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The signs of this antipattern are:

• The production of extensive, detailed documentation that describes the steps to be taken and the ways in which the steps may go wrong

• Reliance on manual testing to confirm that the application is running correctly

• Frequent calls to the development team to explain why a deployment is going wrong on a release day

• Frequent corrections to the release process during the course of a release

• Environments in a cluster that differ in their configuration, for example application servers with different connection pool settings, filesystems...