Safe Product Development Using SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)

Agile is proven for co-located and small teams. For geographically distributed product development teams its challenge to communicate, synchronize and run the program. Hence, many product development teams use a mix of various agile processes and also add waterfall items to it. The case study takes through the experiences of using SAFe by distributed product development team and gaining same advantages as would any other small team. This case study would cover how adopting best practices of SAFe-ART helped in efficient deliveries with better quality. It would also explain how some of our customizations converted to standard template generations of agile practices to be reused across organization. Also share our experiences of various best practices and automation which helped in removing manual process issues and bring in better quality, visibility and predictability. Thus, it would showcase our journey of safe product development using SAFe.

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Outline/Structure of the Case Study

  • Background
  • Challenges in our product development
  • How SAFe Adoption was done?
  • Common Tool Infrasturcture used
  • Best practices and DevOps
  • Customizations and Automation
  • Governance and visbility/predictability
  • Learnings


Learning Outcome


  • Know adoption ways of SAFe in product lifecycle
  • Know various automations that help in improving eficiency
  • Customizations that aid product delivery and can be templatized for resuse across organization
  • Quality improvement practices using automation
  • Governance and visbility at real time practices by using dashboards

Target Audience

CxO, PMO members, Agile Coaches, Development Managers, Program Managers, Change Agents

schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  3 years ago
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    Tushar - in addition to Naresh's query, it will help to understand (a) what was the problem that led you to discard or give up on other frameworks (b) why did you pick up SAFe, and (c) what were the results dur to following SAFe.


  • Prasad
    By Prasad  ~  4 years ago
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    Also will be intresting if you can bring if any approach is taken at portfolio level for funding and how did you articualte the business value?


  • Jerry Rajamoney
    By Jerry Rajamoney  ~  4 years ago
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    Thanks for this topic. On the first view it more looks to be like a SAFe related topic. As mentioned by TV below, do you have the reasons to choose this model over others and related views to add?


  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  4 years ago
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    Thanks for the proposal Tushar. Request you to please provide link to your slides and video. Without this the review team would not be able to evaluation your on-stage presentation skills.