Scandinavian Network of Excellence
Software Configuration Management

Configuration Management Coffee Meeting

Time: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 15:30-16:30.

Place: Softhouse's facilities in Stormgatan 14, Malmö

Title: What do we know about Continuous Delivery - and what would we like to know?

Host: Lars Bendix, SNESCM

Continuous Delivery (CD) is often presented as a "one-size-fits-all" solution and "if you jump on the CD waggon you will go to Paradise - trust me". "A couple of tools put together and you are up and running - that works for me".

Some research and industrial experience indicate that this may not be the case. That CD adoption difficulties and benefits are case specific and dependent on company circumstances and competences. The general recommendations in Humble and Farley's book are "universal". So why are some companies excelling from a trouble-free implementation of CD, while other companies are struggling or experiencing outright failures?

A joint academia-industry research project has set out to investigate the impact and implications of the "continuous" trend. We do not just look at the more technical issues of CD, but also at how the CD pipeline interfaces with and impacts on organizational and other aspects in the broader context of Continuous Software Engineering.

At this CMCM, I will share and discuss some preliminary results from the research project for the first three bullets - and solicit/facilitate participant input for the last three bullets.