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2018 Regional SAFe Summit, Europe
27 – 28 June | 08:00 – 17:00

Head to Frankfurt, Germany for the first annual Regional SAFe Summit in Europe!

The two-day info-packed Regional SAFe Summit in Europe will bring together hundreds of SAFe professionals of all certification levels, as well as Scaled Agile Partners and enterprise customers. With industry-leading keynote speakers, multiple tracks, breakout sessions, and customer success stories, this is a must-attend event for anyone who depends on SAFe to support their business or enterprise, or wants to learn more about the benefits of SAFe from real world practitioners.

Technical Sessions

Below is a representative sample of the technical sessions that we are planning for the 2018 SAFe Summit in Europe.   Stay tuned for the full agenda – coming soon!

Essential SAFe

Essential SAFe is sometimes described as ‘the simplest SAFe that can possibly work at enterprise scale.’ In this tutorial, Richard Knaster, SAFe Fellow will provide an overview of the ten essential SAFe patterns, and highlight the problems that occur when these patterns are not effectively implemented. Attendees will also complete a personal ‘flash assessment’ during the session which will guide them on their journey to improvement.

Measuring Business Value in SAFe

A continuous flow of business value is one of the most critical drivers in SAFe. What are the challenges with traditional measures like ROI and NPV? Through discussion and real examples, the presenters will describe aspects of business value in Agile Release Trains as related to the PI Objectives.

Achieving Regulatory Compliance with SAFe

Many systems in aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, banking, and other industries have an unacceptable social or economic cost of failure. As a result, these systems are often subject to regulatory oversight and compliance standards. These organizations are adopting Lean-Agile methods, and are struggling to understand how their existing phase-gated compliance activities participate in a Lean-Agile flow of value. This session describes how Lean-Agile principles and SAFe practices produce higher quality systems, as well as better business and compliance outcomes.

Agile Software Engineering in SAFe

The discipline of software engineering has evolved over the past decade with the introduction of Lean-Agile and DevOps principles and practices. New skills and approaches to software development help organizations deliver software-centric solutions faster, more predictably, with better quality, and higher customers satisfaction. This session shows how practices including Hypothesis-Driven Development (HDD), Behavioral-Driven Development (BDD), Test-Driven Development (TDD), and applying the agile testing quadrant can help achieve these goals.

Systems and Solution Architecture in Scaled Agile Framework

Architects have a critical role to play as technical leaders within ARTs and Solution Trains, yet their work is often perceived as being apart from the trains. Effective organizations must overcome this separation, and Richard Knaster, SAFe Fellow, will present SAFe’s approach to resolving it. He will share the SAFe architectural principles underlying successful Lean-Agile architectures, introduce the roles of System and Solution Architects, and elaborate the key collaborations that allow architects to amplify the long-term value delivered by teams and trains.

SAFe in Govt. Programs

The U.S. and international federal, regional and local governments have a mandate from the public to spend money on software and systems in the most cost-efficient and productive manner. As a result, many have found their way to SAFe, and many are reporting gains in productivity and costs savings that far exceed even some of the extraordinary benefits from the commercial sector. In this talk, Steve Mayner, SAFe Fellow will discuss strategies for adopting SAFe in government and will present successful case studies and the critical topics of acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, multivendor teams and programs, governance, audit, and earned value management.

Reaching the SAFe Transformation Tipping Point

We all admit it. Change is hard. Those who have been through it often report that the SAFe transformation was one of the hardest—and absolutely the most rewarding—change processes they have experienced. The trick is to get started with the leadership support you need to implement the transformation. In this combination workshop and tutorial, Dean Leffingwell will share some of the secrets we have learned that get leadership to the table, and to help assure they lead, rather than follow, the transformation.

Scalable DevOps and Continuous Delivery for the Agile Release Train

Many organizations view DevOps merely as a way to automate software development and ignore the cultural, Lean flow, measurement, and recovery aspects. In this talk, Inbar Oren, SAFe Fellow, will cover the nine mistakes enterprises make in implementing DevOps and creating a continuous delivery pipeline. This session will also introduce a five-step process to identify the gaps to adopt a DevOps and continuous delivery transformation plan.


One of the best parts of attending the Regional SAFe Summit in Europe is meeting and networking with the SAFe community. This year there will be delectable food, drinks, and fun, all designed to help you enjoy yourself and spend quality time with your fellow attendees.

Lightning Talks

Would you like the opportunity to be a speaker at the 2018 Regional SAFe Summit? This year’s agenda includes Lightning Talks, where you can submit your idea for a 15-minute talk at the conference. Submissions open 29 March.

Visit the Lightning Talks page for more information.