DevOps and Release on Demand

The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) serves the business imperative of making organizations more agile in responding to digital disruption. DevOps and Release on Demand play key roles in ensuring greater enterprise agility and help overcome traditional misalignments across the Value Stream. 

Moving value through the enterprise

DevOps is an enterprise-wide culture and practice. Although it does not have a commonly accepted manifesto or playbook, core capabilities of successful DevOps implementations can be identified. These capabilities provide the foundational principles for SAFe’s CALMR approach to DevOps. 

 

See what Gene Kim, DevOps enthusiast, says about how SAFe embraces DevOps


 

A CALMR approach to DevOps

Culture

Establish a culture of shared responsibility for development, deployment, and operations.

Automation

Automate the continuous delivery pipeline.

Lean flow

Keep batch sizes small, limit WIP, and provide extreme visibility.

Measurement

Measure the flow through the pipeline. Implement application telemetry.

Recovery

Architect and enable low risk releases. Establish fast recovery, fast reversion, and fast fix-forward.

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The results

 

Find the right training to …

  • Understand the CALMR approach to DevOps
  • Understand the importance of continuous integration, continuous testing, and be ready to apply it
  • Apply the concepts of continuous security
  • And much more.

Download the whitepaper and learn how SAFe…

  Implements Lean-Agile software and systems development at enterprise scale

  Applies both Agile and DevOps to the complete flow of data

  Is offered as an online, freely revealed knowledge base

SAFe role-based curriculum

DevOps is an essential element of SAFe training. Learn more, become a Certified SAFe® professional, and earn PDUs by taking a course. 

 SAFe Product Owner/Product ManagerProduct Owners, Product Managers (Recommended)

In this two-day course, you will learn how the roles of Product Owner, Product Manager, Solution Manager, and Epic Owner drive the delivery of value in the SAFe enterprise. You’ll get an overview of the SAFe®, the Lean-Agile mindset, and an understanding of how the PO and PM roles operate in the enterprise to drive the delivery of value. Finally, you will get an in-depth understanding of the specific activities, tools, and mechanics used to effectively deliver value to the enterprise.

 Leading SAFeExecutives, Managers, & Stakeholders

Develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide when you become a Certified SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA). During this two-day course, you’ll learn the principles and practices of the SAFe®, how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale.

 SAFe for TeamsAgile Teams

Build the skills needed to become a high-performing team member of an Agile Release Train (ART)—and learn how to collaborate effectively with other teams—by becoming a Certified SAFe® 4 Practitioner (SP). During this two-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the ART, how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role using Scrum, Kanban, and XP.

 Implementing SAFeLean-Agile Change Agents & Consultants

Become a leading agent for change—and enable your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you become a Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, you’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of SAFe®. You will learn how to effectively coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others.

 SAFe Scrum MasterNew Scrum Masters

Become a leading agent for change—and enable your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you become a Certified SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM). During this four-day course, you’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of SAFe®

 SAFe Advanced Scrum MasterExperienced Scrum Masters

This course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a SAFe® implementation. The course covers facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of the program execution and relentless improvement. It enhances the Scrum paradigm with an introduction to scalable engineering and DevOps practices; the application of Kanban to facilitate the flow of value; and supporting interactions with architects, product management, and other critical stakeholders in the larger program and enterprise contexts.

 SAFe Release Train EngineerRelease Train Engineers

In this advanced workshop, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer (RTE) in the SAFe enterprise. Through experiential learning, you will learn how to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and value streams. You will also learn how to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to plan and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the RELEASE TRAIN primarily enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.