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.