Spikes Spikes are a type of exploration Enabler Story in SAFe Defined initially

Spikes spikes are a type of exploration enabler story

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Spikes Spikes are a type of exploration Enabler Story in SAFe. Defined initially in Extreme Programming (XP), they represent activities such as research, design, investigation, exploration, and prototyping. Their purpose is to gain the knowledge necessary to reduce the risk of a technical approach, better understand a requirement, or increase the reliability of a story estimate. Stories Stories are short descriptions of a small piece of desired functionality, written in the user’s language. Agile Teams implement small, vertical slices of system functionality and are sized so they can be completed in a single Iteration. Supplier A Supplier is an internal or external organization that develops and delivers components, subsystems, or services that help Solution Trains provide Solutions to their Customers. System Demo The System Demo is a significant event that provides an integrated view of new Features for the most recent Iteration delivered by all the teams in the Agile Release Train (ART), Each demo gives ART stakeholders an objective measure of progress during a Program Increment (P1). System Team The System Team is a specialized Agile Team that assists in building and using the Agile development environment, including Continuous Integration, test automation, and Continuous Deployment. The System Team supports the integration of assets from Agile
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teams, performs end-to-end Solution testing where necessary, and assists with deployment and release. Team Backlog The Team Backlog contains user and enabler Stories that originate from the Program Backlog, as well as stories that arise locally from the team’s local context. It may include other work items as well, representing all the things a team needs to do to advance their portion of the system. Team Kanban Team Kanban is a method that helps teams facilitate the flow of value by visualizing workflow, establishing Work In Process (WIP) limits, measuring throughput, and continuously improving their process. Team Level The Team Level contains the roles, activites, events, and processes which Agile Teams build and deliver value in the context of the Agile Release Train (ART). Test-First Test-First is a Buift-In Quality practice derived from Extreme Programming (XP) that recommends building tests before wrtng code to improve delivery by focusing on The intended results. Value Stream Coordination Value Stream Coordination provoes guidance to manage dependencies ano exploit the opportunities in a portfolio. Value Streams Value Streams represent the series of steps that an organization uses to bouild Solutions that provide a continuous flow of value to a Customer SAFe va1ue streams are used to define and realize Portfolio-level business objectives and organize Agile Release Trains (ARTs) to deliver value more rapidly. Vision The Vision is a description of the future state of the Solution under development. It reflects Customer and stakeholder needs, as well as the Feature and Capabilities, proposed to meet those needs. Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) is a prioritization model used to sequence jobs (ex., Features, Capabilities, and Epics) to produce maximum economic benefit. In SAFe, WSJF is estimated as the Cost of Delay (CoD) divided by job size. Acronym
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