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Figure 4. A formula for relative WSJF

Updates to WSJF

News SAFe Framework Updates

In the spirit of relentless improvement, the Framework team at Scaled Agile releases periodic improvements to the articles in SAFe. If you have been following this blog, you will have seen many such updates over the course of 2022. Today we are excited to announce our next improvement to SAFe guidance: a much-improved discussion of Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF). WSJF is a powerful and practical tool in SAFe that supports Principle #1 – Take an.

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Delighted about Product Management

News SAFe Framework Updates

Customers deserve the best experiences. Business stakeholders deserve winning outcomes. Teams deserve to build and evolve innovative solutions. Today’s enterprises need people who can apply market insights, business strategy, technology strategy, and Lean-Agile thinking to define products and services that delight all those who build, support, fund, and consume them. These superheroes, collectively, are Product Management—a critical function in SAFe that is responsible for defining desirable, viable, feasible, and sustainable solutions that meet customer needs.

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Figure 4. Enhancing alignment across a SAFe portfolio with Value Stream and ART OKRs

Updated Metrics Article: Measuring Outcomes and Flow

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The Metrics article describes a simple yet comprehensive measurement model for business agility defined along three domains: Outcomes, Flow and Competency. Within each measurement domain, the article offers example metrics that can be applied at each level of the Framework. However, these examples were never meant to be exhaustive, and the model is designed to be extensible with other outcome, flow, and competency metrics supplemented by SAFe Enterprises, who know their business best. Some of.

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Accelerating Value Flow with SAFe

Extended SAFe Guidance News SAFe Framework Updates

With its roots in Agile, Lean, and DevOps, SAFe has always been a flow-based system. Empowered, cross-functional Agile teams pull work from an economically prioritized backlog to deliver the most value in the shortest time. The Continuous Delivery Pipeline helps teams deliver quickly and directly to the customer. But the goal of the enterprise isn’t to be Agile, Lean, or SAFe; the goal is to provide a continuous flow of value to the customer. That.

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New and Updated Kanban Articles provide more effective guidance for using Kanban in SAFe

Extended SAFe Guidance News SAFe Framework Updates

Hi Folks: We are excited to announce some additional new guidance for applying Kanban in SAFe.  As you know, Kanban systems are already used to manage backlog flow at every SAFe level (see Figure). Each Kanban reflects the unique activities at the level for delivering value, describing the workflow, and applying work-in-process (WIP) limits. We are extending our guidance with a new article on Applying Kanban in SAFe. It describes how to establish a Kanban.

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Additional Business Agility Experience Reports

Advanced Topics News SAFe Beyond IT SAFe Framework Updates

Our inaugural set of experience reports was met with great success. Today we are thrilled to announce the arrival of 3 additional reports—adding to our new collection of articles devoted to exploring Agile transformations beyond IT. Exclusively sourced from the SAFe community, each experience report describes real-world challenges and successes in applying Lean and Agile concepts in operational value streams across a wide range of industries. Introduced in SAFe 5, organizational agility requires Lean-thinking people.

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Supporting Relentless Improvement with the SAFe Assessments

News SAFe Framework Updates

As readers of this blog will know, the SAFe Assessments are a continual area of focus for us since they support SAFe Enterprises in measuring their proficiency across the seven core competencies required for Business Agility. We have some important updates to share. 1. Updated Agile Product Delivery Assessment Based on the learnings and data from the last two years, we recently embarked upon the task of improving all our assessments. It began with updating.

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Figure 3. The DataOps lifecycle

Announcing new guidance for Big Data and DataOps in SAFe

Advanced Topics News SAFe Framework Updates

Announcing new guidance for Big Data and DataOps in SAFe Some of the largest enterprises in the Global 2000 rely on SAFe’s guidance to build the world’s most important systems. And these systems create lots of data. Each website click, turbine engine rotation, vehicle acceleration, and credit card transaction creates new information about products, consumers, and operating environments. Data has become critically important across the entire enterprise. It influences business decisions, helps create better products,.

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Announcing the Release of the ‘Succeeding with Artificial Intelligence (AI) in SAFe’ Advanced Topic Article

Advanced Topics News SAFe Framework Updates

Since its inception, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) has been used to guide the adoption of Lean-Agile practices in almost every industry and for all types of solutions, from banking software to automobile manufacturing. Our goal has always been to keep SAFe technology-agnostic since the guidance we provide can be used to embrace a new way of working that leads to business agility in any context. While this remains an essential underlying principle for the.

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We’re finished! The new Solution Train Engineer article completes the role-based guidance for large solution builders.

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Hi all, It is humbling for us to know that some of the largest enterprises in the Global 2000 rely on SAFe’s guidance to build the world’s most important systems. Adopting Lean-Agile at scale helps these organizations create these critical solutions better, faster, and with higher quality.  These systems range from the big IT systems that drive fintech and insurance to the cyber-physical systems in aerospace, defense, and automotive. We released additional guidance for these.

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