Continuous Delivery Pipeline


Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.

Agile Manifesto

The Continuous Delivery Pipeline (also referred to as ‘the pipeline’) represents the workflows, activities, and automation needed to provide a continuous release of value to the end user. The pipeline consists of four elements: Continuous Exploration (CE), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment (CD), and Release on Demand, as shown in Figure 1.

The Continuous Delivery Pipeline comprises of an arrow labeled ‘Agile Release Train’ that has three cycles about it labeled Continuous Exploration, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Deployment, and the output of the pipeline is labeled ‘Release on Demand.’

Figure 1. The SAFe continuous delivery ...

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