Chapter 1

Overview and Introduction

1.1 What is Release Planning and why do we Care?

Writing a book is not an easy task, nor is its reading. There should be a number of questions clarified to the reader up-front before entering the endeavor of studying a book like this. This overview and introduction chapter is devoted to giving an answer to a number of questions:

  • What is product release planning?

  • Why writing a book about this topic?

  • What is the current status of release planning?

  • What is the book’s structure?

  • What are the underlying assumptions behind writing this book?

  • Who are the different types of reader supposed to read the book?

  • What is the expected benefit from reading the book?

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