Chapter 13: Full Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®)
In this chapter, we continue our studies of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)™. In the previous chapter, you learned the Essential configuration of SAFe, which allows multiple Agile Teams to work in collaboration to produce large-scale products. The organizing structure at that level of scale is the Agile Release Train (ART), and the function of the ART is to coordinate and integrate the work of the underlying Agile Teams.
The guiding principle behind the formation of ARTs is to keep the size of each ART to between 50 and 120 people, following Dunbar’s law. However, many large enterprises have many more people than this number. Therefore, we need to understand how to organize, coordinate, and integrate the work of multiple ARTs to support both a large-scale solution’s development requirements and to align those efforts with corporate strategies and investment priorities.
Lastly, of course, we have to...