DAD Lifecycle – Continuous Delivery: Lean

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The Continuous Delivery: Lean lifecycle is a natural progression from the Lean lifecycle. It supports the goal of delivering increments of the solution in a more frequent manner than the other lifecycles. Teams typically evolve into this lifecycle from either the Lean lifecycle or the Continuous Delivery: Agile lifecycle. It requires a mature set of practices around continuous integration and deployment in order to be practical. It also requires the technical infrastructure and advanced Disciplined DevOps practice that support this approach.

Figure: DAD’s Continuous Delivery: Lean lifecycle (click to expand).

DAD Lean Continuous Delivery Lifecycle

When to Apply This Lifecycle

It is best suited in these types of situations:

  • Solutions that can be delivered to stakeholders in a frequent and incremental basis
  • New work, including both new requirements and defect reports, arrives often
  • Organizations with streamlined deployment practices and procedures
  • Projects where getting value into the hands of stakeholders rapidly, before the entire solution is complete, is critical
  • Teams with mature DevOps practices in place including; continuous integration, continuous deployment, and automated regression testing
  • The team is long-lived (stable), working on a series of releases over time

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