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Nov 20, 2021

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) 4.6 For Lean Enterprises: Released

Scaled Agile Inc. Announced on the 3rd of October the general availability of the Scaled Agile Framework 4.6 for Lean Enterprises. The main updates include the five core competencies of a Lean Enterprise, as well as two new courses: SAFe for Government (SGP) and Agile Software Engineering (ASE).

These are the new 5 core competencies of organizations that have successfully transformed into Lean enterprises, working as the starting point for understanding and implementing SAFe:

  • Lean-Agile Leadership
  • Team and Technical Agility
  • DevOps and Release on Demand
  • Business Solutions and Lean Systems Engineering
  • Lean Portfolio Management

Read more about what’s new in the SAFe 4.6 update on Scaled Agile’s website.

SAFe for Government (SGP)

SAFe for Government (SGP) includes dedicated guidance for public sector agencies practicing Lean, Agile, and DevOps. As stated on Scaled Agile’s website:

"Government adoption of Lean-Agile has accelerated to the point where most programs (80%+ in the U.S. according to a Deloitte study) are using some form of Agile or iterative development. However, Agile practices are often limited to development teams and do not address the program and portfolio challenges of strategy alignment, budgeting, project-centric planning, acquisitions, governance, compliance, and more. Agencies also lack a common language and set of enterprise-wide practices to create synergies between programs and practitioners.

With the release of SAFe for Government guidance, supported by the corresponding SAFe for Government course, agency leaders will have the tools to overcome common barriers to SAFe adoption and Lean-Agile practices, enabling better results."

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Agile Software Engineering (ASE)

Last, the Agile Software Engineering (ASE) course is meant for the discipline of software engineering, which has evolved over the past decade with the introduction of Lean-Agile and DevOps principles and practices. New skills and approaches to software engineering help organizations deliver software-centric solutions faster, more predictably, and with higher quality. During this three-day, workshop-oriented course, attendees learn the foundational principles and practices that make up the Agile Software Engineering discipline.

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