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SAFe 4.0 Event: The Big Picture

SAFe 4.0 Event with IJI & Dean Leffingwell

What's New in SAFe® 4.0?

Canary Wharf, London
March 10, 2016
10:00 am to 11:30 am

IJI is committed to helping our clients scale and sustain agile to large programmes whilst achieving greater productivity, faster times to market, and increased employee engagement. Adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework® has accelerated with 60% of Fortune 100 enterprises having SAFe® trained practitioners.

The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is a guiding framework for realizing many of the benefits of agile. Newly launched SAFe 4.0 makes even greater strides for large-scale system delivery.


  • The business and technical drivers behind the launch of SAFe 4.0
  • How SAFe decouples business value streams from delivery streams (or Agile Release Trains) to provide you with improved manageability
  • How SAFe provides practical support for managing CapEx and OpEx

Join us with special guest Dean Leffingwell, Creator of the Scaled Agile Framework and Co-founder of Scaled Agile, Inc. along with Ian Spence, Chief Scientist and Brian Tucker, SPCT & Principal Consultant at IJI as they review what’s new in SAFe 4.0!

Dean will kickstart the session with an overview of SAFe 4.0 and Ian and Brian will share best examples from customer engagements including key considerations when making an agile transformation decision including:

  • Is SAFe a fit for my organisation?
  • How SAFe can be tailored to meet unique organisational requirements?
  • Best practices for a successful SAFe implementation

Join us on the March 10th for this engaging and informative free event.

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

About the Panel

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.

Ian Spence

Ian Spence

Chief Scientist
Ivar Jacobson International

Ian was one of the first European SAFe Program Consultant Trainer’s; a reflection of not just his knowledge of SAFe but also his long experience working with Dean Leffingwell over the last 15 years, and his vast experience of successfully leading large-scale agile transformations. He regularly delivers both the SAFe Program Consultant and SAFe Practitioner training and often co-teaches the SAFe Program Consultant training with Dean when he is in London. He has coached a number of companies through the initial release planning events and Agile Release Train Quickstarts including Schneider Electric (over 18 teams across three continents) and Nordea (over 100 people in one room). He has also helped many customers apply SAFe practices, including MunichRe and Ericsson Modems, to scale their existing agile methods. IT Solutions environment. Ian regularly appears at conferences, publishes books and articles, and conducts webinars and seminars.

Brian Tucker

Brian Tucker

Principal Consultant
Ivar Jacobson International

Brian was one of the first trainers outside of the Scaled Agile Academy to qualify as a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer having worked with the framework since its initial inception five years ago. Brian regularly delivers the SAFe Program Consultant training, co-teaching with Ian Spence and occasionally collaborating with Dean Leffingwell. Brian has been involved in SAFe implementations at numerous companies across Europe including hybris, PZU, Ford and Nordea. Brian is a highly proficient Agile and Scrum coach and trainer with extensive management experience in both corporate and small company situations, backed up with 11 years of software development experience.