Gartner Research

Achieving Continuous Delivery

Published: 21 January 2013

ID: G00245858

Analyst(s): Nathan Wilson


Continuous delivery can seem like an unattainable goal for many IT organizations. Despite the hype, continuous delivery does not require a superstar group of developers. Good agile practices, kanban and DevOps can provide the structure to safely deploy new code on a daily basis.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Move to a Continuous Kanban Development Process
  • Use Continuous Integration and Testing
  • Deploy DevOps Practices and Automated Deployment
    • Build in Feature Flags
    • Plan for Rollback With Phased Delivery
  • Use an Incremental Approach to Get to Continuous Delivery
    • Deploy Each Sprint
    • Deploy Frequently and Consistently
    • Pilot Immediate Delivery

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