SAFe 4.0 Distilled

Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems Engineering

What is this book about?

To succeed in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, businesses must be able to rapidly change the way they create and deliver value to their customers. This book can give you an in-depth understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework(SAFe)– and learn to implement it successfully. Alsoit teaches you to create a fun and engaging environment for innovation in your company and covers practical guidelines for implementing agile/lean principles. Methods in SAFe 4.0 have been successfully applied in dozens of enterprises, from Nordstrom to John Deere, Nokia to Visa, HP and Intel to Capital One

Who is it useful for?

This book suits you, if you want to:

1. get an overview of SAFe across all parts of the business such as team, program, value stream, and portfolio.

2. find out the power of SAFe’s Lean-Agile mindset, values, principles and understand why SAFe works

3. learn how to become a Lean-Agile leader and effectively transform your enterprise

Who is the author?

Richard Knaster
SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant at Scaled Agile, Inc.
Dean Leffingwell
creator of SAFe®

Richard Knaster has more than 25 years’ experience in software development in roles ranging from developer to executive and has been involved in Agile for more than a decade. 

Dean Leffingwell is widely recognized as the one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices. He is an author, serial entrepreneur, and software systems development methodologist. 


SAFe® 4.0 Distilled is the book we’ve all been waiting for. It breaks down the complexity of the Framework into easily digestible explanations and actionable guidance. A must-have resource for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners.”

Lee Cunningham
Sr. Director, Enterprise Agile Strategy at VersionOne, Inc.

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