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The Definitive Hiring Guide for Enterprise Release Managers

This is the third installment in a series on hiring considerations within a modern enterprise software environment. For the second installment, click here. An Enterprise Release Manager (ERM) is a new role in the enterprise and it is a by-product of several factors. First, enterprises continue to report larger portfolios with an increased number of smaller, more independent projects. At the […]

March 19th, 2016  |  Published in Release Management, Test Environment Management

The Definitive Hiring Guide for An Application Release Manager

Of all the jobs we’ve described in our series of posts focused on hiring, the application release manager role is the role that has been the most constant over the past several years. Deployment managers and test environment managers are relatively new job roles emerging only as the number of applications and environments grew as […]

March 3rd, 2016  |  Published in Release Management

6 Roles Key to Enterprise Release Management Success

Large organizations engaged in enterprise release management seldom have a single “enterprise release manager.”  Instead of a single, “enterprise-wide” responsibility, most large, decentralized organizations assign responsibility for more strategic, release management functions to several existing roles. An enterprise release management practice supports and is supported by the following enterprise release management roles: IT Portfolio Management […]

September 11th, 2015  |  Published in Release Management

How to set up an Effective Enterprise Release Management Function

How to set up an Effective Enterprise Release Management Function

While the DevOps movement and associated technologies have garnered much attention and fanfare, few have addressed the core issue – the hand off from development to operations. We tend to not acknowledge the importance of Release Management – a critical DevOps function. Release Management is the bridge between development and operations that needs to be […]

February 10th, 2015  |  Published in Release Management

The Release Engineer’s Job

What do The Release Engineers job typically do. Release Engineers are the unsung heroes of the IT world. They are the guys who literally work behind the scenes building, innovating and making people’s lives easier when it comes to understanding and making the technical aspects of releases seem simple. Whilst you may never really pause to […]

May 24th, 2013  |  Published in Release Management

Release Manager: The Definitive Job Description

The Job Description of a Release Manager Performing a Release Manager job in a large company is not an easy role regardless if it’s a permanent or contract role on a agile project/program. Across all the IT job functions the Release Manager role is typically one of the most demanding, busiest and somewhat stressful. Typically […]

April 15th, 2013  |  Published in Release Management