The Square Kilometer Array will be the largest, most complex radio telescope the world has ever seen. It will operate over a wide range of frequencies and its size will make it 50 times more sensitive than any other radio instrument. It will require very high-performance central computing engines and long-haul links with a capacity greater than the global Internet traffic as of 2013.
It is at the cutting edge of computer science and it is being built using SAFe.
In this presentation we will examine the problems inherent in engineering a large solution of this scale and complexity, and present how SAFe was applied to help address them. In particular we will drill-down on how capabilities and features are being used to drive the work and how the solution intent is being evolved in an iterative fashion whilst maintaining the required level of requirements traceability. This is a presentation on the practical application of the software engineering practices in SAFe to produce a truly large solution not distributed PI planning or leading transformations.