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Get Ready for SAFe 4.0: Learn More About the New Agile at Scale in Kronberg, Germany
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Get Ready for SAFe 4.0

When: March 7
12:30 - 18:00
Where: Campus Kronberg 1
61476 Kronberg
Contact: Michael Stump

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Get Ready for SAFe 4.0

Learn more about the new agile at scale.

If you’ve looked at the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) before and determined it wasn’t right for you, it’s time to look again. SAFe 4.0 just hit the streets and it includes major enhancements to support large-scale software and systems. 

We invite you to join us and our partners CA Technologies, Accenture and Kegon for a presentation of SAFe 4.0 with Dean Leffingwell, creator of the Scaled Agile Framework. Learn how the enhanced features—like business value streams, stronger Kanban focus, and practices for managing CapEx and OpEx—can help you better organize around value delivery and improve your development, coordination, and delivery of large scale systems. Hear how to get business benefits that team-level agile alone can’t provide. Understand how the SAFe principles and framework can guide you in successfully scaling agile.


DATE: Monday 7 March, 2016

TIME: 12:30 - 18:00

LOCATION: Campus Kronberg 1, 61476 Kronberg im Taunus, Germany



12:30 Registration + lunch

13:45 Introduction, Jochen Malinowski, Accenture

14:00 Dean Leffingwell presentation: “What's New in SAFe 4.0”

15:00 CA Technologies presentation: “We’re Ready for SAFe 4.0”

15:30 Break

16:00 Accenture presentation: “Distributed Agile at Scale”

16:30 Kegon presentation: “SAFe as General Process Model at Deutsche Bahn Schenker Rail

17:00 Customer case study: “Driving SAFe at TomTom”

17:30 Open space sessions

18:00 Dinner



  • Dean Leffingwell, Scaled Agile
  • Steve Wolfe and Martin Burns, CA Technologies
  • Wolfgang Brandhuber, Accenture
  • Thorsten Janning, Kegon
  • James Janisse, TomTom 



Dean Leffingwell
Co-founder, Chief Methodologist

Widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on software development, 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 principles and practices. 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.

Topic: “What's New in SAFe 4.0”

Steve Wolfe

CA Technologies

Steve has more than 20 years of experience working on software products in a variety of industries. His experience includes 7+ years on agile teams in Product, Engineering, Project, and Release management roles. Steve's passions include helping organizations prepare, plan, execute, and improve their software delivery and meet their business portfolio objectives.

Topic: "We Are Ready for SAFe 4.0—And Can Help You Be, Too"

Martin Burns

Transformation Consultant 

Martin Burns is a Senior Principal Transformation Consultant at Rally | CA, working with complex, software-intensive customers to help them change towards more effective Lean and agile-inspired ways of working. SAFe Program Consultant-certified since 2013, he passed the first SAFe 4.0 “Implementing” certification class in December 2015, taught by Dean Leffingwell. Martin also is the organiser of the annual SAFe Leadership Retreat. Follow him on Twitter @MartinBurnsSCO

Wolfgang Brandhuber

Agile Coach, Accenture  

Dr. Wolfgang Brandhuber is an Agile Coach within the Technology Solution practice of Accenture. He has more than ten years of experience working in and leading agile projects. He started his professional career as a Java developer and later moved to a  database architect.   Over the following years he held many Scrum role including Developer, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Chief Scrum Master with different clients. His main areas of expertise are scaling agility and agile product management.
Wolfgang holds a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering in the field of digital signal processing from the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Topic: "Distributed Agile at Scale”

James Janisse


In 2012, James successfully introduced the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) as well as Rally within TomTom.  Prior to this, only a few teams had tried Agile, and most development still occurred via waterfall projects.  What started as a Product Unit initiative for 25 scrum teams organically grew into a company-wide adoption across 100+ scrum teams.  Results achieved so far include drastic reduction in time to implement new products and features, as well as a corresponding increase in quality. James managed his first Agile programme in 2006 and has helped evangelise the value and benefits of Agile and lean practices ever since. Prior to his Agile “conversion”, James worked as a Senior Manager at Accenture on a variety of classic waterfall projects including a multi-year project for the U.S. Department of Defense. Finally, James holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Windsor, and a Masters of Engineering from the University of Ottawa.

Topic: “Driving SAFe at TomTom”

Thorsten Janning


Dr. Thorsten Janning (born 1962) graduated in Mathematics and worked in the IT industry since 1990. His career took him as an architect and project manager over consulting and user organizations as well as a university professor to one of the first system integration and training companies quoted at the German new market as a CEO responsible for system integration and training.

As co-founder (in 2002) he is a partner and CEO at KEGON AG. Focus of his professional activities is the development of efficient organizations by implementing agile organizations. He is one of the most experienced consultants in agile transformations on the basis of the Scaled Agile Framework in Europe. Dr. Janning has also implemented his long-term experience in the development of new technologies in a variety of publications and conference developments. Since 2011 he also is chief editor of the leading magazine on IT management and software engineering OBJEKTSPEKTRUM.

Topic: "SAFe as General Process Model at Deutsche Bahn Schenker Rail"

Deutsche Bahn is currently driving a strategic program. With SAFe the modernization of the logistic processes on the basis of software innovation is getting faster and more effective. Therefore, SAFe has been defined as new standard development process for software development and SAFe is just used being introduced as standard model for portfolio and program process. We are talking about our experiences.


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