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Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) 4.0 Workshop – December 10, 2016, 9:15 AM -3:00 PM

by Communications Team on November 17, 2016  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

incose-logo-with-linkieee_logo_mb_taglineAbstract: The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a commercial industry systems and software engineering body of knowledge based on lean and agile values, principles, and practices. Lean and agile methods are currently used by over 95% of public and private sector organizations worldwide. SAFe is a multi-level model consisting of best practices, guidelines, and tools for enterprise-wide portfolio management, value stream management (mission workflows, threads, and complex acquisitions), program management, and team-level project management. SAFe provides the program management and systems engineering discipline necessary to build complex, enterprise-wide mission and safety-critical systems, while retaining the flexibility, adaptability, and market-responsiveness of lean and agile principles. SAFe is emerging as the de facto standard for Global 500 firms, top U.S. financial institutions, major U.S. defense contractors, and public sector agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). During this, tutorial participants will engage in hands-on activities to reinforce the learning objectives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand and explain how SAFe 4.0 supports Lean & Agile principles.
  • Illustrate how and why SAFe 4.0 supports systems and software engineering.
  • Master the roles, responsibilities, and guidelines of its four major levels.
  • Learn how to apply SAFe 4.0 for portfolio, program, and project management.
  • Identify the business case, justification, and rationale for SAFe 4.0.
  • Internalize SAFe 4.0 principles by engaging in simulations and exercises

Speakers: Dr. Suzette Johnson works for Northrop Grumman as a Certified Enterprise Coach and SAFe Program Consultant. She has an interest and passion for promoting and implementing Agile engineering in large-scale systems environments. Dr. Johnson has over 15 years of experience applying agile methods on government programs as a systems engineer, where she helps streamline systems engineering and product development practices. Dr. David F. Rico helps oversee a portfolio of large multi-billion dollar IT projects.  Dr. Rico has been a technical leader in support of NASA, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army for over 30 years. He has led over 20 change initiatives based on Cloud Computing, Lean Thinking, Agile Methods, SOA, Web Services, Six Sigma, FOSS, PMBoK, ISO 9001, CMMI, SW-CMM, Baldrige, TQM, DoDAF, DoD 5000, etc.  Dr. Rico specializes in IT investment analysis, portfolio valuation, and organization change.

Location: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL)
Address: 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd Laurel, MD, 20723, BLDG: Kossiakoff Center, Rooms 7 & 8

Sponsors: IEEE Wash DC and the INCOSE Object-Oriented Systems Engineering Method Working Group/Chesapeake Chapter
Co-Sponsors: IEEE Baltimore and NOVA Societies, Councils, and Affinity Groups
Attire: Business Casual
Registration: RSVP email to the attention: Debi Siering at by Dec. 6, 2016.  Heading RSVP: Dec. 10, 2016 SAFE Workshop with the following information:  Name, Phone Number, INCOSE, or IEEE Membership #
Admission & Parking: Free

More information is available here:  10-dec-2016-safe-workshopv2

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