The beauty with Agile is that apart from its flexibility and delivering faster customer value due to its iteractive nature of release, it also empowers employees to take initiatives based on their create ideas to deliver the (a) solution through working in small teams. When you think of implementing Agiel at an enterprise level then the SAFe or Scaled Agile Framework comes in.
Simply put, SAFe is a workflow and organisational pattern that allows the implemntation of lean-agile practices at an enterprise level. SAFe 1.0 was first developed in 2011 by Dean Leffinwell. The lastest versino, SAFe 5 was launched on 7th January 2020 added two new core Competences (Organisational Agility and Continuous Learning) of the Lean Enterprise that are critical to achieving and sustaining a competitive advantage in an increasingly digital age. The other 5 Core Competencies are; Lean-Agile Leadership, Team and Technical Agility, Agile Product Delivery, Enterprise Solution Delivery and Learn Portfolio Management - More information can be found on https://www.scaledagileframework.com/
SAFe Full Configuration as per SAFe 5.0 is made up of 4 levels - Team, Program, Large Solution and Portfolio. Implementing SAFe has 4 key benefits and those are
- 20-57% increase in productivity
- 25-75% improvements in quality
- 30-75% faste time-to-market
- 10-50% increase in employee engagement and job satisfaction