Many system development efforts struggle to manage variability and uncertainty. Traditional engineering practices encourage early decisions and static plan,s and consequently are not tolerant of the changes that inevitably arise in complex systems development.
The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is an industry-leading method for scaling agile practices. SAFe is an extensible framework created through collaborations with many organizations that have successfully scaled agile practices. SAFe for Lean Systems Engineering (LSE) is a variant of the existing SAFe framework targeting large, engineered product-based systems and programs. LSE extends SAFe by adding concepts for specifications (requirements, design, etc.), suppliers, system of systems, engineering roles and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) activities. It varies from traditional systems engineering by taking a lean, flow-based approach to engineering activities and specifications, and better accommodating system change. SAFe LSE also supports better economic decisions by managing variability and uncertainty through set-based engineering and adaptive requirements and design.
This session presents the current state for SAFe LSE and shows how it applies to large, engineered product and program development. We will motivate the need for lean systems engineering by showing the challenges of traditional engineering and by illustrating how SAFe LSE provides a better alternative to modern product development.