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Agile Project Management For Dummies by Mark C. Layton

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Chapter 11

Preparing for Release

In This Chapter

arrow Getting your product ready to ship

arrow Preparing your organization for the release

arrow Making sure the marketplace is ready for your release

Releasing new product features to customers has a special set of challenges. The development team has specific tasks for a product release that differ from the tasks involved with creating code during normal sprints. The organization sponsoring the product may need to prepare to support the product. You want customers to be able to correctly use the released product.

This chapter covers how to manage the final sprint before product release. You also learn how to prepare your organization and the marketplace for the product release.

Preparing the Product for Deployment: The Release Sprint

The work that takes place during regular development sprints should be whole and complete, including testing and technical documentation, before you demonstrate your product. The product of a development sprint is working software.

However, there are often activities, not related to creating product features, that the development team can’t realistically complete within development sprints and that might even introduce ...

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