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Multiple Concurrent Releases

About five years ago, Farmers moved from this ad-hoc approach to projects to the implementation of a release methodology that ensures monthly delivery of one of three concurrent releases on a 90-day software development lifecycle, for a total of 12 throughout the year. According to Fridenberg, the business and IT arrive at defined deliverables, which are then prioritized and scheduled through an in-house-built capacity model that tracks the disposition of development resources.

Interesting approach to evolving rather than redesigning (like Amazon), from an article in Insurance & Technology that’s not worth reading otherwise.