Accelerating Time to Market with Value Stream Management and SAFe

Agile experts Dean Leffingwell and Richard Knaster discuss driving business agility with Value Stream Management.

North America - Wednesday, Nov. 3rd - 2 PM ET | 11 AM PT
APAC - Thursday, Nov. 4th - 1pm AEDT / 10AM SGT
EMEA  - Thursday, Nov. 4th - 10 AM CET 

Join Richard Knaster, SAFe Fellow and Chief Scientist, Value Stream Management at, and Dean Leffingwell, Chief Methodologist and Founder at Scaled Agile as they discuss the challenges, pitfalls and benefits of using SAFe and Value Stream Management for software delivery.

No sales pitch. Just the perspectives of two distinguished thought leaders in SAFe and Value Stream Management, including time for Q&A. Join this conversation and learn how about the following topics:

  • What is Value Stream Management (VSM) and why it matters
  • How to implement VSM in SAFe
  • Ways to overcome obstacles to fast value delivery
  • How to leverage the DevOps Value Stream Delivery for SAFe​

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Dean Leffingwell

Dean Leffingwell

Chief Methodologist
and Founder 
Scaled Agile

Recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell is an entrepreneur and software development methodologist best known for creating SAFe®, the world’s most widely used framework for business agility.

His best-selling books, Agile Software Requirements, Scaling Software Agility, and SAFe® Distilled, form much of the basis of modern thinking on Lean-Agile practices and principles. Founder of several successful startups, including Requisite, Inc. (acquired by Rational), Mr. Leffingwell also served as Chief Methodologist to Rally Software, and prior to that, as Sr. Vice President at Rational Software (now part of IBM). He currently serves as Chief Methodologist to Scaled Agile, Inc., which he co-founded in 2011.

Richard Knaster

Richard Knaster

VP, Chief Scientist, Value Stream Management

Richard Knaster is the Vice President and Chief Scientist of Value Stream Management at He is a SAFe Fellow, SPCT and author of five books on SAFe having served as a methodologist and Principal Consultant at Scaled Agile, Inc. He has over 15 years’ experience helping enterprises with their digital transformations to become lean and agile. He enjoys working with enterprises to experiment with new lean, agile, DevOps and value stream management practices to make work more engaging, productive, and fun.

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Aleks Romanenko

Moderator and Director, Community & Engagement