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QA Environments: Why Do You Need So Many?

Test environment managers are often asked to audit everything. If there is a question about budgets they need to quickly identify opportunities to reallocate infrastructure and…

Test Environment Management Best Practices

Test Environment Management Best Practices

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 environments…

software release schedule

Your Software Release Schedule is an Important Part of the Release Process

In most enterprises, the concept of having a reliable release schedule which represents what is going on in the development arm of your IT shop is quite…

CAB and release management

Change Advisory Board (CAB) and Release Management: The Connection

For mature organizations, change management is a critical process. The business relies on software operating correctly to perform critical business functions. They also rely on software…

release management best practices

Release Management Process and Best Practices

Enterprise software delivery is a complex process aiming to deliver multiple high-quality product releases quickly. Throughout the software delivery life cycle (SDLC) release management is one…

Value Stream Mapping

What is Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Benefits, Process and Value

To understand value stream mapping, we need to first understand what a “value stream” is. Simply put, a value stream is a series of steps that…

How Agile Release Managers Skip Change Control

Agile Change Management (How to eliminate risk)

Do you think development teams really update those BMC Remedy tickets with all the changes contained in a release?  They don’t.  Most of them just “check…

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…

DevOps Risks - Climbing

DevOps Risks: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

DevOps arrived in large enterprises, and we’re seeing several large corporations moving to more agile software delivery and more frequent releases. We’ve helped many companies move…

Test Environment Management - January Challenges

Test Environment Management – January Challenges

If you’ve ever watched a submarine movie like The Hunt for Red October, Crimson Tide, or U-571 you’ll notice that these scripts always include running a…

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…