Intro to SAFe

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is one of the fastest growing frameworks for large teams doing agile. Scrum looks to help small co-located teams develop solutions in an agile fashion, but up until now most teams have had to scale agile for large teams, teams of teams and program management on their own. SAFe targets teams of 50-150 people or more and collects the wisdom of all who use it. At only three years old SAFe has quickly become the most popular technique for scaled agile.

This session assumes you know agile, the agile manifesto and Scrum very well, but are brand new to what SAFe is, how it is organized, and how to get started using it. We will explore the SAFe model and make it simple to understand. We will show the team, program and portfolio levels of SAFe and demystify what all the major ideas are in that model. We will also share how-to-get-started tips for those interested in moving forward with SAFe. Many clients make adopting SAFe too difficult and this session will show the simple path to adoption of this exciting model for large teams.