Stage 5: Stabilized

This is the final stage. The development is done and support transitions to the regular team members. The initiative is now considered inactive. However, the stream often sticks around as a convenient place to ping the people who were involved in implementing the feature for follow-up questions and for fixing bugs or other maintenance. The expectation is that if you helped to develop a feature, you will stay involved for some period of time after it hits stable to help in resolving problems that arise.

After stabilization, the owner and liaison should meet to do a final retrospective on how everything went and what could have been improved. This should be done within a few weeks of stabilization, while the memories are fresh.