Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) includes an explicit Transition phase – sometimes called a deployment phase, release phase, or hardening sprint – which is conducted after Construction by agile/lean project teams. The primary purpose of this phase is to successfully deploy your solution into production (or the marketplace). For teams following the DAD’s Continuous Delivery:Agile or Continuous Delivery: Lean lifecycle the Transition “phase” will be a Transition “activity” on the order of minutes or hours (instead of days or weeks). The Transition process goals are listed in the following diagram.
The Transition process goals are: