The SAFe is an increasingly popular complete approach for large-scale, multi-team Agile projects and programs. It builds upon the use of Scrum and XP by Agile teams with specific program practices and roles for Agile Architecture, Release Train Planning and management of the Product Vision, Roadmap and Program Backlog. At the overall Portfolio level, SAFe utilizes concepts of Lean Thinking and Kanban for the management of Architectural and Business Epics within agreed investment themes.
A SAFe Agilist (SA) strategically guides the adoption, success and ongoing improvement in the projects. The Agilist helps define the organizational mission and vision and communicates strategic decisions and the need for change to all stakeholders and teams. The Agilist motivates knowledge workers by helping them develop their skills and careers in a way that enhances their capabilities and increased their engagement and commitment to the mission and vision of the enterprise.