New SAFe 4.0 Introduction Whitepaper
We told you it’s coming, and many of you have been asking about it, so I’m happy to announce that the first whitepaper on SAFe 4.0 has been published, and is available for you to download at scaledagile.com/safe-whitepaper.
The official title is SAFe 4.0 Introduction: Overview of the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering.
The white paper distills the essence of SAFe from hundreds of website pages to just twenty-five, and provides a high level overview of the Framework, including its values, principles, practices, and strategy for implementation.
The white paper should be helpful in several ways:
- Educate leaders, managers, and executives about how to apply SAFe for enterprise-class Lean-Agile software and systems development
- Prepare students in the basics of SAFe prior to taking a course (e.g. Implementing SAFe 4.0 with SPC4 certification, Leading SAFe 4.0, etc.)
- Help people understand SAFe 4.0 in greater detail, especially those who haven’t taken a 4.0 SAFe class
We look forward to your comments about the white paper and how the community might leverage it to support their SAFe transformations.
Stay tuned for updates about our SAFe Distilled, book, which I’m co-authoring with Dean Leffingwell and will be published by Pearson. I’m working with our publisher to see if we can share draft chapters for community feedback.
Always be SAFe,
–Richard Knaster, SAFe Fellow