Introducing SAFe® and DevOps
Developing products in many organizations—especially ones that work on software-based systems or complex systems involving both hardware and software and further enabled by networking technologies, known as cyber-physical systems—has changed over the past 10 to 20 years. Factors such as changes in technology, movement to geographically distributed or remote development, the push for faster time-to-market (TTM), understanding the customer needs, and pressures to reduce the occurrence and severity of production failures are opportunities, challenges, or a mixture of both that these organizations face.
To address these challenges and take advantage of the opportunities, mindsets derived from Lean manufacturing began to emerge and evolve. These mindsets, combined with practices from emerging frameworks, began to allow organizations to move past the challenges and improve business outcomes.
In this chapter, we’re going to highlight...