Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Downloading the SAFe diagram, part of Enterprise Agile: Scaling with SAFe.
- Before you start this course, you may want to download a copy of the SAFe diagram. To do this, go to the Scaled Agile website. There you can download the latest poster of the SAFe diagram. You'll want to download the four-level version of the poster. I suggest you get the 8.5 x 11 PDF. Then you can print it and keep it next to you as you go through the course. This diagram is free to download. You don't even have to log in to the website or create an account. The Scaled Agile team wants you to freely download a copy of the diagram.
That's because they know that the real value is interpreting the framework. The graphic is like a subway map. It gives you a broad overview of the Scaled Agile landscape. You can follow the map closely, like a tourist bus, or wander through Agile back alleys on your own Agile adventure. The Scaled Agile team knows that you'll probably need SAFe program consultants, or SPCs, to guide you in a direction that best fits your organization.
When you first look at the framework, it can be very jarring. It looks like the most confusing city on earth. So don't get discouraged if the diagram seems complicated. If you're a large enterprise, the Scaled Agile team assumes that you'll hire many SPC coaches. Also, keep in mind that you're probably not going to use all the bits and pieces. The framework shows you everything that you could do, but not necessarily everything that you want to do. This gives you a lot of options.
Like any big city, at first it seems overwhelming, but this course will help make it seem more familiar.
- How the four levels of the SAFe diagram relate to the real world
- SAFe management levels
- Prioritizing your value streams
- How the program level works in the SAFe framework
- Managing capability
- Implementing communities of practice
- Coordinating teams
- Knowing when to scale