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Mix and Learn - February 15 2018 - Bellevue, WA | Essential SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) Assessment

February 15, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Red Lion Hotel Bellevue
11211 Main St.

You are invited to Puget Sound PMI's signature networking event, which enables managers to share ideas and form relationships in their community and with hiring companies.  Engage in discussions with peers on topics of technical project management, leadership, and strategic and business management while enjoying complimentary hors d'oeuvres. We encourage meeting new people and developing relationships. Managers have benefited from these mixers and some have found employment as a result of relationships started at these events.

Delicious hors d'oeuvres will be served and a no-host bar will be available.

This month will be joining us to give an enlightening talk titled:


“Essential SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) Assessment" by Helen Fleming

About Helen Fleming:

Helen Fleming was born and raised in Nanjing, China, and came to the United States for high school and college. She started in the technology industry moving from entry level positions up into development and then into management.

Her skills earned her a role as a visiting professor in project management. Her hands-on, iterative style of teaching made her class the most popular in the MBA program three years in a row.

Over her career, she has delved deeply into Agile practices, and is not just a trainer, but a true believer and hands-on practitioner. Since 2010, Helen has coached teams, organizations, and whole businesses on program management in general, and Agile methodology in particular. She has led practical and successful Agile transformations at many companies, most recently at T-Mobile, Microsoft, AT&T, and Harman International.

Helen is currently growing interest in SAFe practices in the Puget Sound (Seattle Metropolitan) area, and certifying new practitioners. She is also the president of the local Puget Sound PMI chapter, and an advocate and resource for Agile within the organization.

Essential SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) Assessment

Summary of the talk

The Scaled Agile Framework(SAFe) was designed to help enterprises deliver value continuously and more efficiently on a regular and predictable schedule, making them more Agile in the marketplace and more competitive in their industry.

Over time, the Framework has grown in size to accommodate the full spectrum of complexity in software and systems development. From international bond trading and medical devices to memory chips and fighter aircraft, SAFe has proven to scale to all situations. But, with such a robust framework, the question becomes: how closely does an organization need to follow various SAFe practices in order to get the desired result?

In addition, we’ve observed that not every implementation realizes the full business benefits that others achieve. When diagnosing, we’ve found that the less successful enterprises have skipped some of the most essential practices. It’s easy to see how that can happen. After all, it’s a big framework, how would an enterprise know what’s essential?

To that end, Essential SAFe is a subset that describes the minimal elements necessary to be successful. If you are incorporating these ten essential elements for each Agile Release Train in your portfolio, you’re well on your way to realizing the full benefits of SAFe.

Parking: Free parking at Red Lion Hotel, Bellevue.

PDUs 1.25

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$15.00 Member General Admission (advance registration)
$25.00 Member General Admission (at the door)
$10.00 Earlybird rate before February 5

$20.00 Non-member General Admission (advance registration)
$25.00 Non-member General Admission (at the door)
$15.00 Earlybird rate before February 5