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Idea to Delivery: 3 Ways to Align IT Teams With Business Outcomes

Business is demanding better, faster delivery of value from IT so it can compete in a market that’s moving at breakneck speed. How can IT accelerate…

A Look At the ROI: Is Enterprise Release Management Worth It?

A Look At the ROI: Is Enterprise Release Management Worth It?

“In many real-world case studies, Plutora has resulted in returns exceeding 600%. A typical return is around 400% depending on the depth of using the products….

How to Reduce the Cost of Managing Releases

How to Reduce the Cost of Managing Releases

Managing software releases across a large enterprise can be costly. Your organization has to employ several release managers and teams of people dedicated to testing and…

8 Ways to Improve your Enterprise Release Management Process

8 Ways to Improve your Enterprise Release Management Process

What is Enterprise Release Management? Whilst it is common to think of Release Management as the final promotion of a component into a production environment we…

4 Ways to Motivate the Laggards: Managing Slow Releases to Move Faster

4 Ways to Motivate the Laggards: Managing Slow Releases to Move Faster

If you work in a large enterprise you know what I’m talking about. Some teams move fast (maybe too fast) while other teams still operate as…

What Companies Benefit Most from Enterprise Release Management

What Companies Benefit Most from Enterprise Release Management?

There are three characteristics that drive the need to establish a strong Release Management Process (ERM) practice and they are all related to the complications that accompany scale:…

Our Best Guess: Release Management Failure

Our Best Guess: Release Management Failure

Last week wasn’t a good week for the stability of high-profile systems.  United airlines had a ground-stop due to an “automation failure”, the New York Stock Exchange suffered…

DevOps Trust and Transparency with Plutora

DevOps Trust and Transparency with Plutora

When Forrester analysts Amy DeMartine and Kurt Bittner wrote “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective DevOps” the habit I focused on was habit number one: “Establish trust…

VPs to Release Managers: Do We Have a Plan

VPs to Release Managers: “Do We Have a Plan?”

This post could have also been titled “Questions Release Managers should be Prepared to Answer.”  Imagine you report to a VP who is asking you questions…

Reduce CAPEX for testing environments

Reduce CAPEX for Testing Environments with Plutora

Almost every large enterprise faces a similar challenge: you’ve moved to cloud-based environments, now how do you achieve some level of elasticity? How do you squeeze…

Assessing Your Maturity: Plutora’s CMM for Release Management

Assessing Your Maturity: Plutora’s CMM for Release Management

The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) has become an essential tool for assessing IT initiatives.  Originally developed to assess the capabilities of government subcontractors in the 1990s,…

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…