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On continuous deployment maturity in customer projects

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication32nd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2017
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344869
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventACM Symposium on Applied Computing -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceACM Symposium on Applied Computing
Period1/01/00 → …


The practice of making new software available to end users as soon as it gets implemented is becoming commonplace. This paper investigates a set of projects and their development practices in a mid-sized Finnish software company Solita Ltd. to understand how continuous deployment practices are applied in development teams. This was done by establishing a maturity scale and using it to survey the teams. In addition, we interviewed members of selected teams to understand why a particular level of maturity is desirable for a project, and to reveal the issues that impact team's ability to improve. We found that while the team, the customer, and the product all benefit from mature development practices associated with continuous deployment, some obstacles can be solved only by changing the organizational modus operandi.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Agile, Continuous delivery, DevOps, Lean software development, Maturity model, Systems thinking

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland