Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)
What is Scaled Agile Framework?
The Scaled Agile Framework® (or SAFe® for short) is a knowledge base for adopting agile working methods in large organizations. More specifically, SAFe® for Lean Enterprises (the latest iteration) is a knowledge base of proven, integrated principles, practices, and competencies for achieving business agility using Lean, Agile, and DevOps.
This model for the agile adoption and transformation of organizations was designed by Dean Leffingwell, author of “Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements for Teams Programs and the Enterprise” and “Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprise“. In fact, 70 of the 100 largest companies in the US have Certified SAFe® professionals actively using SAFe to deliver value.
Why is it important?
Scaling agile beyond several teams can get messy, quickly! How does everyone know what everyone else is working on? What dependencies exist between teams, programs, and portfolios? SAFe provides a framework that allows enterprises to accomplish strategic objectives. It helps to align these objectives by emphasizing alignment, transparency, quality, program execution, and trust among teams and management.
Its knowledge base of techniques, patterns, and models has been successful in the construction of software in the Lean-Agile environment. Its graphic structure provides a logical and coherent presentation that is regularly updated and includes:
The current version, SAFe® 5.0, was released in October 2019 and offers four configurations: Full, Large Solution, Portfolio, and Essential SAFe. The Team, Program, Large Solution, and Portfolio levels vary for each configuration to allow an organization to adapt SAFe to their needs, according to their size and the number and complexity of the solutions they develop.
Scaled Agile Framework Courses
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Netmind became the first accredited company to advise and train organizations on the adoption of SAFe® in the Spanish language and, in May 2016, we were the first Spanish company accredited as official partners of Scaled Agile Framework, creators of SAFe®. Our instructors have trained over 850 students in SAFe courses.
As a Silver Partner, we are accredited to deliver a full portfolio of SAFe courses. Each course provides the knowledge needed for a student to pass the applicable exam.
Lead Expert in Agile
Lead Expert in Project Management
Lead Expert in Business Analysis and Agile
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Lead Expert in Business Analysis, Change Management, and Project Portfolio Management
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