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Jonathan Hall
Jonathan Hall

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Are you doing CI/CD?

Yesterday I attended the Agile Tour Vienna 2022 conference, and met some great people, heard some great talks… and gave a talk.

I estimate 40 or so people attended my presentation, and as I often do, I started with an exercise:

β€œRaise your hand if your current team is doing CI/CD.”

About 2/3 of the hands went up.

Then I said β€œPut your hand down if you did NOT do a release to production last week.”

A few hands went down.

I continued: β€œPut your hand down if you did NOT do a release to production yesterday.”

About half went down.

β€œPut your hand down if you have a permanent branch called develop.” More down.

β€œPut your hand down if you have a special release process for β€˜hotfixes’.” A few more went down.

β€œKeep your hand up only if every developer on your team merged to master yesterday.”

By now only 3 hands remained.

β€œPut your hand down if you have any open pull requests more than 24 hours old.”

Only one hand was still up.

Only one.

β€œCongratulations! ONE person in this room is actually doing CD!”


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