Scaling with Large Solution SAFe®
Now that you understand the most fundamental elements of SAFe, as outlined in the Essential SAFe configuration section in the previous chapter, we can now move on to discuss how SAFe scales to support the development of very large solutions spanning software applications, networked systems, and cyber-physical systems. The Large Solution SAFe configuration does not stand alone. It builds on the foundations of the Essential SAFe configuration, but installs additional roles, responsibilities, and elements that enable the implementation of multiple ARTs, all operating in a coordinated fashion to develop much larger and more complex solutions.
Figure 13.1 shows how Large Solution SAFe builds upon the Essential SAFe configuration. In other words, the Large Solution SAFe configuration applies all the same concepts as Essential SAFe, such as solution intent, built-in quality, Agile teams and ARTs, Scrum, Kanban, and other Agile practices: