At the heart of any sustainable SAFe implementation is the idea of the development value stream – an often-misunderstood concept – and the portfolios that invest in them. You could even assert that they are the most important concept in SAFe – the one that enables the continuous flow of true business value.
In this presentation we will examine the lifecycle of a development value stream; where it comes from, how it changes over time, who should be part of it, and how to tell if it is well-formed. We will also explore the relationship between development value streams and the other key elements of SAFe such as:
Understanding the nature and importance of development value streams will help you plan your SAFe implementation and enable you to inspect and adapt your SAFe portfolios to ensure long-term business success.