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Planning Extreme Programming by Martin Fowler, Kent Beck

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Chapter 16. Release Planning Variations

  • Some local adaptations of the release planning are shorter releases, longer releases, and shorter stories.

Everywhere XP is adopted, it undergoes rapid evolution (see Chapter 27). Here are a few variations we have encountered.

Short Releases

Sometimes you can release much more often, maybe every iteration. This can happen for in-house development and also for application service providers where your users are distant but using thin clients and you have close control over the server.

Most of this is good news. Each iteration is ready for production, and going into production with each iteration is perfectly feasible. This usually means that you need to have high confidence in your tests and a very automated build ...

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