SAFe Principles Overview


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

SAFe is based on nine immutable, underlying Lean and Agile Principles (Figure 1). These tenets and economic concepts inspire and inform the roles and practices of SAFe.


Figure 1. SAFe Lean-Agile Principles

Why the Focus on Principles?

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