Introduction to the Portfolio Level

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To succeed in the long term, focus on the middle term.

—Geoffrey Moore

Abstract

The SAFe Portfolio is the highest level of concern in SAFe. It provides the basic constructs for organizing the Lean-Agile Enterprise around the flow of value via one or more Value Streams, each of which develops the systems and Solutions necessary to meet the strategic intent. The portfolio level encapsulates these elements and also provides the basic budgeting and other governance mechanisms that are necessary to ensure that the investment in the value streams provides the returns necessary for the enterprise to meet its strategic ...

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