finance, med-tech, aerospace and defense.

The two-day info-packed Regional SAFe Summit in Europe will bring together hundreds of SAFe professionals of all certification levels, as well as Scaled Agile Partners and enterprise customers. With industry-leading keynote speakers, multiple tracks, breakout sessions, and customer success stories, this is a must-attend event for anyone who depends on SAFe to support their business or enterprise, or wants to learn more about the benefits of SAFe from real world practitioners.

Peter Pedross, CEO

Peter Pedross
CEO & Founder – PEDCO AG

From PEDCO, our CEO Peter Pedross will be present as well. See the newest version of Applied SAFe and take a dive into a world of compliance, lean agile process management and see how you to stand tall in terms of an audit or against an audit. We at PEDCO believe that the Scaled Agile Framework is the de-facto standard for agility at scale. PEDCO has direct access to the thought leadership and all the content of SAFe, the Scaled Agile Framework, which is the de-facto standard for agility at scale. Combined with that we have access to Stages, the world leading process management tool and we as system integrators have integrated both the framework and the platform into one product called Applied SAFe.

Applied SAFe works for those organizations who are in highly complex, highly compliant and auditable organizations such as Automotive, Defense, Aerospace, Medical and Finance. These organizations depend on their process and their process authoring and being able to stand up in terms of an audit or against an audit. Applied SAFe from PEDCO creates a dynamic where you can author your entire process and instantiate to your community internal or external and ensure that you have the best and most compliant process for your organization. Please find here further information on Applied SAFe, its value propositionbrochure and factsheet.

Recent webinars on ‘Mixing Agile with other Live Cycles’ and ‘Lean Agile Requirements’, both for large scale complex environments.

We like to use the opportunity to announce our next webinar and past webinars, hosted by our partner CPrime / Blue Agility.

Mixing Agile and other Life Cycles in Large Scale Complex Environments

Mixing Agile and Building large-scale software and cyber-physical systems are one of the most complex and challenging endeavors in the industry today. Lean enterprises focus on delivering the right solutions to customers with the highest quality in the shortest sustainable lead time, with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) being adopted extensively throughout the industry.

In most enterprises, however, there exists a transition period whereas some programs will continue to apply the waterfall model and other lifecycle modes, while other programs are moving quickly to agile delivery via Agile Release Trains. These programs are not independent and some degree of organizational and code level dependencies exist, which can lead to conflicting methods and expectations and jeopardize common delivery objectives.

For this webinar, join Peter Pedross, CEO and Founder of PEDCO-Applied SAFe, as he discusses:

  • What mechanisms can be used to help maximize the value delivery despite the unique challenges of mixed agile/waterfall environments
  • Ways to increase the collaboration between the two delivery mechanisms
  • Various solution scenarios
  • Patterns in the area of organizational, architectural and technical solutions, including mockups and designing interfaces, frequent integration, design patterns, etc.

Who should attend?

Lean Agile Leaders, Quality Managers, Architects, Solution/Product-Manager, Requirements Engineers, CIO’s, Process Managers.

Register here!
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Lean Agile Requirements in Large Scale Complex Systems

Building large-scale software and cyber-physical systems (CPS) are one of the most complex and challenging endeavors in the industry today.

Emerging practices from industries like Automotive, MedTec and Finance offer a different approach to handle this inherent complexity. This new approach focuses on a solution centric development, where the solution itself determines the kind of documentation produced, not necessarily the methodology employed. This leads into a separation of transient (development life cycle dependent objects) and solution objects.

Today, in this VUCA-World, most complex endeavors don’t start as a green field. A considerable amount of existing solution documentation (such as architecture/s, models, design decisions, and requirements) may have been accumulated over several years or even decades. Additionally, in some industries, e.g. automotive suppliers, the expected lifespan of newly built solutions is more than 20 years. This means that the future engineers who will work on these systems are currently attending Kindergarden… We must take this into consideration and ensure that current and evolving requirements, design and intent are clearly stated and documented.

To this end SAFe offers ‘Solution Intent’ which serves as a “repository for storing, managing, and communicating the knowledge of current and intended Solution behavior.” This elegant solution allows us to capture the knowledge and the basic understanding of current and evolving requirements, design, and intent—that is, the larger purpose of the solution.

For this webinar, join Peter Pedross, CEO and Founder of PEDCO-Applied SAFe as we outline some of these emerging approaches and discuss the pros and cons (based on experience with Applied SAFe, the implementation of SAFe as a process model).

Watch the recording here!