Scaled Agile frame work:
The Wikipedia definition: Scaled Agile Framework (or SAFe) is an Agile software development framework designed by Scaled Agile, Inc. It consists of a knowledge base of integrated patterns intended for enterprise-scale Lean-Agile development. Its proponents consider SAFe to be scalable and modular, allowing an organization to apply it in a way that suits its need.
Or it can also be looked at if you are developing a product or products with more then one development team.
NINE PRINCIPLES OF SAFe:
- Take an economic view.
- Apply systems thinking.
- Assume variability; preserve options.
- Build incrementally with fast, integrated learning cycles.
- Base milestones on objective evaluation of working systems.
- Visualise and limit WIP, reduce batch sizes and manage queue lengths.
- Apply cadence, synchronise with cross-domain planning.
- Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers.
- Decentralise decision-making.
With SAFe (Scaled Agile frame work) pay close attention to the dependencies and inter-dependencies between the teams.
With SAFe remember to frequently integrate and deliver continuously. 🙂
5 Minute intro to SAFe.
The video below goes into more detail regarding SAFe and is presented by Dean Leffingwell, the creator of SAFe.