Example Software Release Planning Meeting Checklist

A mature organization will have a checklist or framwork for release that facilitates planning. Some of the things to be considered are the following.

  • Which items in the system are (or will be) ready for release?
  • What is required to actually release each item to production?
  • What testing will be required post-release to validate the integrity of production systems?
  • What risks are involved?
  • How are these risks being mitigated?
  • What contingency plans are required?
  • Who needs to be involved in the release and present during the push to production (or other delivery mechanism)?
  • How long will the release take?
  • What other logistics will be involved?

-- David J. Anderson

from "Kanban"

Quoted on Sat Jul 28th, 2012