What’s new in SAFe 5.0?

Today (1st of February, 2020), SAFe 5.0 has been released.

SAFe 5.0 is the latest version of the agile framework promoted by Scaled Agile Inc. Along with the introduction of SAFe 5.0, companies are now provided with the opportunity to introduce agility across enterprises in an effective manner.

What’s new?

You can find several new changes in SAFe 5.0. Out of those changes, the biggest change that you will notice is the presentation of the entire model. In addition to that, you will be able to see how the alignment of the components have changed to ensure business agility.


Essential SAFe is one of the new elements that you can find in SAFe 5.0. It focuses in training everyone and launching the train. Along with that, all the people will be able to get used to the agile environment and function effectively.

SAFe 5.0 has introduced a new framework roof as well. In here, it is believed that SAFe is not in a position to ensure business agility without adopting the portfolio level of SAFe. This is where they pay attention towards two different levels, which include Essential and Solution.

The newest version of SAFe is paying attention towards customer centricity as well. This can help the organizations to focus on organizing the ARTs around value of customers.

Difference with previous version of SAFe?

Learn portfolio management capabilities are improved with SAFe 5.0. In addition to that, you will be able to see a reorganization of the components. People and core components have been moved to the left side of the framework, while providing a stronger focus on their roles.

— Slimane Zouggari