Leading SAFe® 4.5 by Dean Leffingwell, Now Available as LiveLessons Video Training

Leading SAFe 4.5 LiveLessons Video Course

Leading SAFe 4.5 LiveLessons Video Course

Excellent course to have as a reference as my organization goes through this [SAFe] transformation.

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Scaled Agile, Inc. (SAI), provider of SAFe®, the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility, today announced the release of Leading SAFe® 4.5: Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework®, a LiveLessons video tutorial available through InformIT and InformIT resellers.

Presented by the Framework’s creator, Dean Leffingwell, this nine-hour course provides an in-depth exploration of version 4.5 of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. The LiveLessons video format is designed for busy professionals as it allows them to watch the entire video or navigate directly to the content of choice, resulting in a customizable, self-paced learning environment.

Topics include:

  •     A high-level overview of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  •     The principle cornerstones of the Framework: thinking Lean and embracing agility
  •     How the Framework builds upon Lean, systems thinking, and Agile development: the nine SAFe Principles for Lean-Agile development at enterprise scale
  •     How to scale Lean-Agile development from the Team to the Program, Large Solution, and Portfolio level
  •     How to implement an Agile Release Train
  •     How to plan and execute a Program Increment
  •     How to build really large systems in a Lean and Agile manner
  •     How to build and manage an Agile portfolio
  •     Insights into the skills and values of Lean-Agile leadership—a learning journey

“The Leading SAFe LiveLessons video complements our efforts to provide world-class instructor-led training,” said Chris James, President and Chief Operating Officer, Scaled Agile, Inc. “It bridges the gap for people who may not be able to initially attend the two-day Leading SAFe certification course, but still need to gain the knowledge necessary to start or continue their Lean-Agile transformation. And for enterprises looking for consistent results as they introduce employees to the SAFe way of working, this video is an ideal addition to their training catalog.”

“The 4.5 version of Leading SAFe LiveLessons is not a minor update,” said Dean Leffingwell, Scaled Agile’s Chief Methodologist and CEO. “It is an entirely new video that captures the latest advances and innovations of the Framework. From the SAFe Implementation Roadmap to the new Scalable DevOps and Continuous Delivery Pipeline, there’s a wealth of content for enterprises looking to gain the latest business benefits that can be achieved through SAFe.”

Praise for the previous edition of Leading SAFe LiveLessons:

“This was my first introduction to the SAFe Framework and although overwhelming, it is well put together and full of hands-on exercises and videos to enforce the concepts. This course takes you through the entire Framework from Team to Program and details the activities involved in each level. Dean adds a few extras toward the end that cover leadership and team motivation. Excellent course to have as a reference as my organization goes through this transformation.”
—Kesha Harris, as posted on frontrowagile.com

Product Details:

Title: Leading SAFe 4.5 LiveLessons: Leading the Lean Enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework (Video Training)
Instructor: Dean Leffingwell
Format: Online video, nine hours, nine chapters
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (Dec. 5, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0-13-486403-4, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-486403-7
Available through InformIT.com and InformIT resellers.

More information and a discount promotion can be found through Scaled Agile at scaledagile.com/leading45.

About Dean Leffingwell:

Widely recognized as the one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell is an author, serial entrepreneur, and systems and software development methodologist. His two best-selling books, Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise, and Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises, form much of the basis of modern thinking on Lean-Agile practices and principles. He currently serves as CEO and Chief Methodologist to Scaled Agile, Inc., which he co-founded in 2011.

About Scaled Agile, Inc.:

Scaled Agile, Inc., is the provider of SAFe®, the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility. Through learning and certification, a global partner network, and a growing community of over 190,000 trained professionals, Scaled Agile helps enterprises build better systems, increase employee engagement, and improve business outcomes. Scaled Agile is a contributing member of the Pledge 1% corporate philanthropy and community service movement. Learn more at scaledagile.com.

To view SAFe case studies, visit scaledagileframework.com/case-studies.

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