It’s decision time.
If you want to streamline your release management function, you have three options. Before you decide which way to go, consider how you can best leverage people, processes and tools.
Add more people
You can use brute force and get more project managers and release engineers on board. But you will:
- Spend more money.
- Waste time in trial and error.
- Make mistakes.
- Still won’t eliminate risk.
Wait. Aren’t you trying to avoid all this?
Add point tools
You can build your own tools or enhance your ITSM toolkit, but they will:
- Be clunky.
- Have adoption challenges.
- Drive up maintenance costs.
- Create islands of automation.
Basically, you won’t make much headway.
Close the loop on release lifecycle
When you choose to address the full release lifecycle, you:
- Save money.
- Save time.
- Reduce risk.
- Align teams.
Now you’re talking.
Closing the loop is your best bet.
How do you do that? By moving from point-to-point communication to a single system of record.
When you close the loop on the lifecycle, you get an integrated system to streamline releases.
One place for all your release data
Tracking of all your systems, environments, releases, release status, governance, and testing data.
Open platform to integrate all your favorite tools
Open API-based platform that integrates with any DevOps tool for a single source of truth.
Communication that brings it all together
A single place for all stakeholders with email alerts and reminders.
Release intelligence to drive business results
Customized dashboards, reports and metrics based on stakeholder role.