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a talk about SAFe-ty

Time: April 16, 2013 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: Muncipal Services Building, near City Hall
Street: 1401 John F Kennedy
City/Town: downtown Philly
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Event Type: meeting
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Apr 16, 2013

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Event Description


Agile has gone mainstream. Many companies have adopted Agile frameworks and practices for different project efforts with fantastic results. Yet, for the majority of these efforts, Agile adoption at the enterprise level has been slow primarily due to when and how do you scale Agile adoption.

How do you scale past small teams? At what point does traditional Scrum break? What about alternative frameworks like Kanban? Do we leave engineering practices from eXtreme Programming behind?

This presentation covers the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and explains how the framework not only scales to the enterprise level, but also depicts a supporting organizational model that works collaboratively for 100’s of people on a single (or multiple) Enterprise initiative(s).

Agile does scale and SAFe is how to do it.


Our speaker

Kim Werner (yes, he's a guy!) will be telling us about SAFe Agile Framework. He is a Certified SAFe SPC Program Consultant, 

His Bio
Agile Community of Practice Lead Practitioner
25 years IT experience in all roles
CSM, CSP , Certified
SAFe SPC Certified
Agile Player Coach
Founder of North Florida RUG.
Certified in RUP, OOAD and other Rational Tools
IBM Lead for Agile Transformation Community at IBM's DeveloperWorks, and in the IBM Jazz mentor programs
EPF Content Lead - Evolutionary Design Plugin for Open UP.


Mr Werner is available to us by Blue Mercury Consulting (BMC) which is an Agile Services company specializing in enabling our customers to adopt Agile practices and deployment throughout the enterprise. Our engagement model focuses on organizational change, process adoption, and technology enablement through a variety of tools that enable the Agile process Frameworks employed. Unlike other firms, we take a pragmatic adoption approach as opposed to a cookie cutter purest approach.


In the audience will be a couple of people who have been doing SAFe for quite a while, so I hope to pick their brains during the Q&A. 

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Comment by Valerie Palmer on April 8, 2013 at 8:01pm

Who is presenting from Blue Mercury?  I'm excited to learn more about SAFe.

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