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Solution Train Execution

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

          —Don Reinertsen

Overview

In part III of this book, we discussed planning and executing a Program Increment (PI), as well as the Inspect and Adapt (I&A) event for a single Agile Release Train (ART). But as discussed in chapter 12, ‘Defining Large and Complex Solutions,’ when it comes to building really big systems, a single ART cannot do the job alone. With this context in mind, we described a Solution Train that is used to define and build large and complex solutions that require the coordination of multiple ARTs as well as the contributions of suppliers.

In this chapter, we describe Solution Train ...

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