Scaled Agile, Inc. Announces Inaugural SAFe® Summit being held October 25–28 in Denver, Colorado

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Registration open for first event dedicated to supporting the SAFe community of practice. 2016 SAFe Summit to be held October 25–28 in Denver, Colorado.

2016 SAFe Summit Oct. 25–28, Denver, Colorado

2016 SAFe Summit Oct. 25–28, Denver, Colorado

With over 70% of U.S. Fortune 100 enterprises adopting SAFe practices, and nearly 60,000 individuals trained and certified, the demand for an event dedicated to SAFe has been enormous.

Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), today announced that registration has opened for the 2016 SAFe Summit, which will take place October 25–28 in Denver, Colorado. The four-day Summit is being hosted by Scaled Agile, and will be the largest gathering of its kind to focus exclusively on SAFe and its community of practice. The inaugural event is focusing on empowering the SAFe community to help enterprises become more Agile in the marketplace and more competitive in their industry.

“With over 70% of U.S. Fortune 100 enterprises adopting SAFe practices, and nearly 60,000 individuals trained and certified, the demand for an event dedicated to SAFe has been enormous,” said Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe and Chief Methodologist. “We’re excited to meet that demand with this premier event where the community can learn, connect, and share ways to improve outcomes for systems and software-dependent enterprises across all industries."

“The SAFe Summit is an outgrowth of the overwhelming success we had with last year’s Scaled Agile Partner Summit,” said Francis Kelly, VP of Enterprise Sales and Partner Development. “This year we’re expanding our horizons to provide a ‘big tent’ event for everyone engaged with SAFe—partners, practitioners, instructors, consultants, and enterprise business leaders. We’re also inviting Partners to exhibit, making this the first event of its kind where SAFe service, training, and tooling vendors can showcase their solutions to a SAFe-minded audience.”

Described as being “All things SAFe, all in one place,” the 2016 SAFe Summit combines three key events:

  • October 25, Partner Day:

Dedicated to building Partner success in selling, supporting, and deploying SAFe products and services, the Partner Day is for Scaled Agile Partners’ business leaders and their associated SPCs and SPCTs.

  • October 26–27, SAFe Summit:

The two-day Summit will bring together SAFe practitioners, consultants, as well as Partners and enterprise customers. With multiple keynotes, tracks, breakout sessions, and enterprise success stories, this is a must-attend event for anyone who depends on SAFe, or is considering SAFe to support their business or enterprise.

  • October 28, SAFe Training Day:

For certified SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) and SAFe Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs), the SAFe Training Day includes: Building Large and High Assurance Systems with SAFe 4.0; SPC Performance Toolkit for the Portfolio; SAFe 4.0 Course Delivery Enablement; and Training SAFe 4.0 From the Back of the Room.

Session and keynote topics include:
– Lean Portfolio Management
– Agile HR
– SAFe in Government
– Applying SAFe to Large and Complex Value Streams
– Financial Aspects of Lean Portfolio Management with SAFe
– Building Large and High Assurance Systems.

Keynote speakers include Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe and Chief Methodologist along with Chris James, President and Chief Operating Officer of Scaled Agile, Inc. with more speakers, special guests, and session topics to be announced in the coming weeks.

Early-bird registration is available until September 15 on the official 2016 SAFe Summit website (http://www.safesummit2016.com), where attendees can also find more information about the agenda, speakers, sessions, and venue.

About Scaled Agile, Inc. (SAI):
Based in Boulder, Colorado, Scaled Agile’s mission is to help system and software-dependent enterprises achieve better outcomes, increase employee engagement, and improve business economics through adoption of Lean-Agile principles and practices based on the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). SAI supports tens of thousands of practitioners of the Framework through training, certification, consulting services, and a global partner network that reaches over 35 countries and 350 cities. As a contributing member of the Pledge 1% corporate philanthropy movement, SAI also seeks to inspire, facilitate, and encourage other companies to make a positive impact in their community.

To learn more about the 2016 SAFe Summit, visit safesummit2016.com
To learn about Scaled Agile, Inc., visit scaledagile.com

Media Contact:
Regina Cleveland, Director of Communications
regina(dot)cleveland(at)scaledagile(dot)com

Exhibitor and Event Contact:
Kimberly Flory, Events Marketing Manager
kimberly(dot)flory(at)scaledagile(dot)com

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