An Introduction to SAFe 4.0
The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is a proven method for implementing Agile across an enterprise. Many organizations may use Agile for some of their teams, but they don’t know how to scale their implementations without losing the benefits. SAFe enables an organization to efficiently and effectively scale Agile.
DCG Software Value is a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certified partner, and we’ve helped a number of organizations successfully use SAFe. Of course, when introducing any new framework or concept, it’s easy to get caught up in and confused by the details. We’ve all been there.
Luckily, Scaled Agile, Inc., the governing body for the framework, has published a clear overview all about the latest version: “SAFe 4.0 Introduction: Overview of the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering.”
This white paper provides a high-level overview of the framework, including its values, principles, practices, and strategy for implementation. Here’s how it may be of use to you:
- Learn how to apply SAFe for enterprise-class Lean-Agile software and systems development.
- Learn the basics of SAFe prior to taking a course (e.g. Implementing SAFe 4.0 with SPC4 certification, Leading SAFe 4.0, etc.).
- Understand SAFe 4.0 in greater detail, especially for those who haven’t taken a 4.0 SAFe class.
Whether you’re currently using SAFe, you plan to use it soon, or you’re just curious about what it is, the white paper is worth your time. Check it out and let us know what you think – and if you have any questions!