SAFe® 4.0 brings the ability for large complex organizations to scale lean-agile practices within the Framework.
Here at 321 Gang we’ve helped many organizations adopt lean-agile practices at scale. We have been fortunate to work with leading aerospace, defense, automotive, medical device, consumer electronics, and other organizations that build large, engineered, regulated systems. We are extremely excited about how the new Scaled Agile Framework®, SAFe® 4.0, will help businesses in these industries better adopt lean-agile principles.
SAFe has been based on well-known, proven lean-agile practices including cadence, small batches, limiting WIP, continuous integration, and self-managed teams. These practices increase an organization’s productivity, quality, and economics. SAFe 4.0 takes these practices to the next level, and we are proud to say that 321 Gang Director of Technology, Harry Koehnemann, Ph.D., is a key contributor to SAF3 3.0 Lean Systems Engineering (LSE) and to LSE content in SAFe 4.0.
321 Gang’s years of expertise, and our contributions to and knowledge of the Scaled Agile Framework combine to make us to uniquely qualified to help the largest, most complex systems builders in the world realize the value of applying and scaling lean-agile practices in their organizations. 321 Gang is a Scaled Agile Gold SPCT partner, and offers SAFe 4.0 training, consulting services, and free webinars.
What additional value does SAFe 4.0 offer large system builders and continuous engineering teams?
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 delivery system.