321 Gang is uniquely qualified to help large, regulated systems and software engineering organizations adopt SAFe with training, consulting and IBM Rational/ALM tools. Your success is our top priority!

321 Gang specializes in agile transformations for large organizations in regulated industries that need to align software, firmware, hardware & systems engineering teams. SAFe provides a foundation for how our clients create lean/agile ‘Value Streams’ that work across disciplines, programs, suppliers and geographies to improve time to market- while maintaining strict regulatory compliance. We call this SAFe for Lean Software and Systems Engineering (LSSE). Many partners have the software chops. 321 Gang has the systems chops as well to help bring exponential value to our clients.

321 Gang is also an IBM premier partner for systems engineering and software development. Our deep IBM Rational/ALM and SAFe LSSE expertise combine to provide a complete solution for our clients which includes reporting and traceability while agile/lean practices live alongside waterfall.

321 Gang is proud to have worked alongside Scaled Agile in the development of the ‘Value Stream’ layer of the Big Picture, and has contributed significantly to its content. This is where SAFe really addresses the needs of large projects/programs within regulated industries.

Contact 321 Gang today for an initial consultation!

Additional Webcasts Provided by 321 Gang:

SAFe with the IBM Rational Solutions (Six Webcast Series):

• Applying Large-Scale Agile with IBM Continuous Engineering and SAFe 4.0 – View Webcast
• Managing Change with SAFe Kanbans Using Rational CLM – View Webcast
• Agile Planning and Alignment with Rational Team Concert – View Webcast
• Supporting Continuous Build-Deploy-Test Cycles with IBM Solutions – View Webcast
• Being “SAFe” in Regulated Industries with IBM CE – View Webcast
• Using Rational Solution for SAFe Metrics and Reporting – View Webcast


Applying the New Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) 4.0 to Large, Engineered Systems

This talk presents the new SAFe 4.0 and discusses how these, and the other additions, help large, engineering system builders realize the benefits of lean and agile practices.

Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Systems Engineering (SAFe® LSE)

This talk presents the current state for SAFe LSE and show how applies to large product and program development. We will motivate the need for lean systems engineering by showing the challenges of traditional engineering in the context of and show how SAFe LSE can support systems that have variability and uncertainty.

Using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in the Continuous Engineering of Complex, Embedded Systems

This follow-on webcast is the second in a series discussing how apply the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to complex embedded systems development. SAFe is an extensible framework created through collaborations with organizations that have successfully scaled agile practices. SAFe continuously evolves based on experiences with its applications at a wide variety of organizations and programs.

Using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in Complex, Embedded Systems Development

This webcast presents on overview of the SAFe framework and how it can be applied to large, complex systems. Dean Leffingwell, a leading scaled agile methodologist and author as well as SAFe’s creator, presents the framework and shows how it helps organizations and programs scale agile beyond the team level.

Building Complex Systems with SAFe 4.0
In this webinar we will discuss the challenges large systems builders face and key approaches for addressing them. We will look into the key challenges that make complex systems development so complex. While some may appear to be impediments to the adoption of Lean and Agile practices at the first glance, it is even more critical to apply Lean and Agile where cost of error may be incredibly high. We will explore the myths that surround Lean-Agile in a complex, multidisciplinary world that include hardware, firmware and other engineering domains and try to take a balanced view based on SAFe® principles—immutable, universally applicable “laws of physics” that govern product development. We will put those principles to work by considering specific implementation of the core practices around organizational structure, synchronized development, and integration and testing. We will show how practices could be adjusted to provide improved results in different contexts based on selective optimization.

Presented by Alex Yakyma, SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant, Scaled Agile & Harry Koehnemann, Director of Technology & Cara Rawlings, Technical Marketing Specialist, 321 Gang, Inc.

Scaling Agility in Product Line Engineering (PLE) with SAFe

Product Line Engineering (PLE) and Lean/Agile share common goals – faster delivery and lower cost with better quality. PLE organizes people in a factory that produces the products in a product line from engineering assets shared across the portfolio. Lean/Agile organizes people in cross-functional, self-managed teams and teams-of-teams, which, at scale, are called value streams. Both approaches strive to reduce the handoffs, delays, and rework that occur when organizations mis-utilize their engineers and developers. This talk discusses how PLE and Lean/Agile principles support one another.