Introducing the new SAFe Implementation Roadmap!
When we released SAFe Version 4.0 last January (seems like forever ago in the lifetime of SAFe), we also introduced the ‘Implementing 1,2,3 Tab’ to provide our first published guidance on how to implement SAFe. That was sound advice, and it served well as basic guidance to implement SAFe. Many successful implementations followed, as you can see from Case Studies.
But we all know it takes more than that. How does one identify value streams and design the ARTs to begin with? How do you get ready for the first PI planning event? What do you do after you’ve launched that first ART? And so much more.
To address this larger issue of implementing SAFe at enterprise scale, we are pleased to announce a series of guidance articles which can now be found under the Implementation Roadmap main menu. There you will find this picture and upcoming links to 12 new articles (one for each roadmap step below), which provide more detailed guidance for implementing SAFe at scale. Of course, we all also know that there is no one right way to implement SAFe, but after hundreds of successful implementations, this pattern emerged as the most common, so we decided to share it here.
Please be advised that this thread is a work in progress and we are planning to release about an article a week until this series is complete. As of this writing, the first article is posted. You can start the journey by clicking here.
Good luck with implementing SAFe; we are confident you will get the outstanding business results that you deserve.
Dean and the Framework team