Agile Release Train (ART)


Program Increments (PIs) provide a development timebox (default 10 weeks) that uses cadence and synchronization to facilitate planning, limiting WIP, provide for aggregation of value and assure consistent retrospectives. The Agile Release Train provides alignment and helps manage risk by providing program level cadence and synchronization. The Release Train Engineer is a servant leader and operates as a full-time ‘Chief Scrum Master’ of the train.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

Zombie Scrum describes the impact on delivery teams. To prevent the Zombie Scrum or Delivery Trap phenomenon, our operational model keeps planning, execution, and tracking coordinated horizontally across dependent Delivery Teams and vertically through the Portfolio, Program, and Delivery levels. Staff effectiveness was artificially suppressed by the logistical and psychological stresses of forming and re-forming teams over and over again endlessly.

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