The Scaled Agile Framework more know by the acronyme SAFe is a lean-agile framework to make work several Scrum teams together within the same structure. The framework purpose its vision to scale scrum, its vision of portfolio…
This framework is not easy to master because it purpose a lot of practices; Now it’s almost a mandatory to do a training to really understand it. But a big part of agilists refuse this framework because they consider it anti-agile!
Origin of Scaled Agile Framework
Scaled Agile Framework was created by Dean Leffingwell in 2011 to provide one agility at scale within large IT departments and even some companies; it’s the result of a concatenation of a large number of patterns from Lean and agile frameworks.
The purpose of SAFe is to enable companies to have a structured framework across the entire enterprise to get a good structuring or to better achieve its agile transformation.
SAFe is the result of many agile transformations do by its author and other agile coaches at Nokia or John Deere.
Some companies like this framework because:
- it’s the most complete
- the portfolio concept is clear
- it is reassuring for the top management
Indeed, it’s the only one to purpose a complete framework for an agile at scale. The others framework prefer to let the companies to choose some practices… But the companies prefer to be guided.
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