Tailoring Concept – Assisted Process Tailoring
Applied SAFe comes with predefined and editable assisted tailoring which allows tailoring ‘out-of-the-box’ to specific needs of the company, portfolio, programs, and teams.
The assisted tailoring is built upon a hierarchical question tree as shown in the figure on the right. As you can see, a Process Model consists of an infinite number of nested Process Elements and some Tailoring Questions. Depending on your answer there will be follow-up questions asked or some of the Process Elements will be added or removed. It is common, that a tailoring question can influence Processes, Roles, Activities, Work Products, Pictures, parts of the text in a description or all together in one.
Applied SAFe also provides predefined compliance mappings to CMMI, IEC 62 304, Automotive SPICE 3.0, and more! If the tailoring violates a requirement as defined in a compliance mapping to an existing reference model; a warning will be displayed.
Of course, these tailoring options can be changed by the LACE Team.
In the video below we demonstrate and explain possibilities on how to tailor Applied SAFe. The underlying tailoring mechanisms are shown, as well as, the effects on running instances with its specific process variations of one organizational process.