Scaled Agile Launches Preview of SAFe® 5.0 With Full Focus on Enabling Business Agility

Next Version Framework Moves Beyond IT to Align the Entire Enterprise on Strategy and Execution

BOULDER, Colorado, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of SAFe®, the world's leading framework for business agility, announced a preview of SAFe® 5.0 for Lean Enterprises []. The next version of SAFe features significant advances in strategy, execution, and leadership competencies needed for an organization to deliver innovative business solutions faster than the competition. [ ]

Taking the approach that business agility requires everyone involved in delivering solutions--business and technology leaders, development, IT operations, legal, marketing, finance, support, compliance, security, and others--use Lean and Agile practices, SAFe 5.0 provides guidance on how to extend the Lean-Agile mindset into those business areas.

"Globalization, fast-moving markets, disruption, and the unprecedented pace of technological innovation all contribute to the complexity of today's digital age," stated Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe and chairman of Scaled Agile, Inc. "It has become increasingly clear that existing business models, organizational hierarchy, and technology infrastructure simply can't keep up with how quickly companies need to adapt. SAFe 5.0 is a huge advancement in empowering companies to undertake business agility initiatives that are critical for the company's future."

Key Highlights of SAFe® 5.0:

-- Focusing on customer centricity and design thinking enables the
organization to understand the problem and design the right solution
-- New Measure and Grow guidance helps the organization determine its
current state of business agility and identify tactical steps to improve
economic outcomes and reach its desired future state
-- New Continuous Learning Culture competency provides a set of values and
practices that encourage everyone in the enterprise to continually
learn--and innovate--together
-- New Organizational Agility competency helps teams optimize their
business processes, evolve strategy with clear and decisive new
commitments, and quickly adapt to capitalize on new opportunities
-- By expanding to include business teams, SAFe 5.0 enables all teams in
the organization to participate in creating, delivering, and supporting
innovative business solutions
-- A new SAFe Principle--Organize Around Value--helps enterprises align
their development efforts around the full, end-to-end value flow
"Those who master large-scale software delivery will define the economic landscape of the twenty-first century," said Dr. Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop and author of the book Project to Product. "SAFe 5.0 is a monumental release that I am convinced will be key in helping countless enterprise organizations succeed in their shift from project to product."

"Business agility is about people and interactions and the way they can use shared experiences to play off one another in order to discover the most important thing, the most valuable thing," said British Airways Principal Agile Coach, Tim Jackson. "Do something small, get it right, get it finished, or do enough to know whether or not you're going in the right direction. Stability and execution are key to thriving."

The SAFe 5.0 preview website is available at [] and FAQs about SAFe 5.0 are available at []. Key dates surrounding the full release are:

-- SAFe 5.0 will be fully released in January, 2020
-- The SAFe 4.6 website remains available at
[] until
January, 2020
-- Updated SAFe 5.0 courses providing comprehensive training and
certification on SAFe roles and competencies will be available in
January, 2020
About Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of SAFe®

Scaled Agile, Inc., is the provider of SAFe®, the world's leading framework for business agility. Through learning and certification, a global partner network, and a growing community of over 500,000 trained professionals, Scaled Agile helps enterprises build agility into their culture so they can quickly identify and deliver customer value, capitalize on emerging opportunities, and improve business outcomes. Scaled Agile is a contributing member of the Pledge 1% corporate philanthropy and community service movement. Learn more at [].


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CONTACT: Regina Cleveland, Director of Communications, +1.303.817.6632, regina.cleveland(at)scaledagile(dot)com

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