III Architecture Release
This is the first release of the product in which 10-20% of the complex functionalities of the product are rapidly built. This is not a POC but a fully tested, production quality release. The technical design and the architecture are validated as a part of this release. Architectural significant stories are identified for implementation as a part of this release. The idea is to whet out the architectural alternatives and prove that the system being developed would work as per the SLAs.
Duration - 2 to 3 Sprints
This phase is high intensity and involves a lot of work from the team.
This would involve all the steps required to run a sprint right from
Sprint planning to Sprint Retrospective.
For running the Sprints, we follow the umbrella approach defined in Scrum.
On a daily basis, Engineering Practices are followed as per the best practices defined in XP.
Architecturally challenging stories identified
These stories do not form > 20% of the product backlog
SLAs defined on the architectural stories
Architecture of the product is crystallized
Stories which test the architecture have been built
Load testing and Performance testing on the Architecture