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Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery

Current Deployment Process



  • With the traditional deployment approach the turnaround time required between various environments is extended. Example: after QA sign-off a deployment needs to be scheduled for UAT
  • Due to lengthy regression test cycles, regimented quarterly release cycles are available, which leads to significant waiting time
  • Monitoring/maintaining multiple environments with up-to-date code
  • Difficulty in establishing coordination between development, testing, and operations teams Example: missed status update in Jira but code is deployed and available for testing
  • Resource availability/dependency at a particular phase of the project lifecycle

Future Process


Solution Overview:

  • CI/CD framework is used to automate the entire deployment journey
  • Developers and testers work simultaneously, and Jira acts as a source of truth
  • Testers write Cucumber scripts, tag with Jira ticket number, and push the code to GitHub
  • The developer provides the solution to the problem in Appian and pushes the code to the Test environment using Appian's 'Compare and Deploy' feature
  • Jenkins takes over after this point, connecting all systems and triggering the next activity in the workflow. Outcomes are monitored and updates are shown in Jira


  • The model supports BDD(Behaviour Driven Development) approach. Both the testing and development teams can start working together
  • Jira Integration - helps in keeping track of work, sends real-time notifications and alerts
  • Highly Flexible - pipeline can be customized based on the customer's need
  • Automatically triggers DevOps pipeline once developer integrated the code on the test environment
  • CI/CD framework providesGraphical representation of cucumber test cases
  • Capable of running full regression suite before production deployment
  • The release can contain multiple builds e.g. database scripts and customization files
  • The model leverages Appian's Compare and Deploy utility for continuous integration
  • The solution leverages Appian's Programmatic Deployment API rather than the Automated Deployment Manager plugin(soon to be deprecated)

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