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LaunchWeekFlippin switches, rollin back,the
freeze,and oh so much more!
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Launch Plan
» High Level!
» Client sees in discovery
» Intro to our process
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@timothybroder @aiaio
Launch Checklist
» The kitchen sink of launch tasks
» Very detailed
» Assigns Tasks
» Includes days leading to launch
» Live document “war room”
» Details rollback plan
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@timothybroder @aiaio
Don’tThink.JustDo.Minimize Murphy’s Law
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Feature Complete
» Features are done
» “Could launch”
» Testing time! (Functional and Design)
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Code Freeze
» “Pencils DOWN”
» S1 only!
» Let it bake
» Possibly on a non-live production system
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Code Freeze
» Final stress tests
» Change is DANGEROUS
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Flipthe Switch
» Small: change the DNS
» Medium: update the code on production
» Large: full stack swap
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Rollback
» Code
» Data (might lose some)
» Downtime
» Not easy
» Angry client
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@timothybroder @aiaio
Thanks!
@timothybroder @aiaio

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