Disciplined Agile

Ensure Production Readiness

This Transition process goal describes our approach to determining whether a solution is ready to be deployed/shipped. To be effective, we need to consider two important questions:

  • Is the solution technically ready to be deployed?
  • Are our stakeholders ready to accept the solution?
2021 Project Management Institute Ensure Production Readiness v5.2 Ensure Technical Readiness Alpha testing Data migration preparation Deployment testing End-of-life-cycle testing and fixing Finalize deployment plan Finalize documentation Pilot/beta testing Ensure Stakeholder Readiness Communicate deployment Prepare support environment Train/educate stakeholders

Figure 1. The Ensure Production Readiness process goal diagram (click to enlarge)

Note: This goal used to be named Ensure the Solution is Consumable.

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Choose Your WoW!

The strategies/practices referenced in the goal diagram above are described, including the trade-offs involved and considerations for when (not) to apply them, in the book Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working.

If you want to succeed at enterprise agile you need choices, not prescriptions.