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PMI Atlanta Chapter - "Demystifying the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)": October Agile Forum Summary

Written by: Jacqlyn Shelton

Josh Kite, PIVOT Agile / Enterprise Agile Coach, discussed the "Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe),” how the agile structure is implemented across enterprises to ensure optimum operation, teamwork, and valued deliverables. 


Josh Kite discussed the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), the results, and how the Framework drives the completion of programs versus projects. Josh shared the delivered business results when implementing SAFe.

SAFe Framework facilitates Employee Engagement: Employees are motivated and happier when SAFe is engaged to maximize teamwork, resulting in a 30% increase in employee engagement with SAFe. Productivity: Productivity is relative to employee motivation, happiness, and collaboration, which increases productivity; there is a 35% average increase in productivity with SAFe. Quality: Employee commitment and an organization's expectation foster employee pride, improving product quality by 50% with SAFe. Time to Market: Product deliverable, an average of 50% increase of Product Time to Market with SAFe.

The SAFe Framework is loved for its delivered results and value but is also hated because of the required change of managed thinking. Organizations must move from a project organization to a product deliverable organization; a problem-solving culture is necessary for a successful SAFe transition. The SAFe Framework can be measured during the iteration cycles by evaluating if the team is focused on the right things, is the team delivering value, and are the groups growing to produce an engaging, productive environment. SAFe success is measured if the organization has met its commitments and deliverables while increasing product value.


• SAFe can be applied to software or business platforms.
• SAFe, when integrated throughout an enterprise, minimizes risk and produces valued deliverables.


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