Understanding and optimizing the full development value stream—the third aspect of systems thinking—is the only way to reduce the total time it takes to go from concept to cash
The four foundational bodies of knowledge that inform SAFe are systems thinking, Agile development, Lean product development, and DevOps.
holistic approach to solution developmen
leaders must cultivate an environment where people collaborate on the best way to build better systems.
Optimizing a component does not optimize the system in this case, either.
the value of the system passes through its interfaces here too. Accelerating flow delivery requires eliminating silos and creating cross-functional organizations,
such as Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and Solution Trains.
evelopment value streams are fundamental to SAFe. A SAFe portfolio is a collection of development value stream
each of which delivers one or more solutions to the market.
There’s a second aspect to systems thinking: the people, management, and processes of the organization that builds the system are also a system.
One essential process is value stream mapping
a systematic way to view all the steps required to produce value.
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