What’s new in SAFe 5? How about Operational Value Streams as first-class citizens?
The team thought it would be helpful to bring attention to a couple of the newest elements in SAFe. I got the first slot, to talk about the substantial changes to operational (this post) and development (next post) value streams in SAFe 5.
Operational value streams (OVS) have been in SAFe for years, but they never been elevated to be an icon on the BP.
Now they are.
We tucked them up there in the Business Agility bar, because, well, that’s what they help deliver. By elevating them this way, we can start to exploit that clickable area and advance the science bit by bit. A first step in this process is illustrated in the figure below, where we are highlighting some standard types of OVS patterns that we have observed in the field.
This helps the dev community organize their Development Value Streams around value as the operational value streams they serve are more explicit. (more on that in a future post) And the focus on Customer-Centricity is also more explicit, as so many of our customers live within— rather than at the end—of the OVS.
More to come on this channel.
Stay tuned and stay SAFe!