Release Strategy

[ri-lees strat-i-jee]

Definition of Release Strategy

A term used to refer to all types of Release Planning, Release Monitoring, and the like. It is not a part of Scrum, but a Release Strategy is often needed with Scrum – in part to decide what work will be left UnDone until the Release Sprint.


You may want to discuss the Team’s Velocity for the Sprint with the Stakeholders, and what it means for the assumed Capacity and the Release Strategy. This should be done in an Executive Review, but it is sometimes appended to the Product Review. Make sure it is an add-on discussion, not a major topic.

Managing the switching between features is not easy. Sometimes, a Team constructs a Release Strategy at the beginning of the Release that describes how the balance between Features is to be achieved and maintained.

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"Release Strategy" Accessed Jun 17, 2024.