6. The Agile Release Train

The more alignment you have, the more autonomy you can grant. The one enables the other.

—Stephen Bungay, Author and Strategy Consultant


ART Organization

Develop on Cadence. Release Any Time



Program Backlog


Agile Teams Power the Train

User Stories and the Team Backlog



The Agile Release Train (ART) is a long-lived, self-organizing, team-of-Agile-teams and other stakeholders (approximately 50–125 people total) that defines new functionality and plans, commits, executes, and delivers solutions together. ARTs are cross-functional and have all the capabilities—software, hardware, firmware, and other—needed to define, implement, test, and deploy new system functionality. ...

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