SAFe® 5.0 Distilled

Achieving Business Agility with Scaled Agile Framework®

Richard Knaster, Dean Leffingwell

Publisher: Pearson, 2020, 296 pages

ISBN: 978-0-13-682340-7

Keywords: Information Systems

Last modified: Sept. 15, 2021, 12:38 p.m.

SAFe® 5.0: The world's leading framework for business agility.

Business agility is the ability to compete and thrive in the digital age by quickly responding to unprecedented market changes, threats, and emerging opportunities with innovative business solutions.

SAFe® 5.0 Distilled: Achieving Business Agility with Scaled Agile Framework® explains how adopting SAFe helps enterprises use the power of Agile, Lean and DevOps to outflank the competition and deliver complex, technology-based business solutions in the shortest possible time.

This book will help you:

  • Understand the business case for SAFe: its benefits, and the problems it solves
  • Learn the technical, organizational and leadership competencies needed for business agility
  • Refocus on customer centricity with design thinking
  • Better align strategy and execution with Lean Portfolio Management
  • Learn the leadership skills needed to thrive in the digital age
  • Increase the flow of value to customers with value stream networks
  • Part I: Competing in the Age of Software
    1. Business Agility
    2. Introduction to SAFe
    3. Lean-Agility Mindset
    4. SAFe Principles
  • Part II: The Seven Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise
    1. Lean-Agile Leadership
    2. Team and Technical Agility
    3. Agile Product Delivery
    4. Enterprise Solution Delivery
    5. Lean Portfolio Management
    6. Organizational Agility
    7. Continuous Learning Culture
  • Part III: Implementing SAFe, Measure and Grow
    1. The Guiding Coalition
    2. Designing the Implementation
    3. Implementing Agile Release Trains
    4. Launch More ARTs and Value Streams; Extending to the Portfolio
    5. Measure, Grow, and Accelerate