Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) Tooling

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is one of several more recent developments that address problems coordinating and managing the collaboration of agile teams developing enterprise solutions. Unlike CMMI or ITIL, it does not require years of dedication to master and is immediately usable by practitioners.  SAFe combines the power of agile with lean product development, and synchronizes alignment, collaboration, and delivery for multiple agile teams.

However, tooling and documentation to support SAFe has lagged.  Most Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools are oriented to team-use and are specialized and stove-piped.  A common CASE tool integration strategy is to establish a shared filing system to store mixed artifacts to include Microsoft Office products.  However, this scales at the enterprise to a lot of documents and meetings to align and coordinate activity.

Our tooling provides enterprise scaling while integrating with existing CASE tools, documentation and repositories.  It provides a SAFe-conforming structured data capture environment supported with smart forms that are intended to be used by non-specialists distributed throughout the organization to create an extended ecosystem of stakeholders.  Moreover, it provides computational capability of SAFe concepts and artifacts so that alerts, dependencies, schedule impacts, and cross-team requirements are automatically generated so that meetings are held to resolve incongruities and cross-team issues, not identify them.  Dashboards are used to present customizable information through all levels of management and decision-making.

For a demonstration of our tooling or a free consultation to discuss how our tooling could benefit your organization, please contact us at SAFe@edmondsci.com.