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An Overview of SAFe


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I was invited by two product groups at Amdocs, Pune office to deliver a session on the overview of SAFe. This is the deck from the talk.

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An Overview of SAFe

  1. 1. An overview of SAFe®Tathagat Varma Knowledgepreneur
  2. 2. Agile Manifesto, 2001
  3. 3. 12 Principles
  4. 4. SAFe® SAFe Values SAFe Lean-Agile Mindset SAFe Principles Essential SAFe 3-Level SAFe 4-Level SAFe Implementing SAFe 1-2-3
  5. 5. SAFe Core Values Built-in Quality Program Execution Alignment Transparency
  6. 6. Lean-Agile Mindset
  7. 7. SAFe Principles SAFe is based on nine immutable, underlying Lean and Agile principles. These are the fundamental tenets, basic truths and economic underpinnings that drive the roles and practices that make SAFe effective. 1.Take an economic view 2.Apply systems thinking 3.Assume variability; preserve options 4.Build incrementally with fast, integrated learning cycles 5.Base milestones on objective evaluation of working systems 6.Visualize and limit WIP, reduce batch sizes, & manage queue lengths 7.Apply cadence, synchronise with cross-domain planning 8.Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers 9.Decentralize decision-making
  8. 8. Essential SAFe 4.0 Essential SAFe represents the indispensable elements of the Scaled Agile Framework. If you implement these, you are on the right track for your first essential business benefits. After that you can reason further about the rest of the practices, roles and constructs - whether at the Team, Value Stream, or Portfolio level.
  9. 9. 3-Level SAFe 3-Level SAFe is for smaller value streams of around 100 people or less It includes Team, Program, and Portfolio
  10. 10. 4-Level SAFe 4-Level SAFe is for large solutions including hundreds or more practitioners per value stream It includes Team, Program, Portfolio and new Value Stream Level
  11. 11. Enterprises
  12. 12. Budgets, Value Streams and ARTs
  13. 13. Program Portfolio Management
  14. 14. Backlogs Portfolio Backlog Holding mechanism for the upcoming business epics and enablers epics Program Backlog Consists of upcoming features that are planned to be livered by an ART Team Backlog Represents all the things a team needs to do to advance their portion of the system
  15. 15. NFRs in SAFe
  16. 16. Kanbans in SAFe
  17. 17. Agile Architecture
  18. 18. Architectural Runways
  19. 19. Program Execution
  20. 20. PI Planning Agenda
  21. 21. Example of a Program Board
  22. 22. Demos Solution Demo Primary measure of progress for the Value Stream System Demo Provides an aggregated view of all of the new system that has been delivered by all the teams on ART Team Demo Traditional Scrum-prescribed demo
  23. 23. Develop on cadence, Release anytime
  24. 24. SAFe Training & Certifications Leading SAFe 4.0 with SA Certification (2d) SAFe 4.0 for Teams with SP Certification (2d) SAFe 4.0 Scrum Master Orientation (~1d) SAFe 4.0 Product Manager / Product Owner with PMO Certification (2d) SAFe 4.0 Advanced Scrum Master with SASM Certification (2d) SAFe 4.0 ART Training and Certification Bundle (5d)