How is Continuous Delivery like getting drinks at the pub?

Imagine you want to go out to a pub with your coworkers after work… and imagine all the possible barriers standing between your entire team and a cold one. “Just one more email and then I’m ready to leave!”, optimizing for the size of the elevator, optimizing for the capacity of the taxi, etc.

OK, maybe you don’t always think that way – but it’s a fascinating metaphor for working together to deliver application value (ie, drinkers to the pub) as quickly as possible.

Read a great elaboration on this metaphor for Continuous Delivery from the experts at ThoughtWorks.

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Joshua Solomin

Director of Product Marketing at Zend Technologies