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Features and capabilities are a central part of the Scaled Agile Framework®. You need features for developing solutions. First, they are maintained in the backlog and then implemented in the Program Increment. Each feature delivers value and can either originate from splitting a capability or epic or from an Agile Release Train's context.
A feature is a service that satisfies a stakeholder's need. The feature contains a benefit hypothesis and acceptance criteria. It is sized precisely to be delivered in a single Agile Release Train in a Program Increment.
There are two types of features:
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The following figure shows the features of the PI Planning Board in a Enterprise Agile Planning Tool:
Capabilities usually cover multiple ARTs and therefore are a higher-solution behavior. In a Program Increment, capabilities are split into several features to make them easier to implement.
There are two types of capabilities:
The following figures show how features and capabilities are displayed in project management software:
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