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Enable Corporate Agility by Using Web-Scale Development Practices

Published: 31 March 2014

ID: G00263108

Analyst(s): Nathan Wilson


Cutting-edge Web-scale organizations use fast and continuous development practices to create a seamless pipeline of fixes and improvements. This research explores which of these development practices can be applied to IT departments that want to provide more agility and speed.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Techniques to Shorten the Time to Deliver New Functionality
    • Merge Test Into Development
    • Use a Continuous Development Methodology
    • Use Continuous Integration and Test
  • How to Ensure Seamless Flow of Functionality, From Idea to Production Code
    • Synchronize Upstream and Downstream Cadence
    • Work as a Cross-Functional Team
    • Build for Continuous Deployment
  • Redistribute Operational Responsibilities
    • Reduce Operations' Responsibility
    • Make the Development Team Responsible for Application Stability
    • Attack Your Own Code

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