... a holistic or “rugby” approach—where a team tries to go the distance as a unit, passing the ball back and forth—may better serve today’s competitive requirements.

—Nonaka and Takeuchi, The New, New Product Development Game


Most SAFe teams use Scrum as their primary, team-based project management framework. Scrum is a lightweight yet disciplined and productive process for cross-functional, self-organized teams to operate within the context of SAFe. Scrum prescribes three roles: Scrum Master, Product Owner, and development team members [3]. The Scrum Master is a servant leader who helps the team adhere to the rules of Scrum ...

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