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SAFe 4.0 Distilled

Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering

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SAFe: The Worlds Leading Framework for Enterprise Agility SAFe 4.0 Distilled is the book weve all been waiting for. It breaks down the complexity of the Framework into easily digestible explanations and actionable guidance. A must-have resource for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners.

Lee Cunningham, Sr. Director, Enterprise Agile Strategy at VersionOne, Inc.

To succeed in todays adapt-or-die marketplace, businesses must be able to rapidly change the way they create and deliver value to their customers. Hundreds of the worlds most successful companiesincluding Hewlett Packard Enterprise, AstraZeneca, Cisco, and Philipshave turned to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to achieve agility at scale and maintain a competitive edge.


SAFe 4.0 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering 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 SAFes 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
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Richard Knaster, SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant at Scaled Agile, Inc., has more than 25 years' experience in software development in roles ranging from developer to executive and has been involved in Agile for more than a decade. Prior to joining Scaled Agile, Inc., Richard worked at IBM, where his career spanned from product line management (PPM domain) and professional services to chief methodologist, Agile and Lean. Richard is a certified IBM Thought Leader and an Open Group Distinguished IT Specialist. He is also a certified SPC, PSM, Agile Certified Practitioner, PMP, and a contributor to the Disciplined Agile Delivery framework and PMI Portfolio/Program Management standards. He was a contributor to SAFe(R) 4.0 Reference Guide (Addison-Wesley, 2017). Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe(R), is widely recognized as the one of the world's foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices. He is an author, serial entrepreneur, and software systems development methodologist. He is author of SAFe(R) 4.0 Reference Guide (Addison-Wesley, 2017). His two best-selling books, Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise (Addison-Wesley, 2011), and Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises (Addison-Wesley, 2007), form much of the basis of modern thinking on Lean-Agile practices and principles.


Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

About the Authors xix


Part I: Overview 1


Chapter 1: Business Need for SAFe 3

Why Do Businesses Need SAFe? 3

The Challenge of System Development 4

Applying New Bodies of Knowledge 5

Improving System Development Outcomes 9

The Business Benefits of SAFe 10

Summary 13


Chapter 2: SAFe Overview 15

The Big Picture 15

The Levels 17

The Foundation 22

The Spanning Palette 24

Summary 25


Part II: The Foundation of SAFe 27


Chapter 3: Lean-Agile Mindset 29

Overview 29

Thinking Lean 30

Embracing Agility 33

Applying the Agile Manifesto at Scale 37

Summary 40


Chapter 4: Lean-Agile Leaders 41

Exhibit the Lean-Agile Mindset 42

Lead the Change 42

Know the Way and Emphasize Lifelong Learning 47

Develop People 48

Inspire and Align with Mission. Minimize Constraints 52

Decentralize Decision-Making 53

Unlock the Intrinsic Motivation of Knowledge Workers 54

Evolve the Development Manager Role 55

Summary 58


Chapter 5: SAFe Principles 61

Why Focus on Principles? 61

Principle #1: Take an Economic View 62

Principle #2: Apply Systems Thinking 70

Principle #3: Assume Variability; Preserve Options 74

Principle #4: Build Incrementally with Fast, Integrated Learning Cycles 76

Principle #5: Base Milestones on Objective Evaluation of Working Systems 79

Principle #6: Visualize and Limit WIP, Reduce Batch Sizes, and Manage Queue Lengths 80

Principle #7: Apply Cadence; Synchronize with Cross-Domain Planning 83

Principle #8: Unlock the Intrinsic Motivation of Knowledge Workers 87

Principle #9: Decentralize Decision-Making 89

Summary 91


Part III: Program and Team Level 93


Chapter 6: The Agile Release Train 95

Overview 95

ART Organization 97

Develop on Cadence. Release Any Time 100

Vision 102

Features 103

Program Backlog 104

Roadmap 104

Agile Teams Power the Train 105

User Stories and the Team Backlog 107

Summary 111


Chapter 7: Planning a Program Increment 113

Overview 113

Preparation for the PI Planning Event 115

Day 1Create and Review Draft Plans 118

Day 2Finalize Plans and Commit 125

Summary 133


Chapter 8: Executing a Program Increment 135

Overview 135

The Iteration Cycle 136

Building Quality In 140

Improving Team Flow with Kanban 143

Managing ART Flow 146

System Demo 154

Innovation and Pla...