This series of articles explains why Release Testing – end-to-end regression testing on the critical path – is a wasteful practice that impedes Continuous Delivery and is unlikely to uncover business critical defects.

  1. Organisation Antipattern: Release Testing – introduces the Release Testing antipattern and why it cannot discover defects
  2. Organisation Antipattern: Consumer Release Testing – introduces the consumer-side variant of the Release Testing antipattern
  3. More Releases With Less Risk – describes how releasing smaller changesets more frequently can reduce probability and cost of failure
  4. Release Testing Is Risk Management Theatre – explains why Release Testing is so ineffective, and offers batch size reduction as an alternative