Adopting Agile with Continuous Delivery for Faster Field Deployments

Two years ago, ADTRAN and CenturyLink co-presented on adopting Agile for faster LAB-cycle time. This update focuses on how changes to Agile (via SAFe 4.0) have not only enabled the two companies to continue outstanding lab performance, but also faster PRODUCTION deployments.

Problem/Condition: As end-users continue to expect more bandwidth at cost effective value, adopting Agile/SAFe 4.0 for field deployments, upgrades, and datamining has enable a rapid-deployment of services. While having lab approved code quickly is a needed base line, ADTRAN and CenturyLink were able to extend these techniques to enable rapid deployments of new technologies.