Tag: scope

The single biggest killer of releases

There are many reasons why releases fail. Maybe your test pack wasn’t scoped properly or that harmless application patch from the vendor removed a key piece of functionality.¬†All of these pale in terms of avoidability and regularity in comparison to the following conversation:

Requestor: “I want this change to go into the release.”

Release Manager: “Sorry, the scope has closed, we’re scoping the next one though.”

Requestor: “But that’s too long to wait, it has to go in NOW.”

Sound familiar?