Abstract: If you go to almost any Agile conference these days, the topic of SAFe is sure to come up. You are virtually certain to hear some good things and an equal number of bad things about it. There is no question that SAFe provides some value, but why the vehement insistence by many Agile consultants that SAFe is not Agile? Also, even though many companies that are using it, why are many not very excited about it? Exploring the answers to these questions can give us insights into why and how to use SAFe more effectively.