How can an Enterprise that produces hardware devices with embedded software realize the benefits of lean and agile practices? This workshop explores the methods and techniques defined by the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) and Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) and how they address these unique challenges. We will be using the fictitious Metropolitan Utility Company, with the Automated Meter Reader (AMR) Program, as our example, walking through SAFe® Enterprise Portfolio, Program, and Team Levels.
We will show how IBM’s CE IoT solution supports SAFe® and MBSE within and across these three levels. At the Team level will look at a Scrum team developing the embedded software and a Kanban team developing the AMR hardware, within the context of an Agile Release Train (ART). Demonstration of collaborative management of requirements, design, work items, and quality artifacts is the key to enabling the lean and agile Enterprise and realizing the benefits of lean and agile practices.
Familiarity with SAFe® and MBSE is encouraged but not required.
Peter Luckey: Wizened Grey-Beard or wet-behind-the-ears newbie: you make the call.
Peter is a certified SAFe® Program Consultant and Senior Solutions Consultant with 321 Gang. With over 35 years working in software and systems engineering he is passionate about providing solutions that help drive organizational success, whether it be relative to adopting the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) or utilizing IBM Rational tools to develop lean and agile systems. This includes 32 years with IBM and Rational. Peter has 8 grandchildren and would love to show you pictures of them.
Brianna Smith: Outdoor enthusiast and process transformation nerd. Brianna shares equal passion in her love of skiing, volleyball, hiking and animals as she does helping teams streamline their development practices.
She is a Senior Solutions Consultant with 321 Gang with over 20 years of experience in SDLC and has a unique ability to encapsulate business challenges and drive complex projects from idea to reality. These experiences also include 18 years with IBM and Rational aiding teams utilize tools to develop lean and agile systems. Brianna’s background of customer success includes leading large transformational efforts to agile practices in variant industries including entertainment, medical device, financial services, transportation, communication, aerospace, software development and others. Brianna takes every opportunity to hike with her pups and loves to share pictures.