SAFe Assessments

Organizational Agility

by SAFe

The Organizational Agility competency describes how Lean-thinking people and Agile teams optimize their business processes, evolve strategy with clear and decisive new commitments, and quickly adapt the organization as needed to capitalize on new opportunities.

Dean Leffingwell

Cofounder and Chief Methodologist,
Scaled Agile Inc

Assessments

The SAFe Business Agility Assessment helps enterprises measure their overall progress 
          towards the goal of business agility. It provides a high-level summary of proficiency 
          across all of SAFe’s seven core competencies.<br><br>

          This updated version of the Business Agility Assessment has reduced the number of 
          assessment statements, simplified their construction, and removed SAFe-specific 
          terminology. These changes make it more accessible and easier to understand. We 
          recommend moving to this updated version of the Business Agility Assessment.

Business Agility

The SAFe Business Agility Assessment helps enterprises measure their overall progress towards the goal of business agility. It provides a high-level summary of proficiency across all of SAFe’s seven core competencies.

This updated version of the Business Agility Assessment has reduced the number of assessment statements, simplified their construction, and removed SAFe-specific terminology. These changes make it more accessible and easier to understand. We recommend moving to this updated version of the Business Agility Assessment.

The Lean Portfolio Management competency aligns strategy and execution by applying 
          Lean and systems thinking approaches to strategy and investment funding, Agile 
          portfolio operations, and governance.<br><br>

          It is one of SAFe’s seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is 
          essential to achieving Business Agility. The Lean Portfolio Management Assessment 
          enables the enterprise to assess their proficiency in this core competency.

Lean Portfolio Management

The Lean Portfolio Management competency aligns strategy and execution by applying Lean and systems thinking approaches to strategy and investment funding, Agile portfolio operations, and governance.

It is one of SAFe’s seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is essential to achieving Business Agility. The Lean Portfolio Management Assessment enables the enterprise to assess their proficiency in this core competency.

The Enterprise Solution Delivery competency describes how to apply Lean-Agile 
          principles and practices to the specification, development, deployment, operation, and 
          evolution of the world’s largest and most sophisticated software applications, networks, 
          and cyber-physical systems.<br><br>
          It is one of SAFe’s seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is 
          essential to achieving Business Agility. The Enterprise Solution Delivery Assessment 
          enables the enterprise to assess their proficiency in this core competency.

Enterprise Solution Delivery Assessment

The Enterprise Solution Delivery competency describes how to apply Lean-Agile principles and practices to the specification, development, deployment, operation, and evolution of the world’s largest and most sophisticated software applications, networks, and cyber-physical systems.

It is one of SAFe’s seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is essential to achieving Business Agility. The Enterprise Solution Delivery Assessment enables the enterprise to assess their proficiency in this core competency.

Agile Product Delivery is a customer-centric approach to defining, building, and releasing 
          a continuous flow of valuable products and services to customers and users.<br><br>

          It is one of SAFe’s seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is 
          essential to achieving Business Agility. The Agile Product Delivery Assessment enables 
          the enterprise to assess their proficiency in this core competency.

Agile Product Delivery

Agile Product Delivery is a customer-centric approach to defining, building, and releasing a continuous flow of valuable products and services to customers and users.

It is one of SAFe’s seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is essential to achieving Business Agility. The Agile Product Delivery Assessment enables the enterprise to assess their proficiency in this core competency.

The Continuous Learning Culture competency describes a set of values and practices 
          that encourage individuals—and the enterprise as a whole—to continually increase 
          knowledge, competence, performance, and innovation. This is achieved by becoming a 
          learning organization, committing to relentless improvement, and promoting a culture of 
          innovation.<br><br>
          
          It is one of SAFe’s seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is 
          essential to achieving Business Agility. The Continuous Learning Culture Assessment 
          enables the enterprise to assess their proficiency in this core competency.

Continuous Learning Culture Assessment

The Continuous Learning Culture competency describes a set of values and practices that encourage individuals—and the enterprise as a whole—to continually increase knowledge, competence, performance, and innovation. This is achieved by becoming a learning organization, committing to relentless improvement, and promoting a culture of innovation.

It is one of SAFe’s seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is essential to achieving Business Agility. The Continuous Learning Culture Assessment enables the enterprise to assess their proficiency in this core competency.

The Lean-Agile Leadership competency describes how Lean-Agile Leaders drive and 
          sustain organizational change and operational excellence by empowering individuals 
          and teams to reach their highest potential. They do this through leading by example; 
          learning and modelling SAFe’s Lean-Agile mindset, values, principles, and practices; 
          and leading the change to a new way of working.<br><br>

          It is one of SAFe’s seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is 
          essential to achieving Business Agility. The Lean Agile Leadership Assessment enables 
          the enterprise to assess their proficiency in this core competency.

Lean-Agile Leadership Assessment

The Lean-Agile Leadership competency describes how Lean-Agile Leaders drive and sustain organizational change and operational excellence by empowering individuals and teams to reach their highest potential. They do this through leading by example; learning and modelling SAFe’s Lean-Agile mindset, values, principles, and practices; and leading the change to a new way of working.

It is one of SAFe’s seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is essential to achieving Business Agility. The Lean Agile Leadership Assessment enables the enterprise to assess their proficiency in this core competency.

The Team and Technical Agility competency describes the critical skills, and Lean-Agile 
          principles and practices that high-performing Agile teams and Teams of Agile teams use 
          to create high-quality solutions for their customers.<br><br>

          It is one of SAFe’s seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is 
          essential to achieving Business Agility. The Team and Technical Agility Assessment 
          enables the enterprise to assess their proficiency in this core competency.

Team and Technical Assessment

The Team and Technical Agility competency describes the critical skills, and Lean-Agile principles and practices that high-performing Agile teams and Teams of Agile teams use to create high-quality solutions for their customers.

It is one of SAFe’s seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is essential to achieving Business Agility. The Team and Technical Agility Assessment enables the enterprise to assess their proficiency in this core competency.

The Organizational Agility competency describes how Lean-thinking people and Agile 
          teams optimize their business processes, evolve strategy with clear and decisive new 
          commitments, and quickly adapt the organization as needed to capitalize on new 
          opportunities.<br><br>
          
          It is one of SAFe’s seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is 
          essential to achieving Business Agility. The Organizational Agility Assessment enables 
          the enterprise to assess their proficiency in this core competency.

Organizational Agility

The Organizational Agility competency describes how Lean-thinking people and Agile teams optimize their business processes, evolve strategy with clear and decisive new commitments, and quickly adapt the organization as needed to capitalize on new opportunities.

It is one of SAFe’s seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise, each of which is essential to achieving Business Agility. The Organizational Agility Assessment enables the enterprise to assess their proficiency in this core competency.

The SAFe Business Agility Assessment is designed for enterprises to measure their 
          overall progress on the goal of true business agility. It provides a high-level summary of 
          proficiency across all of SAFe’s seven core competencies.<br><br>

          This original version of this Business Agility Assessment uses SAFe terminology in the 
          phrasing of the assessment statements. We recommend moving to the new version of 
          the Business Agility Assessment which is terminology agnostic and includes several 
          additional improvements.

Business Agility (Original)

The SAFe Business Agility Assessment is designed for enterprises to measure their overall progress on the goal of true business agility. It provides a high-level summary of proficiency across all of SAFe’s seven core competencies.

This original version of this Business Agility Assessment uses SAFe terminology in the phrasing of the assessment statements. We recommend moving to the new version of the Business Agility Assessment which is terminology agnostic and includes several additional improvements.

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