"With the current process, two issues keep coming up: At every stage of the deployment process, environments are never available when we need them, and even when they are, there's considerable rework required to get them all synchronized with one another. Yes?" Wes snorts, saying, "No reward for stating something that obvious, but you're right." She continues, "The other obvious source of rework and long setup time is in the code packaging process, where it Operations takes what Development checks into version control and then generates the deployment packages. Although Chris and his team do their best to document the code and configurations, something always falls through the cracks, which are only exposed when the code fails to run in the environment after deployment.