Gartner Research

Five Steps to Increase Development Release Velocity

Published: 01 October 2015

ID: G00290892

Analyst(s): Nathan Wilson


As part of a bimodal strategy, many organizations are applying cloud, agile and DevOps in an effort to achieve higher development release velocity. This research provides IT leaders with five steps to realize overall improvement by identifying and eliminating bottlenecks.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • 1. Identify Your Bottleneck
    • Cycle Time Analysis
    • Kanban Boards
  • 2. Optimize Effectiveness of the Bottleneck Phase
  • 3. Synchronize the Rest of the Process Around the Maximum Cadence of the Bottleneck
  • 4. Eliminate the Bottleneck
  • 5. Find Your Next Bottleneck

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