Ready to go

No matter what framework or method your management thinks they are applying, learn to work this way:

This is the development team’s best hope for a reasonable life. By keeping the software always ready to go, we can hit any deadline with the best possible result. “Is today the deadline? Here’s what we’ve got, it’s ready to ship.”

Developers Should Abandon Agile (cache)

That is why I made it a quite strong engagement on my professional identity: “pre-production from day 3” is key to be able to iterate with a person not familiar with code or running a shell command. From my experience, displaying a new version of a web page in a matter of second(s) makes the difference to quickly validate feedback and align misunderstood positions.