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SAFe Executive Round Table

SAFe Executive Round Table

The Essential Role of Leadership

Successfully Adopting SAFe® & Mastering Organisational Change

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Canary Wharf
8:00 am – 9:30 am
What’s New in SAFe 4.0 commences at 10:00 am

Join us with special guests Dean Leffingwell, Co-founder, Chief Methodologist of the Scaled Agile Framework and John Plumpton, VP & Senior Program Manager in Finance Risk and P&L at Deutsche Bank as they discuss the important role senior executives play as Change Leaders driving the success of an agile transformation programme.

Agile adoption is very reliant on the technical competence of the teams and how they work together, however the support of an engaged, lead by example executive team is critical. Discussions will include:

  • What are the key principles for successful change?
  • How should executives prepare?
  • What should an executive leadership team look like?
  • What resources and budget will be required?
  • How do you integrate software development with business change, business process re-engineering and all the other initiatives?
  • How do you measure success?

The session will kick-off with a presentation by Dean Leffingwell reviewing success stories, lessons learned and recommendations for a successful agile transformation followed by John Plumpton who will review Deutsche Bank’s agile journey with SAFe. A significant amount of time will be reserved for a round table Q&A session.

This is a unique opportunity to participate in stimulating discussion with recognized authorities on lean-agile development and hear first-hand about a successful SAFe roll-out at Deustche Bank as well as networking with fellow senior executives.

This event has very limited capacity and is for senior level executives.

Interested in learning more about SAFe 4.0? Stay for the SAFe 4.0 event commencing after the Executive Round Table at 10:00 am. Learn more.

Interested but can’t attend? Complete this form and we’ll email you the presentation materials after the event.


Dean Leffingwell

Dean Leffingwell

Creator of the Scaled Agile Framework and Co-founder of Scaled Agile, Inc
Recognized as the one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell is an author, entrepreneur, and software development methodologist. 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. Founder of several successful startups, including Requisite, Inc., makers of RequisitePro (acquired by Rational), Mr. Leffingwell also served as Chief Methodologist to Rally Software, and prior to that, as a Sr. Vice President at Rational Software (now part of IBM). He currently serves as Chief Methodologist to Scaled Agile, Inc., which he co-founded in 2011.

John Plumpton

John Plumpton

VP & Senior Program Manager in Finance Risk and P&L
Deutsche Bank

John Plumpton is a high-performing, delivery focused Senior Program Manager, with an outstanding record of achievement spanning 25 years in global financial services organisations; shaping, resourcing and leading complex transformational programs and delivering sustainable, innovative business solutions to improve operational performance, strengthen the customer relationship and enhance profits. During his time at Deutsche Bank, John has been responsible for a number of business impacting IT programmes from project governance, resourcing, prioritisation and delivery management to his present responsibility of delivering programmes that provide over €40m benefits realisation to the bank.