SAFe® 4.5 “Beta” Templates

Amy Silberbauer, IBM
Bhawana Gupta, IBM


Last Updated: 10 January 2020

Build basis: Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM), formerly Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management, 6.x


Products referenced in this article were renamed in version 7.0. You might see a mix of old and new product names in this article and in any attachments.


This article provides “beta” templates as-is for organizations that have deployed a version of Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM), formerly Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management, that pre-dates release 6.0.6. This includes any of the products that are part of the ELM solution. Templates can be used to create new project areas. If you do not want to use the “beta” templates or you have existing project areas and cannot use the templates, you can configure your own SAFe 4.5 environment following the step-by-step guidance provided in the Configuring the SAFe® Methodology in ELM article. 

Beta templates are provided for SAFe 4.5 for the Engineering Workflow Management (EWM), Engineering DOORS Next Generation (DOORS Next) and Engineering Test Management (ETM) products (formerly Rational Team Concert, Rational DOORS Next Generation and Rational Quality Manager, respectively). A Lifecycle Project Area “beta” template for SAFe 4.5 is also provided. We do not provide “beta” templates for any other version of SAFe.

If you are on 6.0.6 or later, please use the templates provided in ELM out-of-the-box. If you need a SAFe 4.5 LPA template, use the appropriate “beta” template provided below.

Using the templates

Refer to these instructions on how to use the SAFe 4.5 beta templates in CLM:

How to use the SAFe 4.5 templates in CLM.pdf

The templates are delivered to support each of the four SAFe 4.5 configurations. Use the templates that correspond to the configuration of SAFe you are interested in. If you are unsure how to choose, visit the Scaled Agile Framework® web site: www.scaledagileframework.com

Essential SAFe

Use one or more of these templates to establish a Program/Team tooling environment for the “Essential SAFe 4.5” configuration



Full SAFe

Use one or more of these templates to establish a Portfolio tooling environment with the Large Solution layer for the “Full SAFe 4.5” configuration. This environment is associated with one or more Essential SAFe Program/Team tooling environments.



Portfolio SAFe

Use one or more of these templates to establish a Portfolio (no Large Solution/Value Stream) tooling environment for the “Portfolio SAFe 4.5” configuration. This environment is associated with one or more Essential SAFe Program/Team tooling environments.



Large Solution SAFe

Use one or more of these templates to establish a Large Solution for the “Large Solution SAFe 4.5” configuration. This environment is associated with one or more Essential SAFe Program/Team tooling environments.

 

Need help? Contact the SAFe team: safeinfo@wwpdl.vnet.ibm.com


About the author

Bhawana Gupta is a part of the IBM Engineering Offering Management team driving the solution and capabilities for agile@scale and SAFe in the Engineering Lifecycle Management solution. She can be contacted at bhawana.gupta@in.ibm.com.

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