SAFe White Paper
SAFe® 4.6 Introduction
Overview of the Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Enterprises
A Scaled Agile, Inc. White Paper / November 2018
To address the larger vision of the Lean Enterprise, version 4.6 of SAFe introduces the ‘Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise’—Lean-Agile Leadership, Team and Technical Agility, DevOps and Release on Demand, Business Solutions and Lean Systems Engineering, and Lean Portfolio Management. These core competencies are the primary lens for understanding and implementing SAFe. Each competency is a set of related knowledge, skills, and behaviors, which together enable enterprises to achieve the best quality and value in the shortest sustainable lead time.
This white paper provides an overview of SAFe, the Big Picture graphic, the new core competencies, and the values, mindset, principles, and practices that guide teams to more effectively build solutions in a far leaner—and more Agile—fashion.