Agile Release Train

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Principle of Alignment: There is more value created with overall alignment than local excellence.

—Donald Reinertsen

Abstract

The Agile Release Train (ART) is the primary value delivery construct in SAFe. Each ART is a long-lived, self-organizing team of Agile Teams, a virtual organization (5 – 12 teams) that plans, commits, and executes together. ARTs are organized around the Enterprise’s significant Value Streams and live solely to realize the promise of that value by building Solutions that deliver benefit to the end user.

The ART aligns teams to a common mission via a single Vision, Roadmap, and Program Backlog. Program ...

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