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A Technical Professional’s Guide to Successful Adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Summary

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enables business agility at enterprise scale. Application technical professionals who are part of a SAFe implementation must prepare for changes to team structure, practices and culture.

Published: 13 April 2020

ID: G00390385

Analyst(s): Kevin Matheny Bill Holz

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • The Rise of Enterprise Agile Frameworks
  • What Is SAFe?
    • Criticisms of SAFe
    • Certification and Training
  • What Does SAFe Implementation Mean for Practitioners?
    • SAFe Principles
    • The Basics of SAFe
    • SAFe Changes Functional Responsibilities
    • Prerequisites for Successful SAFe Implementation at the Team Level
    • Scaling Agile Requires Agile Architecture Practices
    • Adopting SAFe
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

Guidance

The Details

  • Changes in SAFe 5.0

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