Integration testing at scaled agile projects

On 25 May the Software-Centric Systems Conference [SC]2 conference was held on the High-tech campus in Eindhoven. During this event I hosted an interactive session where we investigated the relationship between the lever of integration and the time to market. Most organizations aim for Continues Integration and deployment, since they want to deliver their products fast. It takes a lot from organizations to get there (slide 4). To give an example, CI/CD assumes that you integrate frequently. But at what level do organizations integrate, and how do they test it. The graph on slide 9 shows that increasing the system (e.g. from Units tot Systems) results in less frequent integration, because it becomes harder to test the integration.

Making this clear to management enables to manage expectations or helps to target your next improvements. See below the annotated slides:

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