Larger organisations have a propensity to move more slowly than smaller, nimble competitors, and tend to be so much more change-resistant. Much of this can be attributed to deep-rooted cultural issues, combined with extensive policy and process-based barriers, as well as the bureaucracy that tends to flourish in deeper corporate environments.
Applying Agile at scale in such organisations is recognised as being complex and difficult.
What we’ve found is that implementing agile at scale works best when you take an established proven approach, such as the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and inspect and adapt it pragmatically to your organisation, your domain, and your goal.
The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) encompasses a set of principles, processes and best practices that helps larger organisations adopt Agile ways of working, such as Kanban and Scrum, to develop and deliver high-quality products and services more rapidly.
SAFe is particularly well-suited for complex products and projects that involve large numbers of people, spread across multiple teams. The current version, SAFe 5.0, focuses on seven core competencies that help enterprises.