Strategic Themes

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Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

—Steve Jobs

Abstract

Strategic Themes are specific, itemized business objectives that connect a SAFe portfolio to the evolving Enterprise business strategy. They provide business context for decision-making within the portfolio and influence investments in Value Streams and serve as inputs to the Economic Framework, Budgets, Portfolio, Solution, and Program Backlog decisions.

Strategic themes need not restate the obvious, as most elements of a portfolio vision are understood by context; portfolio stakeholders generally know quite well what the portfolio is for, and they ...

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