Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a freely available online knowledge base that allows you to apply lean-agile practices at the enterprise level. It provides a simple and lightweight experience for software development. It is a set of organizations and workflow patterns intended to guide enterprises for scaling lean and agile practices. It is divided into three segments which are Team, Program and portfolio.
SAFe framework allows team for,
- Implementing Lean-Agile software and systems in enterprise level
- It’s based on Lean and Agile principles.
- It gives detailed guidance for work at the enterprise Portfolio, Value Stream, Program, and Team.
- It’s designed to meet the needs of all stakeholders within an organization.
SAFe was first developed in the field and was elaborated in Dean Leffingwell’s books and blog. Version 1.0 is the first official release in 2011. The latest version is 4.6, was released in October 2018. It provides guidance to work at enterprise Portfolio, Value Stream, Program, and Team levels.