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

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Standardizing vocabulary and language

One small and wholly avoidable factor that can scupper any project is the misinterpretation of what the deliverables are. This may sound a little alarming but projects can fail simply because one person expects something, but another person misunderstands or misinterprets and delivers something else. It's not normally down to ignorance; it's normally due to both sides interpreting the same thing in different ways.

For example, let's look at something simple—the word release. To a project manager or a release manager, this could represent a bundle of software changes, which need to be tested and made live within a schedule or program of work. To a developer working in an agile way, a release could be a one line ...

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