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DevelopmentProcess/Construction

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Distribution of work to teams

Scheduled ERP development inside Openbravo is handled by Scrum teams guided by their product owners. They are grouped into different product areas, a list of teams can be found with their tracking spreadsheets here

Each of the teams works their way through stories requested from them at their own pace, starting with the most important ones.

Development approach

Each user story is to be completed in the “done is done” logic of Scrum, so it must cover all aspects of functionality, including documentation and testing. This way we can release chunks of functionality as they are completed, which greatly simplifies the launch phase

So the regular sequence of work is:

As changes to the plan occur and problems are found, parts of this sequence repeat.

Development is done using agile methodologies

Collateral Development

As part of the Construction Phase, a number of collaterals need to be produced in order to make available all the information required for a successful deployment to the Community.

In particular, the following documentation needs to be updated:

Additionally, the following software artifacts need to be developed:

Finally, the following dissemination artifacts need to be developed:

The final iteration of collateral development must be complete before beta can be released.

Development cut-off before launch

Two criteria are defining the behavior preceding the launch phase:

Release defining features have been decided during the feature request scheduling and may still be added during

Development continues to contribute features to a new release at least until the release defining features have been completed sufficiently.

Then at a set cut-off date, all features completed until this point move into the launch process while the ongoing development continues in PI for later releases. The cut-off date is 6 months before the desired release date, leaving a safe amount of time for the launch process.

If during the approach of the cut-off-date it becomes clear that a release defining feature cannot be completed in time, the responsible Product Owner must flag this at the earliest possible point. 
It then needs to be decided whether the launch date has to move or the feature needs to be cut back.

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