What if you never had to worry about another software release? What if you had confidence in frequently delivering valuable software? What would it be like to establish this before you ever write the first line of code? Find out how focusing on outcomes and working backward to establish a release driven workflow, upfront, can make this a reality:
If you’re stuck trying to reap the benefits of automation, and have yet to experience the transformative impact on how you develop and release software, this article has the strategy for you to get started. After years of working with automation, I’ve noticed many teams struggle to effectively adopt the practice of Continuous Integration, let alone the myriad of awesome beyond. Although Continuous Integration is a great starting point that leads to further automation, sometimes it’s hard to visualize the potential value yet to be claimed.
Instead of taking it one step at a time, the time has come to prioritize what it takes to release. The multitude of practices, frameworks and tools to automate everything under the sun are well documented and readily available. We should use them to build the foundation of a process we can evolve to provide confidence, rapid feedback and support. With this new found certainty, we’ll only be limited by our imagination.