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How to Scale Agile with SAFe Using VersionOne and Jira

Many agile methodologies focus on team planning and delivery activities. For the individual team, these approaches and tools have achieved success, but now struggle to scale across multiple teams and plan work at a more strategic level. The Scaled Agile Framework for the Enterprise (SAFe®) addresses scaling issues by providing success patterns for organizations that ensure enterprises deliver software that meets its strategic and business objectives. In this webinar, learn how CollabNet VersionOne for SAFe® can be used with Atlassian Jira to scale agile across the enterprise. 

We will cover how using VersionOne as the portfolio and program planning solution and integrating the Jira Team tool for execution, organizations can:

  • Implement scalable, out-of-the-box key constructs, practices, reporting, and metrics defined by SAFe
  • Track enterprise-scale initiatives that combine multiple features across different teams from concept to cash
  • Align, measure, and optimize the flow of value across programs, large solutions, and portfolios



Mark Des Biens
Solutions Engineer and Implementation Consultant 
SAFe Program Consultant, CSM, PMP
CollabNet VersionOne

Mark Des Biens is currently working as a Solutions Engineer and Implementation Consultant at CollabNet. Mark has more than 20 years of project experience and has worked with dozens of companies looking to improve their enterprise agility. 

He has been a Scrum Master and agile program manager and is one of the founding members of the Midwest Agile Community Meetup group. Mark has presented at PMI, Agile Alliance, Agile Day Chicago and Agile Meetups. You can follow Mark's tweets at @midwestagile and his blog at a12p.blogspot.com.


Lee Cunningham
Senior Director, Enterprise Agile Strategy 
SAFe Program Consultant, CSM, PMP, PMI-ACP
CollabNet VersionOne

Lee is focused on advising the executive sponsors and senior leaders of large enterprises, providing insight and practical guidance to meet the challenges of large-scale agile. Prior to joining VersionOne, Lee held numerous positions of leadership in software development and delivery. He grew the agile practices in several organizations, and led the agile transformation of a large multi-national enterprise. Lee has trained, coached, and mentored hundreds of teams in scores of organizations around the world. His experience, pragmatic approach, and customer focus keep him in demand as a trusted advisor.

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