Do you recognise any of these challenges?

Scaled Agile Framework

Overall, implementing the Scaled Agile Framework​ (SAFe) can help organisations become more Agile, responsive, and adaptive in today’s fast-paced business environment, enabling them to thrive in the face of uncertainty and change.

Do you recognise any of these challenges in your organisation?

If your organisation develops products and operates in a dynamic environment, you will most likely encounter one or more of these challenges

Local optimisation

When Teams or departments optimise their own work, but by doing so, they can cause delays in the overall value chain. This has a negative effect on time to market and employee engagement.

Decreased adaptability

Large organisations tend to become less adaptable. New insights or opportunities are harder to capitalise on because plans have dependencies and have therefore become rigid.

Reduced learning speed

The ability of larger organisations to learn quickly is negatively impacted. It becomes harder to gather customer feedback, or adapt to unforeseen circumstances.

Unclear strategy

In larger organisations, much effort may not contribute to the organisation’s strategy. This can be because the organisational strategy is not concrete enough or not communicated well enough.

Slow decision-making

When decisions are not made by the people in our organisations who have the necessary information to make them, we have to involve many people to reach a decision, Schedules are busy, and regular decision-making meetings are frequent.

No Execution Focus

When many initiatives are executed in parallel, the priorities and focus may be negatively affected. The process for connecting strategy to execution (portfolio management) may have room for improvement.

If you recognise one or more of these challenges, you are not alone. Many other organisations have overcome these challenges by implementing the SAFe operating model and emphasising a high-performance mindset.

Implementing the Scaled Agile Framework

Implementing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) can offer several benefits to your organisation. Here are some reasons why an organisation might choose to implement SAFe:

Alignment

SAFe helps align the efforts of multiple teams toward common business objectives linked to the organisation’s strategy. It ensures that everyone is working towards the same goals, thereby increasing organisational coherence and efficiency.

Scalability

As organisations grow larger, coordinating the work of multiple teams becomes increasingly challenging. SAFe provides a framework for scaling Agile practices across the entire organisation, allowing for seamless collaboration and coordination.

Faster Time to Market

By adopting Agile practices at scale, organisations can deliver value to customers more frequently and with higher quality. SAFe promotes shorter development cycles, faster feedback loops, and a relentless focus on delivering value, all of which contribute to faster time to market.

Improved Quality

SAFe emphasises customer centricity, continuous integration, testing, and delivery, which helps improve the overall quality of the product. By continuously inspecting and adapting their processes, teams can identify and address issues early, reducing the likelihood of defects and rework.

Enhanced Productivity

SAFe provides a structured framework for planning, executing, and tracking work, which can help teams become more productive. By breaking down work into smaller, manageable chunks and prioritising tasks based on business value, teams can focus their efforts more effectively.

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