SAFe 5.0 Distilled: Achieving Business Agility with the Scaled Agile Framework, 1st edition

  • Richard Knaster
  • Dean Leffingwiell

SAFe 5.0 Distilled; Achieving Business Agility with the Scaled Agile Framework

ISBN-13:  9780136823407

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SAFe® 5.0: The World's Leading Framework for Business Agility

"Those who master large-scale software delivery will define the economic landscape of the twenty-first century. SAFe 5.0 is a monumental release that I am convinced will be key in helping countless enterprise organizations succeed in their shift from project to product."
Dr. Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop and author of the book Project to Product

Business agility is the ability to compete and thrive in the digital age by quickly responding to unprecedented market changes, threats, and emerging opportunities with innovative business solutions.

SAFe® 5.0 Distilled: Achieving Business Agility with Scaled Agile Framework® explains how adopting SAFe helps enterprises use the power of Agile, Lean, and DevOps to outflank the competition and deliver complex, technology-based business solutions in the shortest possible time.

This book will help you

  • Understand the business case for SAFe: its benefits, and the problems it solves
  • Learn the technical, organizational and leadership competencies needed for business agility
  • Refocus on customer centricity with design thinking
  • Better align strategy and execution with Lean Portfolio Management
  • Learn the leadership skills needed to thrive in the digital age
  • Increase the flow of value to customers with value stream networks

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Table of contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xv
About the Authors xvii

Part I: Competing in the Age of Software 1
Chapter 1: Business Agility 3
Chapter 2: Introduction to SAFe 11
Chapter 3: Lean-Agile Mindset 25
Chapter 4: SAFe Principles 39

Part II: The Seven Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise 63
Chapter 5: Lean-Agile Leadership 65
Chapter 6: Team and Technical Agility 75
Chapter 7: Agile Product Delivery 89
Chapter 8: Enterprise Solution Delivery 121
Chapter 9: Lean Portfolio Management 143
Chapter 10: Organizational Agility 167
Chapter 11: Continuous Learning Culture 187

Part III: Implementing SAFe, Measure and Grow 201
Chapter 12: The Guiding Coalition 205
Chapter 13: Designing the Implementation 215
Chapter 14: Implementing Agile Release Trains 229
Chapter 15: Launch More ARTs and Value Streams; Extending to the Portfolio 245
Chapter 16: Measure, Grow, and Accelerate 253

Glossary 267
Index 279

Published by Addison-Wesley Professional (July 27th 2020) - Copyright © 2021