Design System Release Cadence

Modeling How Often and Regularly Your System Delivers

Nathan Curtis
Aug 28, 2018 · 6 min read
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Model 1: Continuous Releases

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Continuous releases, one or more per day, over weeks

Model 2: Releases By Increment (Usually, By Sprint)

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Features accumulated over two week increments, packaged into a bi-weekly release

Mixing Continuous and By-Increment


Hot Fixing Unpredictable Mistakes

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A hot fix applied directly to production and folded into ongoing release work

Long-Term Release Cycles

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EightShapes

A collection of stories, studies, and deep thinking from…

Nathan Curtis

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Founded UX firm @eightshapes, contributing to the design systems field through consulting and workshops. VT & @uchicago grad.

EightShapes

A collection of stories, studies, and deep thinking from EightShapes

Nathan Curtis

Written by

Founded UX firm @eightshapes, contributing to the design systems field through consulting and workshops. VT & @uchicago grad.

EightShapes

A collection of stories, studies, and deep thinking from EightShapes

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