Scale Enterprise Agile with theScaled Agile Framework® SAFe®
VersionOne Lifecycle provides a centralized environment that simplifies your adoption and implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework, regardless of which configurations of SAFe you need. Lifecycle supports the key constructs, practices, and metrics defined by SAFe, including Communities of Practice and DevOps.
How VersionOne Supports SAFe
Configurable Planning Hierarchy
Use the best SAFe configuration for your organization. VersionOne’s flexible planning hierarchy makes it easy to use any mix of SAFe configurations, from Essential SAFe to Full SAFe.
Align strategy to execution. Group your epics by strategic theme and visualize them in various contexts to determine if your plans are in consistent with your business strategy.
Ensure financial accountability while maintaining delivery speed and flexibility. Allocate budgets by value stream and/or strategic theme, in terms of capacity, percentages, or currency.
Portfolio Item Kanbans & Backlogs
Provide structure and visibility for solid decision making throughout your SAFe organization. From Portfolio to Team, nested kanbans help you visualize and manage the flow of value.
Understand and communicate your near-term plan of intent. Roadmaps provide context around current and planned priorities to internal and external stakeholders.
Always know what you should be working on. Use VersionOne’s built-in WSJF ranking to continually prioritize based on the economics of product development flow.
Team & Program PI Objectives
Commit to and track business outcomes. In VersionOne’s PI planning environment, establish Team level objectives and stretch objectives, as well as Program-level objectives.
Plan your program increments with confidence. VersionOne’s PI Planning environment gives you a single place to do capacity planning, create PI objectives, allow teams to take on work, and validate planning on the Program Board.
Program Board & Solution Board
Understand and manage cross-team dependencies within and across your program increments. The Program and Solution boards help you validate your plans during PI planning and manage them throughout PI execution.
Build quality into your solutions. Through a rich set of native and integration capabilities, VersionOne supports proven engineering practices, including collective code ownership, source code management, pair programming, TDD, ATDD, continuous integration, and refactoring.
Watch value flow all the way to your customer. Powered by VersionOne Continuum, Delivery at a Glance lets you watch work items increase in maturity as they flow through your value streams, so that you never lose the connection between your features and the code that makes them a reality.
SAFe Metrics & Visualizations
Measure value delivery and process improvement. From Kanban boards, to the Epic Progress Measure, to the Program Predictability report, VersionOne has an array of SAFe metrics and visualizations, as well as valuable dashboards and scorecards.
Plan without distractions. PlanningRooms are configurable environments that allow planning teams at various levels to focus on what’s most important to them.
Keep agile teams focused. TeamRoom is a dedicated team-based planning and tracking environment that allows ScrumXP and Kanban teams to work side-by-side within the same release train, while staying focused on getting Done.
Communities of Practice
Share knowledge across your SAFe organization. Communities provide a secure, centralized place where you can publish best practices, agreements, and other supporting documents – right within VersionOne.
Collaborate in context. Conversations allows team members, stakeholders, and others to actively collaborate about anything related to a work item, and to keep track of related discussions.
“As organizations build increasingly complex and sophisticated software systems the methods and practices used to organize and manage software delivery need to keep pace. VersionOne helps organizations apply agile at scale with particular focus on portfolio planning, program execution and team level support.”
Scaled Agile Framework Creator