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Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl E Wiegers

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Making the Call

Regardless of what release criteria the team selects, you also need to know who will monitor progress toward satisfying the release criteria and who will make the final release decisions. I say "decisions" because you’ll probably have several types of product releases. You might deliver a late-stage build to quality assurance as a release candidate for final system testing. After the product passes its QA checks, you might release it to a beta testing site for user acceptance testing, deliver it to manufacturing, or approve it for general availability release. Information systems being developed for internal corporate use typically go through a sequence of quality verification, beta test in a staging environment, and release to ...

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