SAFe Beyond IT

This page contains real-world experiences in building business agility in Operational Value Streams. It is a forum for SAFe Fellows and SPCs to describe the successes and challenges they have had in extending Lean, Agile, and SAFe practices to Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Legal, Operations, and other functions beyond IT.

Contributions are limited to 2000 words and are attributed to the authors. Submissions are subject to editorial review but express the experiences and opinions of the authors. These reports are not extensions of the Scaled Agile Framework itself. As such, they may contain concepts, practices, and roles not currently found in SAFe.


Agile Risk Management

By Rebecca Davis

Regulatory organizations wishing to increase the engagement of their employees while increasing the value of the products they create can utilize Scaled Agile values and competencies to meet their blend of business goals.

Embracing SAFe© in Finance to become a Data-Driven Company

By Hao Li

This report summarizes a 5-year journey of transforming finance by adapting lean-agile principles of Scaled Agile Framework to achieve sustainable business agility at scale.

Launching an Enterprise Agile Transformation at a Large Insurance Company

By Joseph Barjis

This is a SAFe implementation story at a large insurance company that is evolving from an IT to business initiative.

Talent Enablement Guide for a SAFe© Organization in FinTech

By Fabiola Eyholzer & Michael Stump

This is the story of a FinTech company and its dedicated leaders who started their SAFe transformation by putting people first.

The Right Degree at the Right Time

By Adam Mattis

The process of developing degree programs and courses has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. For one education consortium, SAFe proved to be the edge they needed to thrive in the digital age.

Unleashing Marketing’s Potential: Experiences Of An Agile Marketing Train Inside a Corporate Marketing Organization

By Yuval Yeret

This experience report outlines the agile journey of a Corporate Marketing group in a major enterprise software technology vendor.

Running the Transformation Using a SAFe© Agile Release Train

By Glenn Smith & Charlie Fleet

This article outlines how we brought numerous non-IT functions together to work in an agile way and deliver the transformation, using the SAFe Agile Release Train (ART) construct to run the transformation.

Last update: 14 July 2022