Two simple techniques to make your release process more asynchronous and decentralized

How following simple conventions can remove the need for unscheduled synchronous meetings to release new versions of your apps.

Automattic Apps Division has team members distributed across 22 timezones. When it comes to shipping new versions of our apps, that spread makes the traditional synchronous and meeting-driven approach impossible.

Being a distributed team forced us to put processes in place that allow work to happen in an asynchronous and decentralized way without the need for everyone to be online simultaneously and with no ad hoc decision-making…