Program Increment

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Many people don’t focus enough on execution. If you make a commitment to get something done, you need to follow through on that commitment.

—Kenneth Chenault

Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.

—Barbara Sher

Abstract

The Program Increment (PI) is the largest plan-do-check-adjust (PDCA) learning cycle in SAFe. A PI is to the Agile Release Train (or Value Stream) as an Iteration is to the Agile Team: a cadence-based interval for building and validating a full system increment, demonstrating value and getting fast feedback. Each PI is a development timebox that uses cadence and synchronization to facilitate planning, limit ...

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