Gartner Research

Five Steps to Increase Development Release Velocity

Published: 02 August 2017

ID: G00334190

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 application leaders with five steps to realize overall improvement by identifying and eliminating bottlenecks.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • 1. Identify Your Process Bottleneck
    • Cycle Time Analysis
    • Visualizing Work on a Kanban Board
  • 2. Optimize Throughput of the Bottleneck
  • 3. Reduce Work in Process
  • 4. Increase Capacity of the Bottleneck
  • 5. Find the Next Bottleneck

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