Set-Based Design


Quality is decided by the depth at which the work incorporates the alternatives within itself, and so masters them.

—Theodor Adorno

Assume variability; preserve options.

—SAFe Principle #3


Systems development can be described as a process of continuously reducing uncertainty to knowledge. No matter how well a system is initially defined and designed, real Customer needs and technological choices are both uncertain, and therefore the understanding of how a system needs to be implemented will have to adapt over time to reflect reality.

Point-Based Design—the process of committing to a specific, detailed requirements and ...

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