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Built-In Quality

Ensure that each Solution increment meets appropriate quality standards.

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Continuous Integration
Pipeline Management
Quality Management
Quality-Driven development


Built-in quality is a principle of the Agile Manifesto, a core principle of the Lean-Agile Mindset, and one of SAFe's core values. It helps avoid the cost of delays (CoDs) associated with recalls, rework, and fixing defects, and enables an enterprise to deliver new functionality with the shortest sustainable lead time. In this article SAFe dives into the five dimensions of built-in quality: flow and quality in architecture, code, system, and release systems.