Building in quality
Quality has to be built in. By the time you inspect something for quality, it's too late. Whatever quality was built into the product is the quality it will have. If that level of quality is unsatisfactory, the organization has no choice but to scrap the work or repair or rework the defective deliverables. Defects cost money and time and are a prime example of non-value-added waste. No customer wants to pay for those activities.
SAFe further breaks quality down into five dimensions: flow, architecture and design, code, system, and release. SAFe also employs the testing concepts you learned in previous chapters, such as TDD, the use of acceptance criteria, and BDD. For more information on SAFe's concepts to incorporate quality, please visit https://www.scaledagileframework.com/built-In-quality/.