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Continuous Delivery and DevOps – A Quickstart Guide - Second Edition by Paul Swartout

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Chapter 3. Plan of Attack

Throughout Chapter 2, No Pain, No Gain, which for ease of reading we'll now refer to as the inspect stage, you were introduced to the tools and techniques to identify the problems you may well have with your overall product delivery process. We referred to this as the "elephant in the room" as it is something that is not hard to spot, just very easy to ignore. The presumption here is that the problems identified are the common place issues related to most software delivery processes. Some of these issues are listed as follows:

  • Waste due to having too many handover and decision points in the process
  • Waste due to unnecessary wait time between steps
  • Many software changes are packaged up into large, complex big bang releases ...

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