Decoding ARTs in SAFe

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Nader Talai

In SAFe, an Agile Release Train refers to teams that are working in harmony in order to achieve their desired goal for the customer. In an Agile Release Train, each team is working independently, with the purpose to make sure each team is working with the same cadence, or in other words the Iteration lengths must be the same and in alignment. This means that the start and the end of each Iteration must be the same for all the teams within the Agile Release Train.  

 So, in the end, we ensure that we are in constant harmony and synchronised. You could also think of the Agile Release Train as a synchronised swimming team, making sure everyone is aligned on their abilities, capacity and are working towards achieving the same goal.  

The Agile Release Train (ART) is, therefore an important part of SAFe because it supports and ensures:  

🚀 Coordination and Alignment.                                                                                                                      

 🚀Large-Scale Planning.                                                                                                                                    

🚀 End-to-end Value Delivery.                                                                                                                        

🚀Dependency Management.                                                                                                                                          

🚀 Continuous Improvement.                                                                                                                                

🚀Visibility and Transparency.                                                                                                                                          

🚀 Fosters Agile Mindset and Culture.                                                                                                         

🚀Scalability and Flexibility.                                                                                                                                      🚀Value Delivery Predictability. 

Overall, the Agile Release Train plays a critical role in aligning teams, facilitating large-scale planning, managing dependencies, fostering continuous improvement, promoting transparency, and enabling organisations to deliver value at scale with agility. Its structured approach and collaborative environment help organisations navigate complexity, achieve business objectives, and thrive in a rapidly changing market. 

Do you want to learn more about how to foster an effective Agile Release Train in SAFe?  

At Value Glide, through the application of  SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework), we are able to offer agile consulting, agile coaching, and agile training specialists who work with organisations to align business objectives with customer needs and wants. 

As deeply experienced agile coaches and practitioners, our team is invested in continuous learning through each client engagement and uses the data and evidence we gather from each implementation to inform our training, coaching, and consulting services. 

In a nutshell, empirical process control or empiricism.  

If you are thinking of adopting agile within your organisation and have identified SAFe as a great agile framework to adopt, implement and improve your business agility, visit our SAFe Quickstart ART Launch program page or view our SAFe Consulting Services page. 

If you have identified a need for an agile coach and SAFe coach to help your organisation adopt and implement SAFe, visit our SAFe Coaching Services page. We are committed to equipping organisations with the tools and knowledge to thrive in this ever-changing digital age, and achieve business agility through the Scaled Agile Framework.  

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If you want to know more about SAFe and how to lead SAFe, visit our SAFE Training page for a host of options, from Leading SAFe to a SAFe Release Train Engineer course. 

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