Essentially SAFe



Ever since the creation of the agile manifesto, agile frameworks have become increasingly popular, not only in small organisations but also in larger enterprises. While relatively easy to adopt an agile way of working in a small team, it's primarily the scaling of agile which proves to be a struggle for many organisations.

SAFe is a framework designed on experiences of people that have implemented agile frameworks in those larger organisations. Over the past years, Scaled Agile released several versions of its framework, the latest version being the 2017 release 4.5.

In this session we will cover the basics of the SAFe framework. The primary focus will be on the Essential SAFe configuration.

About Wouter Emael

Solution Architect Testing,
CTG Belgium

For over 7 years, Wouter has been active in test management in the financial and healthcare sector. About 4 years ago, he became passionately involved in agile methodologies. Ever since, he operated as a scrum master for a company transforming to the SAFe framework and as a feature engineer.


About Peter Duelen

Agile Coach,
CTG Belgium

Experienced Agile Test Manager and Team Lead with 20 years of testing experience, of which 9 in agile environments. His projects cover e-Learning platforms, Finance and Healthcare applications, Telecom client portals and some of the best-known games in both the PC and mobile market.

His agile and coaching skills are results and KPI-driven but with a pragmatic approach and a deep care for enabling people to deliver on their commitment in a positive way. Peter motivates people on team- and director level through respectful and open communication with focus on achieving business goals.

He has a deep understanding of the dynamics in structured and agile testing techniques, continuous improvement, E2E delivery and setting up or scaling environments.


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