An Update to Continuous Deployment
As we developed the SAFe DevOps class with SAFe contributor Marc Rix, we had a lot of conversations about the skills Agile teams and Agile Release Trains need in order to improve the flow of value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. As a result, we enhanced the guidance in all four dimensions of the pipeline (Continuous Exploration, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Release on Demand), but none more so than Continuous Deployment.
As the course is now released, we have begun the work to port all the new content in the class back to the Framework. The first part of this effort is the newly-updated Continuous Deployment article, which goes deeper into what it takes for enterprises to continuously deploy. The article covers the four sub-dimensions that are part Continuous Deployment: Deploy to Production, Verify the Solution, Monitor for Problems, and Respond and Recover.
Also, the new SAFe DevOps Health Radar we recently announced can help you assess your ability to continuously deploy and prepare to Release on Demand.
We hope this information makes it easier for you to improve your pipelines.