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SAFe Case Studies

Updated: Feb 27, 2020

Since 2011 hundreds of the largest organizations have experienced the benefits of SAFe®. Some of the results include a 35% increase in productivity, a 50% increase in quality, a 50% faster time-to-market and a 30% increase in both employee engagement and job satisfaction. Learn how some of the world's most successful brands are using SAFe® (1)

After the initial deployment, the division rolled out SAFe® to the rest of the organization, training up to 600 people. Fannie Mae worked with external coaches to deliver:

• Leading SAFe® • SAFe® for Teams • SAFe® Scrum Master • SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager


  • Releases happen EVERY MONTH, instead of once or twice a year

  • Teams deliver more than 30 attributes per sprint compared to 2 – 5 before

  • Velocity increased from 10 story points to more than 30

  • Reduced delivery risks

Thales conducted a SAFe® Quickstart implementation approach, including: • SAFe® for Teams • Two days of Program Increment (PI) planning • SAFe® Scrum Master


  • Reduced software release cycle time by 30%

  • Lowered cost per size point by 25%

  • Reduced solution rework by 20 %

  • Reported higher engagement and satisfaction

  • Enhanced collaboration and transparency

Standard Bank trained approximately 1,200 people on Leading SAFe® in preparation for its first Program Increment (PI) planning meeting in January 2017. The IT team embarks on approximately 600 projects every year to help keep the bank at the leading edge.


  • Time-to-market reduced from 700 to 30 days

  • Deployments increased from once or twice a year to monthly

  • Productivity increased by 50%

The Lean-Agile Mindset is part of the SAFe® foundation and an important enabler for business agility. In the video below, hear from three enterprises as they weigh in on SAFe® 5.0 and the new features that enable business agility.

(1) Scaled Agile Inc. (SAFe Case Studies)

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