PMI Maine Chapter

A SAFe way the whole company uses Agile

A SAFe way the whole company uses Agile

Agile teams are often successful within their area or department.  When companies try to replicate the Agile successes across departments, business lines, or functions - they come up short and revert back to using Agile for those few select IT endeavors. 

There are a handful of frameworks to help companies scale Agile:

  • SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)
  • LeSS (Large Scale Scrum)
  • DaD (Disciplined Agile Delivery)
  • SoS (Scrum of Scrums)

All of these have their plusses and minuses.  SAFe is the most widely adopted agile scaling framework, and this discussion will review SAFe in more detail.   We will discuss how SAFe is implemented and how it connects the dots from C-suite down to the team working the User Story. 

The presentation will be a discussion with multiple points of Q+A along the way to reveal the SAFe framework.  Time permitting, we will share experiences and failures and how SAFe may be applicable.


John Houser, SAFeĀ®5 SPC, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSCP, LSSBB, MBA is Director of Agile Office at Spectrum Healthcare Partners and has over 20 years of project management experience in the Insurance, Manufacturing, Biotechnology, and HealthCare industries.  John leads the Agile Transformation at Spectrum Healthcare Partners.  His teams work on the company's most complex and difficult world wide projects that have significant global impact and range up to $60M and 100 people in size. His multi-industry experience requires the blending of concepts and tools from Lean, Six Sigma, Agile, and Traditional PM.  John is active in the local project management chapter and teaches Agile Certificate programs.

Event Properties

Event Date 10-23-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date 10-23-2020 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-17-2020 4:00 am
Cut off date 10-23-2020 10:00 am
Individual Price Free
No. of Strategic PDUs 1
No. of Technical PDUs 1
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