Safe Business Management and SAFe

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

A company’s safety and health policies should be clear and consistent with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. It is essential to get the desired outcomes. A company’s management team must also be committed to making the system work. This requires demonstrating with direct comments, performance appraisals and bonus systems that the business is as concerned about safety as it is with production numbers. For instance, LyondellBasell has a policy that states if OSHA records indicate that injuries are high, managers will not receive bonuses.

Lean-Agile, Scaled Scrum and other Agile frameworks place a top priority on the safe management of business. They focus on the roles, artifacts and structures that are appropriate to every scale. For instance, the Lean-Agile model includes the roles of safety and quality for every Scrum team. The model also teaches to keep the safety of employees in mind when designing and creating software.

A secure business management program is an essential component of the Technology Backbone Model (TBM). In reality, TBM and SAFe work together to aid in helping IT improve the value of the company by ensuring better software and systems cost less. Learn more about the TBM and SAFe partnership in this article about turning IT into a true partner.