Agile + DevOps East 2021 Concurrent Session : Release Management in the Era of Progressive Delivery


Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Release Management in the Era of Progressive Delivery

The concept of “progressive delivery” using feature flags has taken the world of software delivery by storm in recent years, but what does this mean for enterprise software development operations teams, and how they should change their technology and practices? Like many things, the application of progressive delivery in the enterprise setting is much easier said than done with disparate technology and teams around the world.

This talk will cover the state of progressive delivery, the potential benefits and use cases unlocked by adding feature flags into the release management process, and technical considerations for creating CD pipeline integrity with shared feature flag management and control.


Avan (Avantika) Mathur is the senior product manager for CloudBees Flow and passionate about DevOps. Her background includes helping large enterprises across financial services, retail, and embedded industries accelerate their DevOps adoption. Avantika Mathur has been with CloudBees since they acquired Electric Cloud over a year ago. Prior to the acquisition, Avantika was the product manager at Electric Cloud for over 7 years. Avantika grew up in Portland, Oregon, and attended Oregon State University where she received a BS in Computer Science. Before joining CloudBees, she worked as a kernel developer at IBM for five years. She now lives in Orange County, California with my husband.