SAFe Lean-Agile Principles #2 and #9 updated
As you can probably imagine, we are quite relieved to have finally published the SAFe 4.0 Reference Guide. But after our five-minute celebration we went right back to work on some other projects, one of which is another SAFe book that Richard and I are collaborating on. The work has revealed some room for improvement on the SAFe Lean-Agile Principles articles, so I’m now in the process of getting those updated. They aren’t long, but distilling the nine most valuable principles into these short articles isn’t a trivial effort either.
I’ve largely completed that work, and in the interest of accelerating value delivery, I’ve already pushed two of them to the site. Specifically, Principle 2: Apply Systems Thinking, and Principle 9: Decentralize Decision-making. These aren’t dramatically different conceptually, but they are a little deeper, a little better written, and hopefully, a little more valuable.
—Dean and the Framework team