And now, for Episode 3 … you decide if it beats “Star Wars – Revenge of the Sith.”
I think we accidentally just set the bar pretty low, but …
… here we go. Let’s begin with a prerequisite pithy quote from an objective industry observer:
“If agile software development was the opening act to a great performance, continuous delivery is the headliner,” according to Kurt Bittner of Forrester Research.
Kurt explains this concept further by saying, “The pace at which consumers expect change is causing a crisis in application development and delivery … agile was a good start, but it wasn’t sufficient to drive better business results; continuous delivery forges the broken link in the value chain, connecting business strategy with business results.”
So there, you have it. At least according to Forrester, continuous delivery (CD) is one of the most important evolutions of agile methodology within the modern software factory. But, there’s more.
Andrew Binstock from Dr. Dobbs fairly well echoes this sentiment, saying: “It’s becoming clear that agile alone is no longer sufficient to keep up with the demands of the present day … software complexity and the need for constant updates are making it difficult for leading edge organizations to keep up without moving beyond agile and embracing continuous delivery.”
Episode 3 of our podcast series discusses the importance of Agile Transformation along WITH Continuous Delivery to automated some of the development, test, and release efforts to remove some of the bottlenecks downstream in the software development life cycle in the build, test and release phases.
Lean Agile + CD can create these 1+1=3 types of results.
Episode 3 of the Continuous Delivery 101 Podcast can be found by:
- Listening to it on your computer on YouTube
- Downloading it from iTunes store
- Downloading the podcast from your Podcast App by searching for “Continuous Delivery 101 podcast”
Thanks for listening!