Webinar Recording

SAFe vs. Regular Scrum

Xebia Academy proudly presents a heavyweight debate! In this epic agile showdown, it’s SAFe vs. regular Scrum; only one can take the title home… 


March 29th, 2024


15.00 to 16.00 CET








In the world of scaling Agile, SAFe sits securely on its throne. It’s the most used scaling framework worldwide and offers an extensive framework often used in large organizations.

Yet, not everyone is a fan of SAFe. Why is that? What’s wrong with SAFe? Or, what’s so great about SAFe? And, are there any other viable options available in the market?

In this webinar, you will witness the battle between SAFe and regular Scrum. Step into the ring as Laurens Bonnema and Sjoerd Nijland go glove-to-glove in an epic showdown to prove who’s right.

Round after round, they’ll tackle the heavy hitters: the enigma of Software Factories, the strategy behind Normalized Story Points, and the commitment it takes to win with individual Stories. They’ll also dive into the heart of the fight, questioning the Product Owner’s real power, the speed and agility of a 6-month MVP, and whether emergent design can withstand the heavyweight pressures of scale.

This is more than just a debate; it’s a battle for maximum awesome, a clash of two titans of thought you won’t want to miss. So, grab your seat ringside for an unforgettable webinar of intellectual sparring and Agile mastery, brought to you by Xebia Academy.

Register now to watch the full webinar recording!

Topics Overview

These are the topics discussed in the video. They are approximately seven minutes per round.

Why Attend?

In one hour, two Agile titans will discuss many Agile scaling topics you may have too. Why does SAFe rule the Agile scaling world? Why should you go for SAFe? And why shouldn’t you?

Get ready for an incredible clash between opinions, frameworks, agility, guidelines, organizational change, and many more topics!


Discover the benefits of SAFe


Find out when SAFe is a great choice. And when not


Learn which Agile scaling options you have


Ask the questions you always wanted to ask about scaling Agile

Agile Showdown - SAFe vs. Regular Scrum

For Whom Is the SAFe vs. Regular Scrum Recording?

Are you already working with SAFe? Are you looking to scale Agile but don’t know which frameworks will suit you best? If so, our “Agile Showdown—SAFe vs. Regular Scrum Webinar” is designed for you.

For Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Release Train Engineers, HR leaders, SAFe Architects, Agile consultants, you name it. Agile scaling has a big impact on your role and your organization. Find out what that means for you.

What will you learn?

The do’s and don’ts of applying SAFe

Learn about the many benefits of SAFe, but also understand when SAFe is not the best option for you and your organization.

What to look out for when scaling Agile

Discover what the common pitfalls are when scaling Agile. For your role, your leaders, and your organization.

Best practices from other organizations

Explore how other organizations have implemented SAFe and other Agile scaling frameworks.


Laurens Bonnema

Laurens Bonnema is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) at Xebia Academy. Other topics: scaling, leadership and Obeya.

Sjoerd Nijland

Sjoerd is the founder of Serious Scrum and Road to Mastery and a trainer at Xebia Academy.  

Register now

Fill in this form to register for the webinar recording and receive the video link to watch the full recording.

Feel free to contact us. We’re happy to help!