The Scaled Agile Framework, or SAFe®, is a knowledge base of proven, integrated principles and practices for Lean, Agile, and DevOps. “Built-In Quality”, a core value of SAFe®, and its practices ensure that each Solution element, at every increment, meets appropriate quality standards throughout development.
The enterprise’s ability to deliver new functionality with the shortest sustainable lead time and adapt to rapidly changing business environments depends on solution quality. So, it should be no surprise that built-in quality is one of the SAFe Core Values. But built-in quality is not unique to SAFe. Rather, it is a core principle of the Lean-Agile Mindset, where it helps avoid the cost of delays associated with the recall, rework, and defect fixing. The built-in quality philosophy applies systems thinking to optimize the system as a whole, ensuring a fast flow across the entire Value Stream, and makes quality everyone’s job.
The Agile Manifesto is focused on quality as well which includes continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.Many of the practices advocated by SAFe® are inspired and described by Extreme Programming (XP). These practices help Agile teams ensure that the Solutions they build are high in quality, can readily adapt to change, and are architected for testing, deployment, and recovery. The collaborative nature of these practices, along with a focus on frequent validation, creates an emergent culture in which engineering and craftsmanship are key business enablers.
Mr. Tilghman will provide an introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework and discuss how the concept and practice of “Built-in Quality” is pervasive throughout the framework.
Mr. Tilghman will address the following topics:
Explore why agile at scale;
Introduce the Scale Agile Framework or SAFe®;
Explore SAFe’s core value of “Built-in Quality.”
David Tilghman is President & CEO of AgileSavant LLC, a consulting firm specializing in providing Agile Training & Coaching, Program Portfolio Management, DevOps, and Large Scaled Agile enterprise transformation consulting services to our clients. AgileSavant leverages Agile methodologies / frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), DevOps and scaling frameworks such as the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD). No client is the same, so AgileSavant customizes its services delivery approach to each unique customer engagement (one size or framework does not fit all). 100% of our employees maintain multiple Agile / PM Delivery certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMP / PMI-ACP), Scrum Alliance (CSM / CSPO / CSP), or Scaled Agile (SA / SP / SSM / SASM / PMPO / SPC-4). AgileSavant is also a partner to Microsoft Corporation and VersionOne Software in the areas of agile services and tooling, and a Silver Level Partner w/ Scaled Agile, Inc.
David currently holds the Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC4) certification from Scaled Agile Inc., the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certifications from the Scrum Alliance, and the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP) certifications from the Project Management Institute. David also has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).
BThrough his experiences at Hewlett-Packard (HP), Microsoft, and as a Senior Executive for a Microsoft Small Business Partner firm, David has over 20 years of experience delivering and selling large scaled infrastructure, COTS / GOTS software and custom agile development solutions leveraging Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint, Dynamics, .NET framework, TFS, MS Project, Office 365, Azure, etc. to commercial and government clients.
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Take I-95 West from airport to 95 South towards Washington D.C. Take 175 West towards Columbia exit 41B. At your first traffic light make a right onto 108. Make a left onto Lark Brown Rd. continue onto Benson Dr. Hotel is on the right.
Distance from Hotel: 11 miles
Drive Time: 15 min.
From Reagan National Airport -
I-95 South over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Route 1 North, take BWI airport exit
Distance from Hotel: 36 miles
Drive Time: 15 min.
From Dullas International AIrport -
I-95 South to exit 27 (I-495 West) to exit 45A. Follow signs to BWI airport, approximately 13 miles from exit 45A