Set-Based Design

image

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

Abstract

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 ...

Get SAFe® 4.0 Reference Guide: Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Software and Systems Engineering now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.