Scaled Agile, Inc. Releases SAFe 3.0 With Major Content Innovations and Enhanced Guidance

Share Article

Latest update to Scaled Agile’s flagship methodology delivers new capabilities that empower enterprises to better organize around value delivery and move products to market faster and more efficiently

Scaled Agile Framework Version 3.0

Scaled Agile Framework Version 3.0

With these important enhancements to the Framework, we have delivered a broader system of guidance that gives enterprises more efficient ways to realize their value propositions.

Scaled Agile, Inc. (SAI), provider of the world’s most comprehensive framework for adopting Lean-Agile best practices across an enterprise, today announced the release of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe™) 3.0. This latest version features extensive refinements to many elements of the methodology infrastructure, as well as new content and guidance that helps enterprises better organize around value delivery, and improve coordination of large value streams. The announcement was made at Agile 2014 (@AgileAlliance), held in Orlando, Florida July 28–August 1.

“With these important enhancements to the Framework, we have delivered a broader system of guidance that gives enterprises more efficient ways to realize their value propositions,” said Dean Leffingwell, Chief Methodologist and creator of the Framework. “Driven by customer feedback and our commitment to innovation, these latest updates illustrate how we will to continue to evolve SAFe to meet the ongoing needs of our customers and the marketplace.”

With a primary focus on a substantially improved representation of the Portfolio level and organizational structure optimized for better flow of value, changes in the new version include:

  •     Guidance on the critical role, knowledge, and responsibilities of Lean-Agile Leadership
  •     Enhanced Portfolio Level — new flow, new Metrics, Strategic Themes that connect business strategy to Portfolio Vision, and Portfolio-level Nonfunctional Requirements (NFRs)
  •     Lean-Agile Budgeting optimized for flow “Beyond Project Cost Accounting”
  •     New guidance on coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains within larger Value Streams
  •     Deeper guidance on releasing software, including a new Release object and clarity on Developing on Cadence and Delivering on Demand
  •     Expanded Code Quality practices

“We’re proud to be able to offer this powerful new version of SAFe to our partners and existing customers as well as public agencies and private organizations throughout the world,” said Francis Kelly, VP of Partner Development and Sales. “Version 3.0 raises the bar for the SAFe community while delivering quantifiable benefits that run from the software developer all the way up to product and program management, and on to executive leadership.”

The Scaled Agile Framework continues to be publicly available and can be experienced at:

About Scaled Agile, Inc. (SAI)

Based in Boulder, Colorado, USA, privately-held SAI’s mission is to help software-dependent companies achieve better outcomes, increase employee engagement, and improve business economics through adoption of Lean-Agile principles and practices based on the Scaled Agile Framework. A 2014 winner of the Red Herring North America Top 100 Award, SAI supports tens of thousands of practitioners of the Framework through training, certification, consulting services, and a global partner network that reaches over 35 countries and 350 cities.

To learn more, visit

Francis Kelly, VP Partner Development

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Francis Kelly
Visit website