Safe Business Management and SAFe

Safe business management is an approach that is focused on the operational safety processes of a company. It requires that managers take care of many influencing factors, such as culture, leadership and training.

The health and safety guidelines of a company must conform to the guidelines of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It is essential to get the desired results. Management of a company must also be committed to making the system work. This involves proving that safety is as crucial as production numbers by direct comments as well as performance reviews and bonus systems. For example, LyondellBasell has a policy that states if OSHA recordable injuries are high, managers will not receive bonuses.

The Agile frameworks Lean-Agile and Scaled Scrum also have a an emphasis on safe business management. They specifically emphasize roles, structures and artifacts that are appropriate for each scale. For instance, the Lean Agile model includes an obligation to ensure safety and quality for every Scrum team. The model also emphasizes the importance of keeping safety of employees in mind when creating software.

A secure business management program is a vital element of the Technology Backbone Model (TBM). TBM and SAFe are working together to ensure that more effective software and systems are less expensive. Find out more about the TBM and SAFe partnership in this article about transforming IT into an authentic partner.