Best-selling Author Dean Leffingwell Releases New Book, "SAFe 4.0 Reference Guide: Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Software and Systems Engineering”

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Captured for the first time in print, the SAFe body of knowledge is now available as a desktop reference to help enterprises accomplish their mission of building better software and systems

SAFe 4.0 Reference Guide: Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Software and Systems Engineering”

SAFe 4.0 Reference Guide: Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Software and Systems Engineering”

If you're working for or with an enterprise adopting SAFe, you need to get this book.

Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), is pleased to announce the publication of the “SAFe 4.0 Reference Guide: Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering.” Published by Addison-Wesley Professional, the 576-page guide provides complete coverage of what has, until now, only been available online at scaledagileframework.com.

This latest entry from best-selling author, Dean Leffingwell—and co-authored by the SAFe contributor team—is available in paperback, Kindle, and eBook formats at major book retailers. It details proven success patterns for implementing Lean-Agile software and systems development at enterprise scale, and provides comprehensive guidance for work at the enterprise Portfolio, Value Stream, Program, and Team levels. It also includes the various roles, activities, and artifacts that constitute the Framework, along with the foundational elements of values, mindset, principles, and practices.

“The SAFe Reference Guide is the ideal companion to the SAFe website,” said Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe and Chief Methodologist. “You can scribble in the margins, read it on an airplane, add sticky notes, and highlight relevant sections to make it your own. That makes it especially useful for students wanting to study for their SAFe certification exams, as well as for practitioners in the field working out the details of their SAFe implementation. The demand for this book has been growing, and we’re pleased to be able to provide this substantial new resource to the SAFe community.”

Advance praise for “The SAFe 4.0 Reference Guide, Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering:”

  • "The SAFe Reference Guide has been enormously helpful in understanding the SAFe framework as a coherent whole,” said Tomas Eilsø, Agile Coach, Denmark. “I can highly recommend it to anyone wanting to better understand SAFe, and I found it a great resource in preparation for the SPC4 exam.”
  • Said Tye Davis, Sr. Product Marketing Manager Application Lifecycle and Quality at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, “I find the guidance articles incredibly valuable—and if you're scaling Agile in a large enterprise and want to achieve the best possible outcomes, you will too.”
  • Doug Stewart, Director of Services for 321 Gang, attests, “If you're working for or with an enterprise adopting SAFe, you need to get this book.”

Skill Level / Who Will Benefit

Intermediate–Advanced; anyone in an enterprise-level software and/or systems development environment looking to achieve the business benefits of advancing Agile beyond a few teams or projects. This includes executives, managers, consultants, leaders, program managers, and Agile change agents.

About the Authors

Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe®, is widely recognized as the one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices. He is an author, serial entrepreneur, and software and systems development methodologist. His two best-selling books, “Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise” (Addison-Wesley, 2011), and “Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises” (Addison-Wesley, 2007), form much of the basis of modern thinking on Lean-Agile practices and principles.

Co-authors, Alex Yakyma, Richard Knaster, Drew Jemilo, and Inbar Oren, are SAFe Fellows and Contributors, all instrumental in developing and evolving the Scaled Agile Framework body of knowledge, Lean-Agile best practices, and guidance for enterprises adopting SAFe.

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.

Product Details

“SAFe® 4.0 Reference Guide: Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Software and Systems Engineering”
By Dean Leffingwell, Alex Yakyma, Richard Knaster, Drew Jemilo, and Inbar Oren
Paperback: 576 pages, dimensions: 8" x 10"
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (August 21, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0134510542, ISBN-13: 978-0134510545
Available through InformIT, and most major book retailers

To learn more about the “SAFe® 4.0 Reference Guide,” visit scaledagile.com/reference-guide
To learn more about the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), visit scaledagileframework.com

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Regina Cleveland, Director of Communications
regina.cleveland(at)scaledagile(dot)com

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