In a distributed environment, the entire team needs to contribute to the installation effort. Multiple developers will have the best information on files, paths, and keys needed for the components they are developing. As distributed teams work on multiple components or applications that are bundled into suites, different team members need to write scripts that provide for a common suite installation. For these reasons and more, development teams can no longer afford to isolate installation and need to look at it in a new light.
In an informative on-demand webinar, Peter Varhol, Principal of Technology Strategy Research, discusses the importance of creating a professional installation package as part of an agile development process and how to best integrate installation into an agile product development effort. The webinar covers these key topics:
- Why agile methodologies require building and delivering software frequently
- How to manage installer development so that it supports the rapid release, installation, and uninstallation of iterative releases
- How to provide end users with a superior installation experience throughout the life of an agile project
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