The Digital Continuum is a creation of Universal Mind, a digital consulting and services firm. In addition to the work of the Universal Mind team, the Digital Continuum utilizes key frameworks and methodologies in the overall approach.

Scaled Agile Framework

The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), is a framework for implementing lean and agile best practices at enterprise scale. SAFe is maintained by Scaled Agile, Inc. SAFe® plays a key role in the Lean-Agile Mindset of the Digital Continuum.

Universal Mind has licensed the SAFe® 4.0 Glossary from Scaled Agile Inc. for use within the Digital Continuum.

Competing Values Framework

The Competing Values Framework (CVF) was developed to show how positive tensions, like the simultaneous pursuit of standardization and customization, affect the actions of leaders and their organizations. It helps create a shared language and mindset in order to suggest appropriate paths to change, innovation, growth, and value creation. It is also used for decision-making because it enables leaders to make appropriate trade-offs based on these positive tensions. It is a practical way to help organizations develop, implement, and sustain change and innovation.

The Competing Values Framework is used with permission of Cameron, Quinn, Thakor & DeGraff - University of Michigan.