2021-09-15 Retrospective Spitfire

What did we do well?

  • Nataliia is back from vacation
  • We are close to finalizing development of MARC Holdings 
  • Karate tests scope for Kiwi is mostly finished

What should we have done better?

  • Lack of experience at DevOps team who support rancher
  • Lack of memory at rancher env
  • Rancher env is not stable
  • Karate tests for not used modules should be skipped
  • Deactivate unused modules


  • Experienced Senior DevOps env is required to maintain rancher env
  • Cost optimization for Rancher env to reduce lack of memory
  • Gather team's amount of time that is required to sort out rancher issues
  • Discuss with community/ Anton following suggestion - "Karate tests for not used modules should be skipped"
  • Review possibility to deactivate unused modules

August 2021:

  • Completion of MARC Holdings development will be close to Kiwi release deadline
  • Rancher env is not stable
  • Provide overview how karate/jest/rtl help to identify regression issues

June 2021

  • Request verification of Folijet related work at A-M
  • Requirements for QM Hot Fix were changed too often
  • Be consistent regarding QM changes
  • Test changes as soon as possible
  • Lot's of pressure, need to think how to deal with it better
  • Hard to get logs from bugfest. Logs are posted to S3 bucket only one an hour.

May 2021

  • Difficult to test DI with Rancher
  • DI testing is challenge to the team 
  • Issues with Holdings are still happened
  • Pay more attention to scratch env and prioritize work related to maintenance. Create a Jira tickets for resolving scratch env issues
  • Provide test data to create good enough tests of SRS Search API

April 2021

  • Revisit DoD
  • There is no clarity regarding way of resolving deriving of MARC bib functionality
  • Rancher env gets broken // 
  • Unexpected P1 bug related to SRS

February 2021

  • RTL tests bring more complexity and additional code refactoring to eHoldings → All required refactoring effort should be visible and should be added to Jira → Denys Bohdan
  • Spring improvements will be part of team work→ Conduct meeting with people which are interested in Spring and ready to assist with required changes → Oleksii Petrenko  

January 2021

  • Work on improvement of integration tests
  • Spend more time for testing 

December 2020

  • Password development took longer than usual. Are there ways for the entire team to better understand complexity and level of effort to help with backlog prioritization? → Break down all tasks and not hide non-functional work at functional stories → Team
  • Several issues has been identified at Honeysuckle, need to verify clean setup also → Oleksii Petrenko
  • Add more resources to scratch env → Oleksii Petrenko
  • Verify multi tenancy during release preparation period → Oleksii Petrenko  

November 2020

October 2020

  • DT - In general module releases went well, but one issue (with logging) was not payed attention to immediately. This led to additional patch releases of several modules/libraries - Move to Release retrospective → Oleksii Petrenko
  • Additional time is required for get practice with Rancher for successful roll out → Team
  • Rancher service should put some notifications regarding resources stopping and allocation. Reach out to Sergiy Vysotskiy and Stanislav MiroshnichenkoOleksii Petrenko

August 2020

  • 50% Validate prepared stories quicker when it is deployed to Snapshort environment → Khalilah Gambrell patty.wanninger
  • Issue with MOD-USER-IMPORT: Expectation of user is contradict with team's one
    • Validate requirements by User Management SIG group or PO(Ian Walls) from MOD-USER-IMPORT before presenting them to the team → Khalilah Gambrell

July 2020

  • Bugfix release cause misunderstanding when working with different jira projects and different git projects.
  • Post new process instruction to Spitfire channel
  • Need stabilize release process

June 2020

  • Prepare possible plan for extending current testing approach → Denys Bohdan maksym_dryha Владислав Велицкий  
    • Verify affected areas manually → Team
    • Report issues to stripes team while development → Team
    • Check all acceptance criteria while dev testing → Team, Khalilah Gambrell
    • Sync with BE team and dependency detection → Team
  • Part of definition of done (Include accessibility testing to testing activities by FE team) → Oleksii Petrenko
  • Run accessibility checker more frequently and include it to CI pipeline (Run once in the sprint by FE team) → FE team
  • Clarify more carefully hidden scenarios in acceptance criteria → Team, Khalilah Gambrell
  • Create stories more carefully to avoid situation that we missed some at the end → Team, Khalilah Gambrell
  • Include to release preparation plan interface update for 2 weeks before release deadline (Bump up latest version of interfaces were too later) → Oleksii Petrenko