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Implementing Enterprise Agile Using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Published: 26 March 2016

ID: G00297473

Analyst(s): Bill Holz


Organizations seeking to expand their agile implementations find that agile methodologies lack guidance for enterprise-level scaling. Agile practitioners quickly learn that SAFe involves real cultural change, foundational infrastructure, new processes and practices, and proven agile maturity.

Table Of Contents


  • The Difference Between Project-Level and Enterprise-Level Agile
  • The Rise of Enterprise Agile Frameworks
  • What Is SAFe 4.0?
  • Scrum to SAFe: What the Practitioner Needs to Know
    • Changes for All Agile Practitioners
    • SAFe Changes Functional Responsibilities
    • The System Team Provides Environment Support, DevOps and Solution Testing
    • Emergence of Agile Architecture
    • Adopting SAFe
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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