How can I accelerate my DevOps initiative?

How can I accelerate my DevOps initiative?

Everyone has a DevOps initiative – everyone. No matter what size our client or prospective customer the term “DevOps” comes into the conversation whenever we ask someone to describe current initiatives and challenges. Most are trying transform an existing organization...
3 Steps to Efficient Enterprise DevOps

3 Steps to Efficient Enterprise DevOps

If you work for a large company, you’ll often look around and wonder if moving to a daily release cycle or automating deployments is even possible given the number of meetings and the amount of process your releases are subject to. Between the CAB meetings, the QA...
DevOps Trust and Transparency with Plutora

DevOps Trust and Transparency with Plutora

When Forrester analysts Amy DeMartine and Kurt Bittner wrote “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective DevOps” the habit I focused on was habit number one: “Establish trust and transparency between Dev and Ops.” This is at the core of release management: DevOps Trust and...
Release Management vs Release Engineering

Release Management vs Release Engineering

Release Management vs Release Engineering This blog post focuses on the difference between “Release Engineers” and “Release Managers,” and I’m writing it because I’ve talked to people who don’t see what separates the two roles. It’s an important distinction, and an...
12 Essential Release Management Metrics

12 Essential Release Management Metrics

Previously on this blog we’ve talked about how release-reporting metrics is an art rather than a science, and we’ve also outlined some core release metrics our customers use to track progress. In this first follow-up post, I’ll provide more detail on three of the 10...
How to manage releases on a small project

How to manage releases on a small project

How to manage releases on a small project Small projects are characterized by factors such as short duration; small team; budget size and balance between the time committed to delivering the project itself and the time committed to managing the project. Small-scale...

IT Release Schedules

IT Release Schedules In organizations that have large IT departments, software releases at the enterprise and individual team levels are very common. It is important to have a logical sequence of releases, in order to make sure that the service being delivered doesn’t...
Release Manager

Release Manager

What is Release Manager? Release Manager is an all in one software tool that manages all aspects of the release management lifecycle. Release Manager enables teams at a portfolio and/or enterprise team level to enforce a repeatable release framework. With Release...
Agile Release Management

Agile Release Management

So teams in your organisation have decided to embrace Agile development for some Projects and/or BAU development and things are going great guns, your deploying code changes and releases in prod every week. Over on the other side of the fence IT ops are screaming at...

What is a Release Train?

What does Release Train mean? Over many client engagements we have came across a few companies who aren’t familiar with this term. While we recognise the term “release train” is not an official IT delivery term, it is a term often used and referenced...