Why Continuous Deployment?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, June 15, 2009 Why Continuous Deployment? Of all the tactics I have advocated as part of the lean startup , none has provoked as many extreme reactions as continuous deployment , a process that allows companies to release software in minutes instead of days, weeks, or months. My previous startup, IMVU , has used this process to deploy new code as often as an average of fifty times a day.

Tesla and Adobe: Why Continuous Deployment May Mean Continuous Customer Disappointment

Steve Blank

In the last few years Agile and “Continuous Deployment” has replaced Waterfall and transformed how companies big and small build products. But businesses are finding that Continuous Deployment not only changes engineering but has ripple effects on the rest of its business model.

Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases non-events

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, January 18, 2010 Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases non-events The following is a case study of one entrepreneurs transition from a traditional development cycle to continuous deployment.

Continuous deployment for mission-critical applications

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, December 28, 2009 Continuous deployment for mission-critical applications Having evangelized the concept of continuous deployment for the past few years, Ive come into contact with almost every conceivable question, objection, or concern that people have about it. Or, phrased more hopefully, "I see how you can use continuous deployment to run an online consumer service, but how can it be used for B2B software?"

Continuous deployment with downloads

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, February 16, 2009 Continuous deployment with downloads One of my goals in writing posts about topics like continuous deployment is the hope that people will take those ideas and apply them to new situations - and then share what they learn with the rest of us. So I was excited to read a recent post about applying the concept of continuous deployment to that thickest-of-all-clients, the MMOG.

Lessons Learned: Continuous deployment and continuous learning

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Continuous deployment and continuous learning At long last, some of the actual implementers of the advanced systems we built at IMVU for rapid deployment and rapid response are starting to write about it.

Lessons Learned: Combining agile development with customer development

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, March 16, 2009 Combining agile development with customer development Today I read an excellent blog post that I just had to share. Jim Murphy is a long-time agile practitioner in startups. In most agile development systems, there is a notion of the "product backlog" a prioritized list of what software is most valuable to be developed next. But startups sometimes have trouble applying agile successfully.

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Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond"

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, April 4, 2010 Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Kent Beck will give the opening keynote at the Startup Lessons Learned conference on April 23. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

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The Lean Startup at Agile Vancouver April 21st

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, March 25, 2009 The Lean Startup at Agile Vancouver April 21st A surprising number of respondents in the latest Lessons Learned survey hail from one of the flourishing startup hubs in Canada. In keeping with my recent theme of blogging about upcoming events, Im happy to announce that Ill be speaking at Agile Vancouver on April 21. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

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The Principles of Product Development Flow

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, July 13, 2009 The Principles of Product Development Flow If youve ever wondered why agile or lean development techniques work, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G.

The Phoenix Project

OnlyOnce

But even if you are agile, lean, and practice continuous deployment, it’s still a good read as it provides reminders of what the world used to be like and what the manufacturing-rooted theories are behind these “new” techniques in software development.

Pivot, don't jump to a new vision

Startup Lessons Learned

Each has its own iterative process: customer development and agile development respectively. Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ► March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n. Pivot, don't jump to a new vision Why Continuous Deployment?

Lessons Learned: Just-In-Time Scalability

Startup Lessons Learned

We wanted an agile approach that would allow us to build our software architecture as we needed it, without downtime, but also without large amounts of up-front cost. You can also download our presentation, " Just-In-Time Scalability: Agile Methods to Support Massive Growth." Labels: agile , continuous deployment 1 comments: timothyfitz said. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

Lessons Learned: Throwing away working code

Startup Lessons Learned

This builds on a lot of great thinking that has come before, like the agile movements insistence that only the creation of working code counts as progress for a software development team. Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ► March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

Lessons Learned: When NOT to listen to your users; when NOT to.

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, October 6, 2008 When NOT to listen to your users; when NOT to rely on split-tests There are three legs to the lean startup concept: agile product development , low-cost (fast to market) platforms , and rapid-iteration customer development. Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ► March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down?

Smarticus — 10 things you could be doing to your code right now

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Smarticus — 10 things you could be doing to your code right now Smarticus — 10 things you could be doing to your code right now A great checklist of techniques and tools for making your development more agile, written from a Rail perspective. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

Lessons Learned: Test-Driven Development as andon cord

Startup Lessons Learned

In almost all Agile Development systems, thousands of automated tests are run against every change to the software. It signals the presence of a defect in the assembly process and directs all attention to fixing it before work can continue. Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ► March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down?

8 Must Have Tools For Your Next App Build

YoungUpstarts

Adding the right tools and automation, teams can design, test, build, and deploy software more agilely. An integrated workflow supports rapid deployment and flexible workflows. Docker containers support CI (continuous integration) and CD (continuous deployment) implementation.

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The Awesomeness of a Hackathon

Feld Thoughts

I’ve become a big advocate of true Agile development (partly because of my experience with Rally Software – the leader in Agile software development environments) and – more recently – the notion of trying to get to continuous deployment which has been popularized by Eric Ries. Over the years, a number of companies I’ve been an investor in have had hackathons. These are typically day long events where everyone in the company works on whatever cool new ideas they have.

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A large batch of videos, slides, and audio

Startup Lessons Learned

Or watch my full #leanstartup presentation at Seedcamp in London: And two bonus videos that are well worth watching (weally): Timothy Fitz, who worked for me at IMVU, giving an in-depth presentation on the details of the continuous deployment system that we built there.

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Hands-on Lessons for Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship

Startup Lessons Learned

We wanted to give you a rundown of what’s in store, along with particular insight into two of the workshops we’re most excited to have lined up for Gold and VIP attendee s—one session with Jez Humble on implementing continuous delivery and one with Alistair Croll on Lean analytics for corporate entrepreneurs. To demonstrate the kind of thing we have in mind, we spoke to Jez Humble, who will lead a workshop, Continuous Delivery: Deploy Safer, Learn Faster.

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Interviews

Startup Lessons Learned

Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ► March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

Sneak preview, Grockit

Startup Lessons Learned

Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ► March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

Lo, my 57692 subscribers, who are you?

Startup Lessons Learned

Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ► March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

Four myths about the Lean Startup

Startup Lessons Learned

And they can benefit from the speed and discipline of starting with a minimum viable product and then learning and iterating continuously. Many lean startups are ambitious and are able to deploy large amounts of capital. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

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The Five Whys for Startups (for Harvard Business Review)

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, June 2, 2010 The Five Whys for Startups (for Harvard Business Review) I continue my series for Harvard Business Review with the Lean Startup technique called Five Whys. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

Six streaming locations

Startup Lessons Learned

Well continue to post links to new events to the conference website as we get them confirmed. Well continue to post links to new events to the conference website as we get them confirmed. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

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Philosophy Helps Start-Ups Move Faster (WSJ on the Lean Startup)

Startup Lessons Learned

Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ► March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

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Fear is the mind-killer

Startup Lessons Learned

I spent some time with his company before the conference and discussed ways to get started with continuous deployment , including my experience introducing it at IMVU. He summarized that conversation well, so rather than re-tread that material, Ill quote it here: One thing that I was surprised to learn was that IMVU started out with continuous deployment. Understanding these three factors makes it clear as to why continuous deployment was a starting point for IMVU.

Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

Startup Lessons Learned

If youre trying to design an architecture to maximize agility, how can that work if some people are working in TDD and others not? And what about if deployment takes forever? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

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Video update on the Startup Visa Act

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Thursday, April 29, 2010 Video update on the Startup Visa Act The Startup Visa Act continues to gain momentum on Capitol Hill, thanks to grassroots support of all of you. Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

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The Lean Entrepreneur is here

Startup Lessons Learned

Struggling to explain the successes and failures of those companies, I discussed principles like continuous deployment, customer development, and a hyper-accelerated form of agile.

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Speed up or slow down? (for Harvard Business Review)

Startup Lessons Learned

Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ▼ March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

Videos galore

Startup Lessons Learned

Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ► March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

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Do lean startup principles have a place in the enterprise?

The Next Web

Use a continuous delivery model to release new features quickly with the least amount of friction. Here are a few pointers: Have your developers use agile development – they will love you for it.

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Lessons Learned: Lean startups vs lean companies

Startup Lessons Learned

Everything else (including a lot of traditional "agile" or "lean" tactics) is waste. Eric, what kind of agile or lean tactics are generally wasteful in a startup? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

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For Startups, How Much Process Is Too Much? (for Harvard Business.

Startup Lessons Learned

Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ▼ March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

Startup Visa update

Startup Lessons Learned

Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ▼ March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

This I Believe

SVPG

This rapid and constant evolution in technology provides hope that we can continue to solve important problems for people and our world. I believe in continuous improvement. While I am currently a passionate advocate of methodologies like Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, Customer Development and more, I try very hard not to get too attached to, or to be too closely associated with, any particular school of thought or technique.

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The Lean Startup Intensive is tomorrow at Web 2.0 Expo

Startup Lessons Learned

Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ► March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

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Two new scholarship programs for lean startups

Startup Lessons Learned

Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ▼ March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

Sneak preview, KISSmetrics (and more)

Startup Lessons Learned

Conference updates continue to pour in: Want to see more preview videos? Our sponsors continue to support the conference as well as deserving entrepreneurs. Conference updates continue to pour in: Want to see more preview videos?

The Lean Startup Bundle

Startup Lessons Learned

Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Six streaming locations Interviews ► March (7) New conference website, speakers, agenda Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Speed up or slow down? Case Study: Continuous deployment makes releases n.

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