Chapter 12Smaller, More Frequent Releases

Agile teams deliver smaller and more frequent releases to customers and end users, providing more business benefit and more frequent feedback.

Benefits of Small Releases

As the iterative development process is mastered, the door opens for the team to deliver smaller and more frequent releases to the end users, and that is one of the prime drivers of agile. The ability to release software more frequently has two primary business benefits: increased responsiveness to the customer amidst changing marketing conditions and reduced risk to the enterprise.

Increased responsiveness. Business responsiveness increases because newly discovered customer needs can be addressed in a much shorter time frame. In agile, ...

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