Finally SAFe 4.5 is out. I am sure everyone is curious to know, what are the changes and how can we grab all the changes in a quick way.
These three are visible changes:
However, let us try to understand all the changes in SAFe 4.5 in comparison to SAFe 4.0
What was in SAFe 4.0 : This was known as "SAFe 4.0 for Lean and Software and System Engineering"
What was in SAFe 4.0 : Either it used to be "3 level" or "4 level"
All terminology for this level also got changed to below:
In SAFe 4.5, we have 8 Palette items :
Changes from SAFe 4.0 Spanning Palette:
What was in SAFe 4.0 : we had total 10 items as part of Spanning palette.
only 3 items :
Now we have total 6 items as part of SAFe Foundation :
Continuous Delivery Pipeline - This is major change to SAFe 4.5
a) Continuous Delivery Pipelines has FOUR elements
b) "Lean Startup"formally got added to SAFe now.
"Lean Startup" CYCLE as defined in SAFe are:
c) “Lean Startup” has following STEPS as defined in SAFe
Both these cycle/steps are mapped.
“Release on Demand”: reverted back (in SAFe 4.0, it was : “Release Any Time” )
d) “DevOps approach” added as: C A L M R
All terminology mapped to “Solution” instead of “Value Stream”
“STE" (Solution Train Engineer ) : similar to “RTE” which is at Program level, we have “STE” now. In SAFe 4.0, this role was known as “Value Stream Engineer (VSE)”
“Solution Intent” has 3 components (1 got changed)
“Set-Based” : Earlier this was called “Set Based” (minor cosmetic change)
“Solution Train” – similar to “Agile Release Train ART”, 'Solution Train' has been added to “Large Solution” level.
Four steps have been mentioned from Book "Lean UX" (Author : Gothelf and Seiden)
Feature has got "additional" template
Now this is called “Epic Hypothesis Statement”
got added 2 new parameters:
This course is renamed as SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager ("PO/PM")
a)Continuous Exploration (CE) has FOUR major elements:
b)Continuous Integration (CI) has THREE tier approach
c)Continuous Deployment (CD) - SIX recommended practices:
SAFe 4.5 Changes - Highlight
Good Luck with SAFe 4.5 Learning and Implementation :)