What's New in SAFe® 4.6?

Introducing the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise

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A few weeks ago, Scaled Agile, Inc. released SAFe 4.6, which introduced the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise. They are now the primary lens for understanding and implementing SAFe. Mastery of these five competencies enables enterprises to successfully navigate digital disruption and to effectively respond to volatile market conditions, changing customer needs, and emerging technologies.

Please join Richard Knaster, SAFe Fellow, Methodologist and Author to learn the changes in this new version of SAFe and understand how it helps your organization become a Lean Enterprise. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the changes to SAFe, including the following topics:

  • Lean-Agile Leadership
  • Team and Technical Agility
  • DevOps and Release on Demand
  • Business Solutions and Lean Systems Engineering
  • Lean Portfolio Management
We will also briefly cover the new guidance for SAFe in Government.
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Richard Knaster

SAFe® Fellow, Methodologist
and Principal Consultant

Scaled Agile, Inc.

Richard has more than 30 years’ experience in software and systems development, in roles ranging from developer to executive, and has been leading large-scale Agile transformations for well over 15 years. Richard actively works on advancing SAFe’s Lean-Agile methods as a SAFe Fellow and methodologist.

As a principal consultant, he is passionate about helping organizations create a better environment to deliver value, improve quality and flow, and be more engaging and fun. Richard is the co-author of the SAFe Distilled and the SAFe Reference Guidebook series. He is also the author of the SAFe 4.6 Introduction to SAFe whitepaper.
Eric Robertson

VP, Product Management & Marketing 
SAFe Program Consultant

CollabNet VersionOne

Eric Robertson is responsible for product management and marketing at CollabNet VersionOne. Prior to CollabNet, Eric served as Director of services and portfolio management for enterprise solutions at Unisys. Eric joined Cisco through a company acquisition, where he led product management for Cisco's cloud automation and SAP ALM extension offerings.

Eric has successfully held product development, services and management roles with enterprises and start-ups and has provided consulting services to Fortune 500 companies. Eric holds a patent in the area of virtualization and a Master's Degree in Electrical and Software Engineering from University of Texas in Austin and continues to further his research in domain- specific languages, and intelligent automation.