In the article “Adobe edits the development cycle” on Regdeveloper, Mary Branscombe lets Adobe tell the story of how they switched to a more agile, incremental, development cycle. The result, according to Russell Williams of Adobe: “Better quality, plenty of features, fewer nights and weekends: what’s not to like?”
Note especially the focus on developing by feature and how the maintenance of excellent engineering practices makes this possible. “The goal is to always have the product in a state where we could say ‘pencils down. You have x weeks to fix the remaining bugs and ship it'”, says Williams.
Thanks to Jörgen Falk for the tip.