Customer Story Telekom IT: First Impressions from Implementing SAFe at a Big German Telco Provider

  • Volkhard Kantner, Telekom IT GmbH,
  • Ralf Difflipp, Telekom IT GmbH

Question: Why would anybody start a big corporation SAFe transformation in a business unit with

more than 10.000 Employees, more than 1000 systems in a meshed IT-architecture, with 98 %

waterfall projects, demand financed requirements and a average employee age of about 52?

Answer: Because it simply couldn't go on like this: employee satisfaction rock bottom, projects failed

on a big scale, the business suffocated in bureaucracy, 16-month time to market

Today: We have 29 ARTs with an upward trend, time to market down by four month. Several role

specific Agile Academy’s trained hundreds of agile multiplicators in form of SPC, RTE, SM, DevOps-

Engineers and more. But now we accelerate!

Coming up: financing of value stream instead of projects, establishment of SAFe Portfolios,

reorganization of managerial responsibility’s by splitting into functional and disciplinary leadership

We will talk about our concrete steps, through which this transformation was brought about!

  • Date:Wednesday, June 10
  • Time:11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Session Type:Main Conference Track
Volkhard Kantner
Telekom IT GmbH
Ralf Difflipp
Telekom IT GmbH