None of my inventions came by accident. I see a worthwhile need to be met and I make trial after trial until it comes.

—Thomas Edison


The Iteration is the basic building block of Agile development. Each iteration is a fixed timebox wherein the teams build an incremental element of business or product functionality. SAFe’s two-week iterations provide the basic development cadence for Agile Teams building Features and components. During this short period, the team executes the Stories in their iteration backlog, integrates the output with that of the other teams, and prepares and participates in a System Demo. Each iteration ...

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