To help people with the support and roll-out of version 5.0 we have upgraded our ever popular SAFe® Principle cards to 1) add the new 10th principle “Organize around value” and 2) make a few minor improvements to the original nine cards (see if you can spot the new quote).
Download the new cards by filling out the form below and visit the old blog for some hints and tips on how to use them (https://www.ivarjacobson.com/publications/blog/safe-principles).
Play The Games
Interested in trying out the card game in a virtual environment? Check out the below game board constructed in Mural and save the below template for future use!
SAFe Principle Games by MURAL
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Role Specific Cards
When using the SAFe Principle Cards in workshops and training courses it always surprised us how differently people with different roles would interpret and value the various principles.
Product Managers would propose one ranking, Release Train Engineers another, and Architects and other technologists a third. It was also interesting to see how the various roles interpreted what good and bad behaviour would be from themselves, and even more interesting when discussing how they thought the others should behave.
The differences, and on occasions the misconceptions, were significant enough that we thought it would be helpful if there was a set of principle cards explicitly aimed at each of the three main SAFe areas of responsibility:
Many thanks to the entire IJI SAFe team in their help updating the card deck and in particular SAFe Fellow Brian Tucker, SPCT Keith De Mendonca and SPC Richard Cook for their detailed reviews, ideas and comments.