Tuesday Jun 9
15:30 –
16:10
Location: Graanbeurszaal

Progressive Delivery: Patterns & Benefits of Decoupling Deploy from Release

Progressive Delivery allows you to switch from high-stakes “big bang” releases to the gradual exposure of code changes in production. The goal is to observe changes in the health of your systems and user behavior before ramping up to your entire user population.

Early adopters of CD invented their own Progressive Delivery tooling and practices, freeing up their teams to move fast, limit the blast radius of issues found in production and focus engineering cycles on work that delivers more impact, not just more releases.

What can we learn from the ways these pioneers of Progressive Delivery implemented gradual release mechanisms and automated repeatable and trustworthy reporting of KPIs?

In this fast-moving talk, we’ll introduce the ideas and look at specific examples. We’ll sum up what we’ve seen by documenting the patterns in checklists you can take away to establish or extend these proven patterns in your own environment.

What will the audience learn from this talk?

  • Concise & sharable definition of Progressive Delivery
  • Benefits of Progressive Delivery you can point to in order to guide and promote your own implementation
  • Challenges overcome by early pioneers (so you can avoid re-learning the same lessons the hard way)
  • Essential foundation capabilities and implementation patterns you can adapt to your environment (shared as a checklist you take back with you)

Does it feature code examples and/or live coding?

  • A single and very brief pseudo-code example
  • No live coding

Prerequisite attendee experience level:
Level 100

continuous delivery
devops
programming
backend
frontend
Channing Benson
Driving Experimentation Results & Culture
Dave Karow
Continuous Delivery Evangelist at Split
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