Architectural Runway


The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.

—Agile Manifesto

While we must acknowledge emergence in design and system development, a little planning can avoid much waste.

—James Coplien and Gertrud Bjørnvig, Lean Architecture: for Agile Software Development


The Architectural Runway provides one of the means by which SAFe implements the concepts of Agile Architecture. An architectural runway exists when the Enterprise’s platforms have sufficient existing technological infrastructure to support the implementation of the highest-priority Features in a near-term Program Increment ...

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