‘SAFe in 8 Pictures’ by Laura Kelly


What is SAFe?

The goal of this presentation is to create a shared understanding of the approaches and principles in SAFe and understand how it may help you achieve your agile transformation goals.

This presentation will provide an overview of the Scaled Agile Framework, plus shared experiences regarding implementation.

Presentation Slides: SAFe in 8 Pictures

Speaker: Laura Kelly, Agile Coach at Principal Financial Group

Laura has worked in Quality Assurance for over 15 years in every role from tester to a leader of QA teams. She’s spent the last 10 years at Principal, where she found a passion for agile methods and principles.

Her first agile project was over 7 years ago, and while it was more chaotic than agile, she knew it was how she wanted to work going forward. Laura is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Scaled Agile Consultant (SAFe). She’s led efforts for agile transformation in multiple areas at Principal and helped roll out SAFe. Most recently, she’s worked with business areas to help them adopt agile methods in their day-to-day work.

Laura is a self-proclaimed agile hippie, using agile methods in both her work and personal life. In her free time, she loves to read, cuddle with her two dogs and three cats, and play board games with her husband, daughter, and two sons.

Sponsor: Kforce

Special thanks to Kforce for sponsoring this month’s meeting.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Farm Bureau Financial Services, 5400 University Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50266

The mission of the Des Moines Area Quality Assurance Association is to be a network of QA professionals sharing best practices, processes, and methods in the QA information technology disciplines. DAQAA will facilitate the exchange of knowledge, new ideas, and techniques for the purpose of educating its members. We hold a meeting on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss relevant topics in QA and testing. Please feel free to browse our website and contact us if you would like additional information.

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