Designing the Implementation

Break down barriers between departments.

—W. Edwards Deming


In the previous chapter, we described how the first four steps of the SAFe Implementation Roadmap help form ‘the guiding coalition’—a powerful team of knowledgeable and enthusiastic people who can drive the implementation. In this chapter, we will describe how to ‘design the implementation’ with the next two steps:

Step 5. Identify value streams and Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

Step 6. Create the implementation plan.

Step 5. Identify Value Streams and Agile Release Trains

Value streams are the primary means for understanding, organizing, and delivering value in SAFe. Identifying enterprise value streams, and forming ARTs to create and ...

Get SAFe® 4.5 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Enterprises, Second Edition now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.