Scaled Agile, Inc. Announces “SAFe® 4.0 Distilled:” A Practical Guide to Implementing the World’s Leading Framework for Enterprise Agility

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“SAFe 4.0 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering” sheds light on how enterprises practicing SAFe can quickly improve time to market and increase productivity, quality, and employee engagement

SAFe 4.0 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering

SAFe 4.0 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering

'SAFe 4.0 Distilled’ is the book we’ve all been waiting for. It breaks down the complexity of the Framework into easily digestible explanations and actionable guidance. A must-have resource for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners.

A new book written by coauthors Richard Knaster and Dean Leffingwell is the first comprehensive how-to guide for practicing and implementing SAFe, the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility. Published by Addison-Wesley Professional, “SAFe 4.0 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering” illustrates how SAFe can quickly improve time to market and increase productivity, quality, and employee engagement.

With over 115,000 SAFe-trained practitioners, and hundreds of the world’s largest enterprises adopting the Framework, this new book meets the growing demand for a practical guide to understanding, practicing, and achieving maximum business value through SAFe.

“'SAFe 4.0 Distilled’ is the book we’ve all been waiting for. It breaks down the complexity of the Framework into easily digestible explanations and actionable guidance. A must-have resource for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners,” says Lee Cunningham, Senior Director, Enterprise Agile Strategy at VersionOne, Inc.

The book’s compelling narrative makes the business case for SAFe and provides an in-depth view of the key components that make it effective. “SAFe Distilled” also provides a step-by-step approach to implementing and advice on how to sustain and continuously improve outcomes.

“Our goal in writing this book was to provide a practical resource that practitioners and enterprises can use as a guide for their Lean-Agile journey,” says Richard Knaster, coauthor and SAFe Fellow. “'SAFe Distilled’ helps you understand how to think about the Framework, how to plan, how to train and mobilize a Lean-Agile workforce, and what to expect as you roll out SAFe in your enterprise. The ‘Implementing SAFe’ section alone is worth the price of the book, as it will help you avoid many of those ‘I wish I’d known that earlier’ moments.”

Skill Level / Who Will Benefit

Intermediate to advanced: executives, managers, consultants, leaders, program managers, and Agile change agents; 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.

Book Details

“SAFe 4.0 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering"
By Richard Knaster, Dean Leffingwell
Paperback: 384 pages, dimensions: 7" × 9"
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st edition (March 31, 2017)
Language: English ISBN-10: 0-13-420942-7, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-420942-5
Available through InformIT, Amazon, and most major book retailers

To learn more about “SAFe 4.0 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering,” visit scaledagile.com/safe-distilled.

About the Authors

Richard Knaster is a SAFe Fellow, Principal Consultant, and a member of the Framework team at Scaled Agile, Inc., the provider of SAFe. He has over 25 years’ experience in software development in roles ranging from developer to executive and has been involved in large-scale Agile transformations for well over a decade.

Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe and Chief Methodologist at Scaled Agile, Inc., is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices. His two best-selling books, “Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise” and “Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises,” form much of the basis of modern thinking on Lean-Agile practices and principles.

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 over 115,000 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.

Learn about Scaled Agile, Inc., and the Scaled Agile Framework, at scaledagile.com and scaledagileframework.com.

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

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