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SAFe Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises

To succeed in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, businesses must be able to rapidly change the way they create and deliver value to their customers. Hundreds of the world’s most successful companies—including Hewlett Packard EnterpriseNorthwestern MutualCisco, and Philips—have turned to the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) to achieve agility at scale and maintain a competitive edge.

SAFe Distilled Breaks it Down

SAFe Distilled explains how adopting SAFe can quickly improve time-to-market and increase productivity, quality, and employee engagement. In this book, you will

  • Understand the business case for SAFe: its benefits, the problems it solves, and how to apply it
  • Get an overview of SAFe across all parts of the business: team, program, value stream, and portfolio
  • Learn why SAFe works: the power of SAFe’s Lean-Agile mindset, values, and principles
  • Discover how systems thinking, Agile development, and Lean product development form the underlying basis for SAFe
  • Learn how to become a Lean-Agile leader and effectively drive an enterprise-wide transformation

What You Will Learn

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework and understand how to successfully implement it in an organization
  • Be able to provide guidelines for implementing Lean-Agile principles at scale
  • Learn how to overcome the most common potential barriers to organizational impediments that prevent business agility
  • Become lean thinking managers who are able to teach teams to continuously improve the program and performance

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: Mindset, Principles, and Leadership
  • Part 3: Essential SAFe
  • Part 4: Large Solution SAFe
  • Part 5: Portfolio SAFe
  • Part 6: Implementing SAFe

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Skill Level / Who Will Benefit from this Reference Guide

Intermediate–Advanced: Executives, managers, consultants, leaders, program managers, and Agile change agents; anyone in an enterprise level software development environment looking to achieve the business benefits of advancing Agile beyond a few teams or projects. The goal is to help you accomplish your mission of building better systems.

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