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A majority of large IT projects run over budget and fail to deliver on time. In fact many companies are refusing to start projects with a budget of more than a million dollars. However many of us work for large organizations that need to scale. And while Scrum and XP gave us the building blocks, we need a framework for scaling our teams to support large scale delivery of value.

Scaled Agile Framework for enterprises (SAFe) is the most common and well developed approach for scaling agile teams. The SAFe framework is a knowledge base of proven success patterns for implementing Lean-Agile software and systems development at enterprise scale. SAFe takes a different approach to building value, funding value streams to produce products instead of projects. SAFe provides the framework an organization needs to effectively scale agile teams.

Standing Agenda:

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11:30am – noon – Gather to chat, network and eat lunch noon – 12:45pm – Presentation and Q&A 12:45pm – 1:00pm – Follow-up questions for the presenter Presenter: Steven Davidson

Steven is a dedicated IT professional with a consistent record of efficient problem resolution. He is proficient in the design and development of systems to aid in achieving business transformation goals, as well as an effective communicator who adeptly converses with technical, non-technical, and C-level audiences. Steven is experienced in full lifecycle delivery management (Waterfall and Agile Methodologies), application design and development, business transformation, system conversions, end-user training, and mentoring of Project / Program Managers. He is certified in ITIL v3 and is a Certified Scrum Master and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant. Steven has extensive experience working with Fortune 500 companies.