Tag: Collaboration

Even with Automation You Still Need a Deployment Runbook

When you read about DevOps in the technical press you come away with the idea that infrastructure automation has solved the problem of complex releases. These images of success are backed up by vendor assertions that businesses are no longer burdened by complex releases spanning multiple teams.  We’re done.  Just start using tools like Puppet […]

July 17th, 2015  |  Published in Deployment Management, Release Management

Plutora’s Real Benefit: Fewer Meetings

Release managers understand what it means to have a triple-booked Outlook calendar.  They have calendars subject to rapid last-minute changes as project timelines slip and environments issues cause a series of fire-drill emergencies to be solved right now. Most release managers spend all day, every day in a series of meetings trying to glean the […]

June 9th, 2015  |  Published in Release Management

Avoid the Test Environment Management Penalty Box

We’ve compared release managers to air traffic controllers in previous blog posts. For test environment managers we use a different analogy, instead of air traffic controllers a test environment manager job’s is more akin to assigning and preparing gates for flights arriving to and taking off from a busy airport. An environment manager’s job is […]

June 1st, 2015  |  Published in Test Environment Management

Release Management RACI Matrix

Is it done yet or Why RACI is Essential Whether you are a release manager, a release engineer, or a someone just supporting a release you understand that the intersection of software releases and instant messaging can be frustrating.  Whether you use Skype, Jabber, Slack, or any other group-based instant messaging application your experience during […]

January 12th, 2015  |  Published in Release Management