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enterprise release risk

Most Common Enterprise Release Risk: Last Minute QA Testing

It’s a “given” in software development – release schedules always slip. Requirements shift, developers underestimate timelines, and quality assurance (QA) finds unexpected defects. Another law of…

3 DevOps considerations for the enterprise

3 DevOps Considerations for the Enterprise

Many of the well-known examples of DevOps success we read in blogs on the Internet paint an idyllic picture of DevOps productivity. A team was facing…

How Release Complexity Develops Over Time

How Release Complexity Develops Over Time

Your organization starts with a simple mode – a single project will have two week “sprints”.  Every two weeks you are going to aim for a…

Deployment Management Weekend

Deployment Management Weekend – Implementation Manager’s dream or nightmare

Release Deployment Management can be simplified Stating the obvious every project has one thing guaranteed in common, the need to be scheduled and coordinated to be deployed…

IT Release Schedules

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…

Incremental Test Environment Management Process Improvements

Incremental Test Environment Management Process Improvements

This post highlights the importance of an efficient and reliable Test Environment Management process in supporting application releases/project delivery. We begin with the introduction of test…

release management best practices

Release Management Best Practices

In this article, I’ve endeavored to highlight the importance of an efficient Release Management process across a wide swath of industries and organizations. I’ve also gone…

ITIL

ITIL Release Management System

A release management system is an important component of the service transition process, which is described in the itSMF ITIL v3 framework. Release management plays a…

stop sign

Release Entry and Exit criteria’s – Gates and Approvals

Release Entry and Exit criteria’s – The Missing Piece in the Release Gates and Approvals Process. A brief description of the importance of release gates. Releases…

Release reporting metrics

Release reporting metrics, it’s art rather than science

Release Reporting, the two words every Delivery and Release Manager dreed. The two words that senior management like CIO’sand CTO’s inquire about but your not sure…

Release Manager: The Definitive Job Description

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…

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…