What is the (SAFe) Scaled Agile Framework? The philosophy of the Scaled Agile Framework, or Secure, is an agile framework for development teams focused on three pillars: team, programme, and portfolio. SAFe is designed to provide flexibility for a team and to help navigate some of the problems that larger organizations have in agile practice. It is structured as a large knowledge base of validated best practices that actual teams have used to produce effective software products, not so much as a single technique.