Valpak – Using SAFe for Digital Savings Marketplace

Valpak - Using SAFe for Digital Savings Marketplace

Industry:

Advertising & Marketing

Overview

Valpak’s IT group builds and supports technology for a wide variety of stakeholders and audiences including Consumers that are focused on saving money with coupons, Valpak Franchises that need systems to run their business and sales operations, Merchants interested in tracking and maximizing their
returns on investment, and traditional internal corporate stakeholders that need to run the core business operations.

Read the full Valpak case study to learn how they leveraged SAFe to compete in the quickly changing Digital savings marketplace.

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Travis Perkins – Utilizing Kanban and SAFe

Travis Perkins - Utilizing Kanban and SAFe

Industry:

Retail, Building ProductsInformation Technology, Software

Overview

Transforming a giant, legacy-burdened bureaucracy into a nimble 21st Century organization that can cope with the complex demands of today’s marketplace is not for the faint of heart. But that didn’t stop Travis Perkins—a 200-year old UK-based supplier of building materials—from taking on the challenge.

Travis Perkins - Utilizing Kanban and SAFe

In 2014, Travis Perkins teamed up with Rally Software to embark on a three-year SAFe transformation plan with full Lean-Agile adoption across 160 engineers, 45 business delivery analysts and 50 service support and operations staff. Utilizing Kanban and SAFe, their primary objectives were to eliminate wasted work and accelerate ROI while increasing motivation and empowerment across its teams..

Before going Agile, the organization had no structured improvement methodology in place, and improvements were implemented using conventional project management principles and leveraged through their branch network. After a year into the transformation, the company successfully completed its first 12-week Agile Release Train (ART), inspired team confidence, and have pointed to SAFe as making it “… easier for us to focus on what has the most business value. Instead of delivering perceived value, we’re now delivering actual value.”

For a deeper dive into the details, here is the Rally Software case study, and Information Age Article:

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