Delivery framework Transformation

Faster feedback through Agile

Agile was a major step toward enabling that shift, providing a rapid feedback loop between the drivers of business requirements and developers transforming them into solutions. However, Agile was developed for small teams and, by itself, does not scale to the needs of the larger enterprise. How do employees in an enterprise running 10, 20, or even hundreds of teams align with each other, the customer, and the greater vision of the business?

SAFe® and Lean thinking complete the solution

Hundreds of the world’s most successful enterprises have found the answer in the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe). SAFe marries the iterative development practices of Agile with the mindset of Lean manufacturing. Lean thinking aims to use fewer resources and eliminate waste to maximize customer value.

SAFe combined with Lean enables organizations to scale the benefits of Lean and Agile throughout every level of the organization, creating efficiencies, and linking strategy to execution. As can be seen in the Scaled Agile case studies, organizations across the globe leverage SAFe to achieve business results and transform into a digital business.

Results—The Rewards of Lifelong Learning

Changing people’s behaviors, attitudes, and skills—and in the end, the culture of an entire enterprise—is no small feat. The result of this investment is an empowered and aligned team-of-Agile-teams ready to engage in solutions that deliver value, which directly correlates to the bottom line.

Typical results reported by Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprises include

20 – 50 percent increase in productivity

25 – 75 percent improvement in quality

30 – 75 percent faster time-to-market

10 – 50 percent increase in employee engagement and job satisfaction

With SAFe, hard work pays off even in the earliest stages of an implementation.Most organizations put SAFe into practice incrementally, sometimes with just one Agile Release Train and a few teams.