Here at 321 Gang we’ve helped many organizations adopt lean and agile practices at scale. We have been fortunate to work with leading aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer electronics, and other organizations who build large, engineered, regulated system. We are extremely excited about how the new Scaled Agile Framework® – (SAFe®) 4.0 will help our existing customer base better adopt lean-agile principles.
SAFe has always been based on well-known, proven lean-agile practices – cadence, small batches, limiting WIP, continuous integration, self-managed teams, etc. – that increase an organization’s productivity, quality, and economics. SAFe 4.0 offers several additions for the large system builders. SAFe 4.0 is now built around Value Streams for coordination and optimally aligning an organization on value delivery. The Solution Intent communicates the system’s intended behavior and design decisions and provides a technical repository to support impact analysis and compliance. Enablers define exploration work for requirements and design that is performed in flow with the development and construction work. And finally, engineering practices including Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Set-Based Design, and Architecture are integrated into the agile deliver system.
This talk presents the new SAFe 4.0 and discusses how these, and the other additions, help large, engineering system builders realize the benefits of lean and agile practices.
321 Gang’s, Harry Koehnemann is a key contributor to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) v4.0. The Gang is a leader in the application of SAFe for Lean Systems Engineering (LSE) principles.