The latest iteration provides guidance on how best to extend the “Lean-Agile mindset” in various business areas, including IT operations and marketing.

– By Radtac Portugal –


Scaled Agile Inc. has released an updated version of its SAFe 5.0 for Lean Enterprises, a framework for building a “lean-agile” mindset across business functions, including development, compliance, marketing, IT operations and others.

The latest release aims to help companies implement agile processes across the entire enterprise, putting the customer at the center — already a key theme for marketing organizations focused on customer experience.

“SAFe 5.0 helps organizations address technical and agility deficiencies, as well as strategic and tactical incompatibilities between the business and IT, to master the core competencies necessary to achieve true business agility,” said Dean Leffingwell, SAI co-founder and chief methodologist.

SAFe 5.0 includes two new competencies — Organizational Agility and Continuous Learning Culture — with an aim of helping organizations integrate across departmental functions and provide a roadmap for ongoing improvement.

  • The framework also includes guidance to help determine a business’s current state of agility.
  • The initial version of SAFe launched in 2011 with a small group of early adopters who implemented the agile framework.
  • Scaled Agile claims 70% of Fortune 100 companies in the U.S. have SAFe-trained professionals on staff.

SAFe® for Lean Enterprises 5.0 Big Picture