Scaled Agile Framework or SAFe is the most established and well-documented approach for implementing Agile at the enterprise level.
SAFe® for Lean Enterprises is a knowledge base of proven, integrated principles, practices, and competencies for Lean, Agile, and DevOps.
Growth & Scalability
Scale agile across your organization with thousands of developers and hundreds of teams
To scale effectively, you need to take a holistic view of your organization. This gives you the opportunity to identify any roadblocks in your organization's internal processes.
Polarion SAFe gives your organization the means to not only to grow, but to scale exponentially. Its integration of portfolio management throughout the whole project structure is just one of the many enablers unique to the SAFe methodology. It will provide you a huge boost to your businesses scalability and velocity.
Ensure team results are integrated, verified and validated by all stakeholders
Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is the practice of developing a set of related system models that help define, design, and document a system under development. These models provide an efficient way to explore, update, and communicate system aspects to stakeholders, while significantly reducing or eliminating the dependence on traditional documents. By testing and validating system characteristics early, models facilitate the timely learning of properties and behaviors. They enable fast feedback on both requirements and design decisions.
Use Polarion SAFe template to create models that will help you validate your products by modeling requirements and designs in a cost-effective way.
Levels of SAFe
The three levels of SAFe are designed for large organizations delivering solutions developed by multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).
Define and manage programs for your portfolio
Plan and monitor the company's deliverables
Define the overall vision and strategy
Manage budgets for all solutions
Large Solution Level
Manage projects that span over multiple programs
Break down capabilities into features and stories
Access high-level roadmaps and target your solutions
Monitor overall performance of solution trains and programs
Essential Level (Program + Team)
Assign teams to work on programs
Coordinate teams and their deliverables
Ensure program release validation and verification
Mediate long-term planning across all teams
Manage team assignments and iterations
Monitor the progress with low-level tasks and work records
Measure team velocity and plan accordingly
Oversee cross-team dependencies
Planning, Delivery & Alignment
Plan product portfolio initiatives, manage dependencies and milestones
Planning in SAFe is more than just outlining the program and team planning sessions. You also present the business context and a vision. This helps everyone across your organization align with the common mission captured and defined on the portfolio level. Your teams are then able to evolve the high-level goals initiatives throughout all levels for your enterprise.
Polarion SAFe Template supports cadence-based planning events that serve as a heartbeat for all Solution and Agile Release trains. It helps all programs and teams align and strive for common goals and targets for global milestones. The template's release structure enables the notion of "develop on cadence, release any time" by supplying a common platform for the delivery of the finished content directly to the customer as soon as it is ready.
Release on demand
Follow the philosophy of integrating security practices within the DevOps process. DevSecOps involves creating a "Security as Code" culture with ongoing, flexible collaboration between release engineers and security teams.
Plug Polarion into your DevSecOps toolchain to enable continuous integration and delivery, trigger pipelines with parameterized calls and get instant feedback from the CI/CD tools.
Regulation and Compliance
Succeed through audits
Protect quality and follow FDA, ISO, FAA regulations. Keep your approval process as lean as possible but still, stay compliant.
The Polarion SAFe template offers advanced traceability reports, baselining, eSignatures and versioning. They help you keep your projects compliant and prepare your data for final audits.
Develop embedded systems merged with physical processes
CPS is defined both by physical and cyber components of a system. The embedded software uses the network to control real world processes and receives information from the sensors. This creates a feedback loop that helps refine the behavior where physical and cyber intersect. The Polarion SAFe template is able to capture all stages of a system's development.
Get all the benefits that Polarion solutions have to offer, without having to worry about availability, security, updates and performance. Get up and running with the lowest upfront capital investment.
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The template is free with Polarion X's Enterprise plan and is available as a paid option for its lower-tier plans. For on-premise Polarion installations, the licenses for the template can be purchased from the Siemens Pricebook. Contact your Account Owner or Sales Representative for pricing details or contact our Sales department (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly with additional inquiries.
You will have direct access to a set of SAFe demo projects on our Extensions server (extdemo.polarion.com/polarion) that you can use to better understand how SAFe is realized in Polarion. You can test-drive all the great features that come with the Polarion SAFe Template and add your own content to see how it will be projected throughout the Polarion SAFe project structure. The only limitation of the SAFe Test Drive is the inability to change any existing demo content. (This allows us to keep the demo data intact for everyone.)
The template distribution package contains all the necessary java extensions, scripts, and velocity widgets along with demo data projects and three types of SAFe project templates for managing all SAFe levels (Portfolio, Program, and TeamPolarion project templates). You will also get access to the source code of all java extensions to further tailor the SAFe template to your needs.
You sure will. The Polarion SAFe Template comes with a detailed installation guide. All you need is a basic understanding of how to work with the SVN Repository that Polarion uses to store all its data. The template also comes with official support. Our Polarion Support experts are always ready to help you with any issues you may run into.
Once you create a project structure that reflects your organization with the Polarion SAFe templates, you can immediately start entering your data. A great feature of Polarion is its customizability. It gives you the freedom to refine the template to suit your needs.
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