Essential SAFe is the basic configuration of the SAFe framework. It contains the minimum elements needed to successfully apply SAFe. Essential SAFe consists of Program and Team Level.
The Agile teams are the foundation of SAFe, they do most of the work.
At Program Level, the Agile Release Train is a virtual organization of Agile teams supplemented with supporting teams, such as a System team and possibly Shared Services teams.
The team level contains the roles, activities, ceremonies and processes of Agile teams to deliver customer value in the context of an Agile Release Train (ART).
Essential SAFe Support in Targetprocess
Targetprocess supports the creation of iteration plans for teams by Scrum Masters. The Kanban board visually shows the status and progress of the team’s work. Using the Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD) you have insight into the amount of work of the different Kanban stages. Scrum Masters can choose both Burn-down and Burn-up charts to see the team’s progress.
The Program level in Targetprocess supports the PI Planning for the Teams in the ART. With a visual Program Board, all dependencies between the teams are clearly visible to the RTE. The dashboard provides insight into the Program Predictability Measure. Features can be prioritized according to the WSJF method. The RTE can visually manage the cadence and milestones.