SAFe® for Government helps agency leaders understand how to generate better results for stakeholders, including taxpayers, contractors, and military personnel, by following proven, integrated practices and competencies to adopt Lean, Agile, and DevOps.
Digital transformation, globalization, citizen expectations for instant access to information and services, shrinking budgets, demands for greater accountability in government spending, increased cyber threats, and antiquated legacy systems are just some big factors driving the need for change in the federal government. While government agencies rely on technology to solve challenges like these, traditional approaches to developing and sustaining new technologies are inadequate for 21st-century solutions.
The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) provides proven integrated practices, competencies, and strategies to help government agencies move away from traditional software and systems development models to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindsets, principles, and practices. The SAFe® for Government course provides leaders with a foundational understanding of SAFe and addresses the most common barriers to SAFe adoption for government programs. Success patterns covered include how to align programs to agency strategy, Lean budgeting, forecasting, estimating, contracting, governance, and compliance. The course also provides guidance for how leaders can lead the transition to SAFe.
This is how Lean-Agile and DevOps principles and practices within SAFe® can help you:
- Create a foundational understanding of SAFe
- Apply proven principles and practices for Lean, Agile, and DevOps in a government agency
- Understand how to become a change agent in a government setting
- Build higher-quality software and deliver it to citizens, warfighters, and other government personnel and agencies, faster
- Gain flexibility and adaptability to meet internal and external customers’ expectations and changing needs more quickly
- Produce the greatest value in the shortest sustainable lead time, while staying within time, budget, cost, and compliance constraints
- Create a collaborative culture of high-performing, cross-functional teams (including government and multiple contractors) where people work together to solve top-priority problems
- Get better visibility into risks and bottlenecks that are impeding progress
- Provide transparency so leadership knows what teams are doing, and teams know how their work enables agency strategy