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release and iterations

Pradeep bhatt
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In XP, a release cycle can run many iterations -True or false?


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Ilja Preuss
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True. Emphasis on "can".

The recommended iteration length nowadays is 1 to two weeks; it is not recommended to release less often than every half a year, preferably much more often.


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Has anybody run into trouble with too few iterations per release? I hear some smooth running teams release every iteration, or at least very frequently. We weren't so smooth, and I sometimes felt there were not enough iterations to adjust for discovery, observe velocity in a new area, respond to user feedback, etc. Does that ring true for anyone?


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Ilja Preuss
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What exactly did you experience that made your iterations feel "not smooth"? That is, what problems did you encounter?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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