Safe Business Management and SAFe

Safe business management is a strategy that focuses on improving a company’s safety procedures. It requires managers to address an array of influence factors, such as culture and leadership.

The health and safety guidelines of a company must be in line with the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This is essential to achieve the desired results. The management team of a company must be also committed to the success of the system. This includes demonstrating that safety is just as important as production numbers with direct feedback, performance reviews and bonus systems. For example, LyondellBasell has a policy which states that if OSHA records indicate that injury rates are high managers will not receive bonuses.

Lean-Agile, Scaled Scrum and other Agile frameworks place a top priority on safe business management. Specifically, they emphasize the roles, structures and artifacts that are appropriate to every scale. The Lean-Agile Model, as an example, includes a role for safety and quality within every Scrum team. The model also teaches to keep the safety of employees in mind when designing and developing software.

A successful safe business management program is a key component of the Technology Backbone Model (TBM). TBM and SAFe are working together to ensure that better systems and software are less costly. Find out more about the TBM and SAFe relationship in this article about transforming IT into an authentic partner.

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