To work with programs in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), assign items to your programs. You can then filter, rank, and analyze items according to their associated programs.

Editions: Programs are available with Enterprise Edition.


In SAFe, a program represents an ongoing system development mission.

For example, in a private banking workspace, you might create programs called DirectPay, MyAccount Mobile, MyAccount Web, Services, and Back Office.

Programs are defined within a workspace. For details, see Organize workspaces into programs.

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Working with programs

There are a number of ways to work with programs:

  • Backlog items. Associate backlog items (features, user stories, quality stories, and defects) with programs, and then filter the Backlog module grid accordingly.

  • Teams. Assign teams to programs. You can then assign work items to teams according to their program association.

  • Pipelines. Assign pipelines to a program. The pipelines' automated tests are automatically assigned to the program as well.

  • Tests. Filter tests whose covered content is associated with a program.

  • Releases. Programs can be assigned and worked on in one or more releases.

  • You can also assign application modules, tests, and runs to a program.

Tip: Filter by programs using the programs selector in the toolbar, next to the workspace selector.

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