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SAFe Agile Software Engineering ALPHA: Boulder, CO, March 27th-30th, 2018
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3/27/2018 to 3/30/2018
When: From 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Scaled Agile Headquarters
5400 Airport Blvd
Suite 300
Boulder, Colorado  80301
United States
Presenter: Harry Koehnemann & Ken Pugh
Contact: Scaled Agile

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SAFe Agile Software Engineering

Experience Agile Software Engineering practices for the Lean-Agile team


The discipline of Software engineering has evolved over the past decade with the introduction of Lean-Agile and DevOps principles and practices. New skills and approaches to software engineering help organizations deliver software-centric solutions faster, more predictably, and with higher quality. During this three-day, workshop-oriented course, attendees learn the foundational principles and practices that make up the Agile Software Engineering discipline.

Attendees will learn how Lean-Agile principles are driving these changes including continuous flow of value delivery, fast feedback on decisions, and building quality in, to name a few. They will connect these principles to modern developing practices including XP technical practices, Behavioral-Driven Development (BDD), Test-Driven Development (TDD), and applying the agile testing quadrant. Attendees will learn the best practices to model, implement, verify, validate, deploy, and release stories in a continuous delivery pipeline. Attendees will also understand how Software Engineering fits into the larger solution context and their role in collaborating on emergent architecture and intention design.

NOTE: This is an ALPHA version of this course, specifically designed to harvest input that will be used to improve the course before it is released for general availability. Participants will attend a fourth day after the presentation of the three-day course to actively provide detailed feedback and participate in a hands-on workshop for developing proposed revisions and enhancements of the course content, structure, organization, learning objectives and activities. Please register only if you can commit to attending and actively contributing all four days.


    For this Alpha offering, we hope to get feedback from those who have:

    • Experience developing applications using Lean-Agile principles and practices
    • Applied XP practices agile development including
    • Familiarity with TDD, BDD (ATDD), agile modeling, and code and design qualities
    • Developed application across the entire delivery pipeline that includes designing, implementing, testing, deploying, and releasing stories using agile and DevOps best practices

    Learning Goals

    To perform the role of a SAFe® Agile Software Engineer attendees should be able to:

    • Define Agile Software Engineering and the underlying values, principles and practices
    • Apply intentional architecture and Emergent Design
    • Design the test infrastructure
    • Build good user stories with INVEST criteria and personas
    • Apply Behavioral Driven Development (BDD)
    • Outline models for communication and representation
    • Implement stories
    • Deploy, release, and validate stories
    • Create your Agile software plan


    • Introduction to Lean, Agile, and SAFe
    • Apply SAFe principles for ASE
    • Agile SE practices (XP and BDD, modeling, architecture/design, DevOps, flow, CI/CD)
    • Apply intentional architecture and emergent design
    • Aligning on the flow of value (Revisit title – understand the backlog model)
    • Developing good user stories (see note below)
    • Applying behavioral driven development
    • Agile modeling
    • Implementing quality
    • Verifying and testing
    • Integrating, deploying and releasing
    • Managing change
    • Creating your Agile Software Engineering action plan

    I N S T R U C T O R S

    Harry Koehnemann
    SAFe® Fellow, SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT)

    Harry is a SAFe Fellow and principle contributor at Scaled Agile where he helps organizations in aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, and others improve execution in building large-scale systems. He has decades of experience with product development lifecycle practices including Lean, Agile, MBSE, requirements management, quality management, and the activities necessary to support compliance. Harry is a regular presenter in agile, engineering, and government conferences.

    Ken Pugh
    SAFe® Program Consultant, Author

    Ken has spent over forty years in software on projects ranging from goat serum process control to long-baseline interferometry to adverse drug event analysis. For the past fifteen years, he has consulted and trained on lean and agile development processes with an emphasis on test-first development.


    He is the author of seven books, including the Jolt Award winner, Prefactoring: Extreme Abstraction, Extreme Separation, Extreme Readability and his latest book Lean-Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development: Better Software Through Collaboration.





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