Value Stream KPIs

Value Stream KPIs

SAFe Updates

Hello folks,

For the last month or so, we (ScaledAgile,Inc.) have been going though our 2017 planning strategic planning process, adhering as strictly as possible to SAFe guidance.

We’ve established the strategic themes, vision and budgets for our two primary value streams:  framework and courseware. In so doing, we also needed to establish the KPIs which define the expected results and returns from each value stream.

So the model is:  strategic themes affect value stream vision, which drives value stream Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

In a parallel manner, a question we often get in response to the “no project-cost accounting” approach of Lean-Agile budgeting is “how do we know we’re getting a return on our investment for the funding for each value stream.” That’s actually the same question we’ve described above.

Based upon this learning, we’ve added some lightweight guidance to the value stream article, mostly a reminder to help ensure we all do our job as fiduciaries of the value stream investment. The new guidance is also linked from the metrics article.

Always be SAFe,


Author Info

Richard Knaster

comment (2)

  1. Namrata

    03 Jan 2017 - 9:54 pm

    Hi Richard,

    Good start of another year , Be SAFe , Do SAFe. Nice update. I was looking for this update.


    • Richard Knaster

      06 Jan 2017 - 6:11 pm

      Hi Namrata:

      Happy New Year to you as well! Thanks for your note and we’re glad you enjoyed the updated Value Stream article.


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