How to Perfect Planning with SAFe, VSM, and Decentralized Teams


One of the ten principles of SAFe is to decentralize decision-making. As you break down dependencies and decentralize decision making to DevOps teams and value streams you’ll be moving from command and control toward autonomous teams.

When you decentralize, your planning will need to adapt. You’ll need to understand the changing delivery speeds of different teams to continuously inspect and adapt your planning. To do so you’ll need to get visibility from planning through execution to understand exactly where your new feature is in your DevOps pipeline.