Everyone talks about how they implement better than their peers. Everyone also follows roughly similar implementation approaches. Some version of a Plan, Design, Implement, Optimize wheel forms the foundation of the approach.
ID Tec has adopted principles from DevOps and incorporated them into our implementation wheel. Daily SCRUM calls happen every morning. On the surface, this seems minimally important, but functionally, it turns each day into the equivalent of a software development sprint.
There are so many discrete, but co-dependent tasks associated with CSfC deployments that every deployment engineer needs to know their role and the roles of their peers at all times. Frequent task changes happen in CSfC deployments and the co-dependency of the tasks makes any operation in even a partial information vacuum highly prone to error.
The daily SCRUM draws immediate visibility to tasks that are not being accomplished, creates accurate situational awareness for all implementation engineers, and ensures an accurate, well-orchestrated deployment.
Our overall implementation approach is not that different from our peers, but we have been through enough CSfC deployments to have identified and mitigated the primary source of risk and impediment to the fastest overall implementation.