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The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is a knowledge base or set of practices, principles, and guidance combining Lean, Agile, and DevOps. Furthermore, Lean product development and systems thinking are integrated into the framework.
SAFe® helps organizations to answer questions like:
Manage your SAFe life cycle with ease using Enterprise Agile Planning Tools.
The main goal of SAFe® is to help product development teams work more continuously and efficiently and execute releases more predictably. Innovativeness and quick reaction to market changes are the focus of this process management model. SAFe® is aimed at companies with more than 100 developers.
The framework can adapt to the organization's business requirements. It provides four different configurations, from a minimal set of solutions up to s configuration for managing complex systems:
Essential SAFe® is the basic building block of the framework and provides a small set of events, roles, and artifacts for delivering business solutions.
This configuration contains additional guidance, roles, and practices and includes Essential SAFe®. It serves organizations that focus on the large solution.
Portfolio SAFe® enables total business agility. Enterprise strategy gets aligned with portfolio execution, and development is organized around the flow of value.
This configuration includes all core competencies for business agility. It serves large organizations with large, complex solutions.
Learn more about SAFe® in our articles:
A set of ten Lean-Agile principles build the base of the Scaled Agile Framework®:
(source: Scaled Agile, Inc. https://www.scaledagileframework.com/safe-lean-agile-principles/)
The following figure shows an example of how the SAFe® PI Planning Board looks like in a PPM Software:
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The Scaled Agile Framework is a process management model that is quite different from all project management methods. Discover five characteristics that differentiate Essential SAFe from other methods and why we believe they are unique.
In today's highly competitive and ever-changing markets, organizations need to adapt to changes quickly. The Scaled Agile Framework transforms entire enterprises, leading them to an agile and customer-centric business approach and ensuring faster time-to-market.