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Published: April 25, 2008


This SMF has addressed how to ensure release of the highest-quality IT service solution possible at the Release Readiness Milestone. It includes guidance for how to test a feature-complete solution, prepare release candidate versions, deal with feedback, and fix reported issues.

Succeeding at that requires a clear understanding of the following processes for stabilization:

  • Stabilize a release candidate.
  • Conduct a pilot test.
  • Review the Release Readiness Milestone.


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