Dr. David F. Rico will give a presentation on "Agile Enterprise Frameworks: For Managing Large Cloud Computing Projects," which are emerging models for managing high-risk, time-sensitive R&D-oriented new product development (NPD) projects with demanding customers and fast-changing market conditions (at the enterprise, portfolio, and program levels). Dr. Rico will establish the context, provide a definition, and describe the value-system for lean and agile program and project management. He’ll provide a brief survey and comparative analysis of the pros and cons of emerging lean and agile frameworks such as Enterprise Scrum, LeSS, DaD, SAFe, and RAGE. Then he’ll describe the Scaled Agile Academy's Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in greater detail (which is the de facto international standard for scaling the use of agile methods to the enterprise, portfolio, and program levels for both systems and software development). SAFe is hybrid model best known for "blending" megatrends such as lean and agile principles into a single unified framework, establishing an authoritative foundation for scaling agile methods to large-scale private and public sector programs, and unifying East (lean) and West (agile) into a common language for systems and software development that is both lean "and" agile. In addition to SAFe case studies, late-breaking developments on the use of "Continuous Delivery," "DevOps," and bleeding-edge "Unstructured Web Databases" at Google and Amazon to automate large sections of the enterprise value stream will be discussed (which has been successfully used by some of the world's largest firms to boost organizational productivity by one or two orders of magnitude).