Team members use Agile and Continuous Delivery methodologies to increase efficiency, enabling frequent releases, while improving software quality. Breaking down silos between development groups and the development/operations divide accelerates delivery. Testing, release, staging, and deployment are streamlined and force agility and increased efficiency.
Build automation helps accelerate build processes by automating many of the tasks that developers, QA, build managers, and anyone else involved in the build process do in their day-to-day activities. This is where speed is becoming essential.