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Towards quality gates in continuous delivery and deployment


Schermann, Gerald; Cito, Jürgen; Leitner, Philipp; Gall, Harald (2016). Towards quality gates in continuous delivery and deployment. In: 24th IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension, Austin, Texas, 16 May 2016 - 17 May 2016.

Abstract

Quality gates, steps required to ensure the reliability of code changes, are supposed to increase the confidence stakeholders have in a release. In today's fast paced environments, we have less time to perform the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of a faulty release. This leads to an inherent trade-off between risk of lower release quality and time to market. We provide a model for this trade-off of release confidence and velocity that led to the formulation of 4 categories (cautious, balanced, problematic, madness), in which companies can be classified in. We showcase real examples of these categories as case studies based on previous empirical studies. We close by presenting possible transitions between categories that guide future research.

Abstract

Quality gates, steps required to ensure the reliability of code changes, are supposed to increase the confidence stakeholders have in a release. In today's fast paced environments, we have less time to perform the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of a faulty release. This leads to an inherent trade-off between risk of lower release quality and time to market. We provide a model for this trade-off of release confidence and velocity that led to the formulation of 4 categories (cautious, balanced, problematic, madness), in which companies can be classified in. We showcase real examples of these categories as case studies based on previous empirical studies. We close by presenting possible transitions between categories that guide future research.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:17 May 2016
Deposited On:02 Jun 2016 07:43
Last Modified:24 Aug 2017 08:26
Publisher:IEEE
Related URLs:http://2016.program-comprehension.org/
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:13357

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