Definition of a Release:

A release in Agile refers to the final delivery of a software package after the completion of multiple iterations or sprints. A release can be either the initial development of an application or the addition of one or more complementary features to an existing application. A release in iterative Development should take less than a year to complete and in some cases may take as little as a few months.

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Use of Release:

Agile teams use the time scheduled for a software release, divided by the velocity of their iterations, to be able to determine the required number of iterations to develop a software for release.

Benefits of Release:

  • Establishment of a tangible goal.
  • Clarifying the customer's requirements and vision.
  • Preliminary releases of alpha or beta versions after some iterations are made possible.

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Sohrab Salimi

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Sohrab is a long-standing Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and CEO of the Scrum Academy GmbH based in Cologne. He is a trained medical doctor and worked for Bain & Company as a consultant and as a CIO at SE-Consulting, among others, before founding the Scrum Academy. As a consultant and trainer, he has been supporting companies from a wide range of industries for over a decade on topics related to agile transformation, innovation and organizational development.

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