The Agile Executive

Making Agile Work

Every Thirty Minutes

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Colleague Jim Van Riper drew my attention to a point Kent Beck made in a recent presentation: Flickr deploys every 30 minutes.

The point Kent makes fits nicely with two themes that have been discussed in this blog:

Between fast development and fast deployment I am starting to think in terms of software as water. Software could and should continuously flow on demand from the R&D lab to the customer. Such uninterrupted flow in the feedback loop between developer and end-user makes Agile extraordinarily powerful.

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Written by israelgat

February 13, 2009 at 8:58 am

Posted in Benefits of Agile

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  1. [...] a comment » The post Every Thirty Minutes highlighted Flickr’s deployment frequency – literally every thirty [...]

  2. [...] usually cite the examples of Flickr and IMVU to demonstrate how fast one can deploy software nowadays. I make it crystal clear that I [...]

  3. [...] blog, Flickr and IMVU seem to be doing an exceptionally fine job streamlining the flow of value: every thirty minutes and every nine minutes respectively. A recent presentation in Velocity 2009 by John Allpsaw and [...]


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