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The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a framework for implementing agile practices at an Enterprise level. More information available at http://scaledagileframework.com/

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Does SAFe yields better long term results than traditional Agile

While SAFe is picking up a lot of attention and as I understand seems to yields better long term results (velocity and overall product quality) than traditional Agile, I'm curious about its possible ...
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SAFe, are developers required to gather their own requirements?

Recently at our company, the management decided to implement SAFe. Things have changed quite a bit since then for better or worse. One of the major changes we have noticed as a developer is the ...
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How can we know that implementing SAFe results in profits for the company?

Did any company measure profits after implementing SAFe? How can we know that total costs of implementing SAFe are less than profits?
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If SAFe must be continuously calibrated and measured in ideal days, why does the framework say recalibration is unnecessary?

TL;DR SAFe says you don't need to recalibrate estimation, but requires estimates and other metrics to be normalized across one or more Agile Release Trains. Context, question rationale, and the ...
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What is the framework “escape hatch” for a SAFe ART that is running down the wrong track?

Handling Incipient Failures in SAFe In Scrum, there is the notion of Cancelling a Sprint and returning to Sprint Planning if the Sprint Goal becomes obsolete, or if the iteration plan is so far off ...
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How can I leverage JIRA ticket assignments to encourage group ownership, pairing, and swarming without bypassing other core functions?

Background & Objectives Atlassian JIRA is really just a ticketing system at heart. While there are a number of agile-ish workflows and plugins available to the system, the fundamental design of ...
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What to do when mid-sprint, you realize some stories won't be done?

On the seventh day of a two weeks Sprint, we realize that 20 percent of the stories cannot be completed. What is the best action to take? Is it possible/recommended to cancel the iteration on start ...
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How do you demo a spike?

Do spikes need to be demoed or you kind of just describe the knowledge gathered from the spike. During a Team Demo in safe. http://v4.scaledagileframework.com/team-demo/ Looks like the team could. ...
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What role should a project manager play in an Agile project? [duplicate]

I am on a software project with a project manager that seems to be doing things that are either not adding value, or that the rest of the Agile team could quite easily do themselves. It feels like ...
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User's of VersionOne - How do you handle requests that impact a current Epic/Product?

Currently, my effort has a few Epics in flight. One of the Epic's is servicing or enhancing a product in production. We are starting to use the request feature in VersionOne to intake these ...
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How can one Scrum Master do two retrospectives during SAFe PI Planning?

As a Scrum Master for two teams within SAFe, I have the standard scheduling down pat. I can attend all regular meetings and the teams are running relatively smoothly. However, we are working in a ...
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SAFe with Chargeback Accounting?

My company is very project-oriented and siloed. Many business units don’t want to fight for the money thus they build their own shadow IT. I think it's because of Chargeback Accounting. It’s all ...
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Are there differences in Test plans for an agile model and a traditional model?

Are there differences in in-sprint Test plans for an agile model and a traditional model? Is there any best practices to follow for in-sprint test plans?
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Is Ken Schwaber advocating a platform model in this blog post?

Context: Working as a Developer within an enterprise delivery encompassing a full technology stack across 22 feature teams - very SOA and backend heavy. As part of the Agile journey for the teams we ...
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How to use TFS 2015 Agile template artifacts in practice?

I am part of a company that is just establishing our process methodology for using the SAFe version of Agile, and leveraging the TFS 2015 Agile process template. Our team has several questions ...
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Objectives and release train philosophy

I have a question about this article "The Role of PI Objectives", where the author stated near the end of the article: As I captured these thoughts I was reminded of a key difference between ...
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Does Scaled Agile Framework really help to scale agile in bigger organizations?

Could anybody share whether SAFe has helped practically scale agile development in bigger organizations. Is there any other similar methodology or best practices document that could help with agile ...