Adopting Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe): A multivocal literature review

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The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) has been adopted by a large number of organizations to scale agile to large enterprises that develop software. 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 research on the adoption and usage of SAFe. To study what is known about SAFe with respect to benefits and challenges of its usage, we conducted a multivocal literature review. The preliminary version of the results are presented in this poster version of paper. We identified 48 unique adoption cases in 46 organizations from both peer reviewed and non peer reviewed (grey literature) sources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Agile Software Development: Companion
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6422-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Agile Software Development - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 21 May 201825 May 2018
Conference number: 19


ConferenceInternational Conference on Agile Software Development
Abbreviated titleXP


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