One of the great things (and there are many great things) that SAFe 6.0 has is this:
Lean and Lean Thinking take center stage!
I am very ecstatic about Lean taking center stage with SAFe 6.0. I am a Lean aficionado since the 1980s… and an Agilist since the 1990s… and I have had appreciation of this “Lean and Agile” pair back then (and I still do).
In this era of Software and Digital, we, the knowledge workers, produce value through our “Lean Agile Software Factory“… mimicking the Lean Factory of the Industrial Revolution era.
It is about darn time to put Lean on center stage… not just Agile.
Interestingly, in my book, SAFe Is Like … , published in 2022 (available in both paperback and kindle on Amazon), I have put a lot of Lean and Lean Thinking on center stage. I am glad that SAFe 6.0 did the same thing in 2023.
Figure-1: Lean Thinking — Page 199 , of my book, SAFe is Like…