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Even with Automation You Still Need a Deployment Runbook

It seems there are never-ending stories about how various development teams have implemented really impressive Agile or DevOps processes that take developed code from the idea state clear through to production in a matter of days, or even hours. These model development teams utilize a wide variety of tools to automate various time-sucking and labor-intensive […]

January 30th, 2018  |  Published in Deployment Management, Release Management

Plutora’s Real Benefit: Fewer Meetings

Plutora’s Real Benefit: Fewer Meetings

Release managers understand what it means to have a triple-booked Outlook calendar.  They have calendars subject to rapid last-minute changes as project timelines slip and environments issues cause a series of fire-drill emergencies to be solved right now. Most release managers spend all day, every day in a series of meetings trying to glean the […]

June 9th, 2015  |  Published in Release Management

Avoid the Test Environment Management Penalty Box

Avoid the Test Environment Management Penalty Box

We’ve compared release managers to air traffic controllers in previous blog posts. For test environment managers we use a different analogy, instead of air traffic controllers a test environment manager job’s is more akin to assigning and preparing gates for flights arriving to and taking off from a busy airport. An environment manager’s job is […]

June 1st, 2015  |  Published in Test Environment Management

RACI is essential

Release Management RACI Matrix

Is it done yet or Why RACI is Essential Whether you are a release manager, a release engineer, or a someone just supporting a release you understand that the intersection of software releases and instant messaging can be frustrating.  Whether you use Skype, Jabber, Slack, or any other group-based instant messaging application your experience during […]

January 12th, 2015  |  Published in Release Management