Category: IT Governance

frequent software releases

Enabling Frequent Software Releases, Greater Independence

As release managers and executives, we address release complexity and complex dependencies between releases by combining software releases...

April 27th, 2016  |  Published in Deployment Management, IT Governance, Release Management, Test Case Management, Test Environment Management

I Thought DevOps Integration was Supposed to be Easy?

We’ve said it on this blog before, and we’ll repeat the same message: Solving a software engineering problem is simple physics. It takes a set amount of energy to move a project from point A to point B, and changing the process or path doesn’t change the unavoidable fact that difficult software problems are difficult […]

February 16th, 2016  |  Published in IT Governance, Release Management, Test Environment Management

Project portfolio management

How Enterprise Release Management Enhances Project Portfolio Management

As a user of a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution, you’re probably hearing about Enterprise Release Management (ERM) as an emerging solution for managing enterprise change and transformation. However, like many others, you’re probably confused about the difference between PPM and ERM. You want to know things like whether or not you can use your […]

April 14th, 2015  |  Published in IT Governance, Release Management

The Link Between Change Management and Release Management

Change Management and Release Management are different but related functions within organizations. At a high level, Change activities relate to the process of requesting changes, assessing changes, authorizing changes and reviewing changes. Release activities include planning, designing, configuration, rollout planning, testing communication and deployment. The Release Management function provides the schedule and execution whilst the […]

April 5th, 2015  |  Published in IT Governance, Release Management

3 New Year Resolutions for Release Management

Happy New Year from Plutora! We’re looking forward to the new year as we continue to develop products aimed at taking the effort out of environment, release, and deployment management. To help you organize your approach to the New Year we wanted to take some time to propose a few New Year resolutions for Release […]

January 5th, 2015  |  Published in IT Governance, Release Management, Test Environment Management

Here’s a Project that Demands Real Release Management Governance

Release Risk and Release Management Governance Continuous integration, continuous deployment pipelines, automated configuration and deployment tools such as Puppet and Chef all of these systems contribute to an IT department that understands that agility in software releases means more automation and finding smarter ways to manage risk without introducing needless process. But, what if you […]

December 8th, 2014  |  Published in IT Governance, Release Management

Enterprise DevOps Governance Gates

Which side of the wall of confusion are your governance gates on? Whenever people discuss DevOps they always speak of a “Wall of Confusion” between development and operations, and while there is certainly a barrier to understanding it’s more than just a “wall.”  I see it more as a “canyon of distrust” or a “gulf […]

October 29th, 2014  |  Published in IT Governance, Release Management

Drivers for DevOps for Enterprise Customers

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October 14th, 2014  |  Published in IT Governance, Release Management, Test Environment Management

5 key elements of an effective release management process

An Effective Release Management Process: 5 Key Elements

Whilst onsite to roll out Plutora within a government client recently, we had the opportunity to sit through one of their release management meetings. The meeting was well attended, so well attended that some even volunteered to sit on the floor. When we entered the room, we heard someone ask “did you bring your helmet?” […]

November 26th, 2013  |  Published in IT Governance, Release Management

7 Benefits of Release Management

Release management is a software engineering process intended to oversee the development, testing and deployment of application releases. The practice of release management combines the business emphasis of project management with a detailed technical knowledge of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) and IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) practices. Release management within your organization delivers 7 core […]

April 18th, 2013  |  Published in IT Governance, Release Management

CAB and Release Management: The Connection

If your organisation follows the ITIL service management framework then you will have a regular Change Advisory Board (CAB) forum setup which approves Change Requests for production deployment. Without getting into the specific conduct of CAB meetings, I wanted to touch on the role of Release Management in the context of the CAB. Release Managers or delivery managers […]

January 24th, 2013  |  Published in IT Governance, Release Management

Release Management Pain Points

Release Management Pain Points Release and Deployment Management aims to plan, schedule and control the movement of releases to test and live environments. The primary goal of Release Management and Deployment Management is to ensure that the integrity of the live environment is protected and that the correct components are released. We have seen many […]

July 2nd, 2012  |  Published in IT Governance, Release Management

The link between Project Management and Release Management

Project Management Project Management and Release Management are two related functions within organizations that work hand in hand to deliver changes to stakeholders. At a high level, Project Management is focused on the delivery of projects (which may or may not result in a release) within a defined scope, budget and timeframe. Project Management activities […]

May 23rd, 2012  |  Published in IT Governance, Release Management