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Automation in Lean Software Development

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Jeffrey Fredrick is an internationally recognized CI expert and a technical evangelist at Urban Code.  In this interview, Fredrick discusses how a software organization can improve its build and release process with Lean.  He believes that Lean is the next stage in the Agile trend.  

Fredrick notices that many organizations have started investing in build automation, but less have invested in deployment automation.  This causes many teams to "stumble at the last mile."  When organizations start to realize that a bottleneck in one department, like QA, is an inefficiency for the whole company, then they begin to invest in more automation tools to relieve those bottlenecks.
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