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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Releasing your software shouldn’t feel like visiting the dentist [Part 2]

In my previous post, I explained how leaving an extended period between releases of your software is just as risky an approach as forgoing regular dental check-ups. So if you bought that argument, it seems sensible to deploy pretty often, right? The problem is, and where the dental metaphor decays (sorry), is that software development […]

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