Budgets

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Agile software development and traditional cost accounting don’t match.

—Rami Sirkia and Maarit Laanti

Abstract

Each SAFe portfolio exists for a purpose, to realize some set of technical Solutions that enable the business strategy. To enable this, each portfolio must execute within an approved operating Budget, as the operating costs for solution development are a primary factor in overall economic success. This article describes the basic mechanics for how SAFe portfolio budgets, once established, are administered and governed within a SAFe portfolio.

However, many traditional enterprises quickly ascertain that the drive for business ...

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