Laying the track as we go: New product development and the Agile Release Train

The ‘Agile Release Train’ has been popularised as part of the Scaled Agile Framework – a set of guidelines aimed to bring agile software development to the enterprise and programme delivery. In the framework, the train metaphor is used to describe a series of iterative releases set to a strict schedule that multiple teams must abide by […]

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The success of weekly releases

Back in August last year my team and decided to release our product on Wednesdays. In fact, I said we were going to release every Wednesday. At the time, our deployment processes were already automated, we were breaking our work down into small valuable chunks and our automated test suite was comprehensive, trustworthy and performant. […]

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How to build a great agile team

The group of talented engineers I currently lead have formed into a great team over the last year. Recently, I’ve been considering what I thought that was down to (as it would be quite useful to know!). Was it simply the somewhat fortunate mix of personalities who were allocated to the project? Was it blind […]

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