Before making a pull request
Make sure all tests run
Update the changelog appropriately - Won't do this yet but with the MR for the release
Verify that the version in package.json indicates your intent to publish a release or snapshot build.
If making a release, update the version number and metadataLastUpdated in code.json.
Update style sheets to allow users who build from the Sass style sheets to set their own theme variables.
After making a pull request
If appropriate, put the link to the PR in the JIRA ticket
Assign someone to review unless the change is trivial