Learning is not compulsory . . . neither is survival.
—W. Edwards Deming

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
—Peter Drucker

Recommended Reading

Note: This article is part of Extended SAFe Guidance and represents official SAFe content that cannot be accessed directly from the Big Picture.

Our training strongly encourages every Lean-Agile leader to rededicate themselves to lifelong learning. After all, in a sea of constant technological and business change, is there any other choice? To this end, we maintain an active list of our ‘Top 10’ (more or less) recommended books that provide a foundational understanding of the ‘principles behind the principles’ in SAFe.

We also maintain a collection of great secondary resources. These ‘staff favorites’ have significantly influenced our thinking in various areas of the Framework. These lists change over time as new works become available, but here are our current favorites.

Foundational Reading

Other Great Resources

Note: The above links are for your convenience only. We encourage you to shop around for the best value.


Last Updated: 9 March 2023