Deployment Pipeline Practices
As much as estimation is not free (see previous blog posting), the software deployment pipeline is also not free. To achieve story done as forecast in the ordered backlog, one hopes the acceptance criteria covered the story reaching a production (or clone prod) environment, deployed and performance tested. Which leads to the first problem with the Product Owner, the ROI of the first story maybe not equate to the cost of the first story. There is no free lunch.