AuthorsA. Putta, M. Paasivaara and C. Lassenius
EditorsM. Kuhrmann, K. Schneider, D. Pfahl, S. Amasaki, M. Ciolkowski, R. Hebig, P. Tell, J. Klünder and S. Küpper
TitleBenefits and Challenges of Adopting the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe): Preliminary Results from a Multivocal Literature Review
AfilliationSoftware Engineering
Project(s)Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2018
Conference NameProduct-Focused Software Process Improvement
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Place PublishedCham
ISBN Number978-3-030-03673-7

Over the past few years, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) has been adopted by a large number of organizations to scale agile to large enterprises. At the moment, SAFe seems to be the most predominant agile scaling framework. Despite the current popularity of SAFe in the software intensive industry, there exists surprisingly little scientific research on the benefits and challenges of SAFe adoption. To collect the existing knowledge on this topic, we conducted a multivocal literature review, which includes both peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed case studies and experience reports on organizations that have adopted SAFe. We identified 52 unique organisations adopting SAFe, five from the scientific literature and 47 from the grey literature.

Citation Key10.1007/978-3-030-03673-7_24

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