SAFe Principles

“The impression that ‘our problems are different’ is a common disease that afflicts management the world over. They are different, to be sure, but the principles that will help to improve the quality of product and service are universal in nature.”

—W. Edwards Deming

Why Focus on Principles?

SAFe is based on Lean-Agile principles—the core beliefs, fundamental truths, and economic values that drive effective roles and practices. It is based on principles because they are enduring. No matter the situation, they stand the test of time and can be applied universally. Principles inform SAFe practices—the specific activity, action, or way of accomplishing something. But a practice that works in one situation may not necessarily ...

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