(A talk at PIPELINE Conference 2014, London – https://pipelineconf.info/2014-event/speakers/)

My client asked to help with their problematic two months release cycle. They considered lowering the frequency to a three months cycle. We proposed the opposite: increase the frequency of the release cycle using best practices from Continuous Delivery. Our proposal was accepted: we started the transformation of a full IT department towards Continuous Delivery. In this presentation I share our experiences proposing and starting up this project: what worked for us, what did not work and how we plan to approach the rest of the project.

Adriaan de Jonge is Principal Consultant at Xebia in The Netherlands. Adriaan specializes in Lean and Continuous Delivery. He is co-author of The Manager’s Guide to Continuous Delivery. Before this book, he wrote two developer’s guides on web technology, published by Addison-Wesley in 2011 and 2012.