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Full name

Michael Harris

Job President & CEO
email m [dot] harris [at] davidconsultinggroup [dot] com
Phone number 6106442856
Company David Consulting Group
City (Country) Malvern, PA
Time 30'
Type of Conference Conference < 100 attendees
Level Everybody

Is SAFe a good fit for my organization? Where should I start?


Mr. Harris is Certified Scrum Master and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant. Mr. Harris brings 30 years of broad management experience in the IT field, including periods in R&D, development, production, business and academia. Mr. Harris became President, CEO and majority owner of DCG at the start of 2006, Before DCG, Mr. Harris was a key executive at Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE: FIS). At FIS, Mr. Harris led Channels Development and Operations Services within the Leveraged Products Development Group. Prior to FIS, Mr. Harris was President of the Banking Solutions Division at Sanchez Computer Associates (NASDAQ: SCAI). Under his leadership, the software development team at Sanchez achieved significant quality and delivery improvements, culminating in the achievement of CMM® Level 3 in only 15 months and the establishment of an offshore development team in India. While at Sanchez, Mike was a DCG client! Yes, “He liked it so much, he bought the company.” Previously, Mr. Harris was a Senior Vice President and Head of the Global Chip Card Group at MasterCard International. Mr. Harris, along with David Herron and Stasia Iwanicki, is the author of “The Business Value of IT: Managing Risks, Optimizing Performance, and Measuring Results,” published by CRC Press.


SAFe is gaining a lot of traction around the world as one of the best ways to manage agile software development at scale. Bur whether to start on SAFe and where to start on SAFe depend on where your organization is today with agile. Mike will give a brief overview of SAFe 3.0 and then break down the questions you should be asking yourself if you think your organization is or should be seriously considering SAFe.


A basic understanding of Scrum.

Benefits for the attendees

Newcomers to SAFe will receive a quick overview of SAFe 3.0 and some guidance on if and how their organizations should consider implementing SAFe.

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