Applied SAFe® Architecture and Implementation
The process model is implemented in a way that you can instantiate independently on each level, portfolio, value stream, program, and team. This enables you, for example, to run multiple programs each with its own process instances (respective variations thereof), whilst each program holds various instances on a team level with various tailored instances of life cycles. Applied SAFe® is implemented with the process management tool ‘Stages’ (by Method Park Software AG); this solution offers great flexibility and efficiency while still maintaining control and compliance of portfolios, value streams, programs and teams via the Stages core process concept.
Applied SAFe® is capable of making use of various life cycle models. As proposed by SAFe®, teams can run with Scrum, Kanban or a combination of both as an agile method; additionally, it is possible to coexist with other life cycles and to synchronize via the Agile Release Train. Teams can choose their life cycle depending on their needs and their agile readiness. This solution has the advantage to let some teams smoothly adopt Agile, while other teams could choose other life cycles to work with; such as for example the V-Model, Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), iterative or waterfall. The synchronization of the teams within one program is achieved through the Agile Release Train mechanisms as proposed by the framework’s creator, Dean Leffingwell.
Deployment & Transformation
We train your capability to successfully deploy, use, extend and integrate Applied SAFe within your own organization. All courses include hands-on work in a sandbox environment. For further information on courses please visit our training page. Additionally, for the transition and cultural change towards scaled agilit,y you can choose one of our transformation partners, which will be local to you and know your environment.
PEDCO is a proud collaboration partner of Scaled Agile, Inc. and Method Park
For specific requests on SAFe or Stages you can get in touch directly with their excellent experts:
Scaled Agile, Inc. (SAI), is the provider of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), the world’s most comprehensive framework for adopting Lean-Agile best practices across an enterprise. Based in Boulder, Colorado, USA, SAI’s mission is to help software-dependent companies achieve better outcomes, increase employee engagement, and improve business economics through the adoption of Lean-Agile principles and practices.
SAI supports tens of thousands of practitioners of the Framework through training, certification, consulting services, and a global partner network that reaches over 35 countries and 350 cities. Multiple certification levels are designed to support each practitioner’s business context, providing the knowledge and tools needed to be effective at the Team, Program and/or Portfolio levels of the Framework.
Method Park’s process management solution “Stages” allows users to define, share, and use processes while assuring their compliance with standards and regulations. Stages can be integrated with existing engineering and IT systems to bring processes into practice in a seamless way and greatly reducing manual overhead.
Stages are being used by corporations like General Motors, BMW, Audi, Bosch, Continental, Siemens, Elbit Systems, or Northrop Grumman, to optimize engineering and product development processes. Engineers all over the globe daily use Stages to learn about their processes and practices, perform the right steps at the right time, and make sure that all required measures have been correctly executed to comply with regulations.
It is exciting to see PEDCO’s Applied SAFe® come to life as a sophisticated, enterprise-ready solution for organizations wanting to adapt SAFe to their context and accelerate better business outcomes. We are extremely pleased to be partnering with the outstanding innovators at PEDCO on this important contribution to the SAFe community. The potential to help ease the way for fully comprehensive SAFe adoption is enormous.