Introduction to the Program Level


A system must be managed. It will not manage itself. Left to themselves, components become selfish, competitive, independent profit centers, and thus destroy the system. . . . The secret is cooperation between components toward the aim of the organization.

—W. Edwards Deming


The Program Level is where development teams and other resources are applied to some important, ongoing development mission. SAFe program level teams, roles, and activities are organized around the Agile Release Train (ART) metaphor, a team of Agile Teams that delivers a continuous flow of incremental releases of value. Agile Release ...

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