DevOps—an integral part of the Scaled Agile Framework®

DevOps is a mindset, a culture, and a set of technical practices. It provides communication, integration, automation, and close cooperation among all the people needed to plan, develop, test, deploy, release, and maintain a solution.

SAFe® enterprises implement DevOps to break down silos and empower each Agile Release Train (ART) and solution train to continuously deliver new features to their end users. Over time, the separation between development and operations is significantly reduced, and trains operate with an automated, continuous delivery pipeline. This mechanism seamlessly defines, implements, and delivers solution elements to the end user, without handoffs or excessive external production or operations support. The result is a more flexible and stable production environment that is able to deliver value more frequently.

SAFe’s CALMR approach—Culture, Automation, Lean-Flow, Measurement, and Recovery—to scaling DevOps and continuous delivery creates the foundation teams need to release value on demand.