Built-In Quality

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Build incrementally with fast, integrated learning cycles

—SAFe Principle #4

Abstract

Built-In Quality is one of the four Core Values of SAFe. The Enterprise’s ability to deliver new functionality with the fastest sustainable lead time and to be able to react to rapidly changing business environments is dependent on Solution quality. But built-in quality is not unique to SAFe. Rather, it is a core principle of the Lean-Agile Mindset, where it helps avoid the cost of delays associated with recall, rework, and defect fixing. The Agile Manifesto is focused on quality as well: “Continuous attention to technical excellence and good ...

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