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How to Measure Release-related Downtime

How to Measure Release-related Downtime

Software releases are the single biggest factor contributing to downtime across all industries. Almost without exception whenever you hear of a high-profile outage with a bank or an airline it is almost always related to a software release or a high-risk change being made to a system. While organizations can put quality checks and governance […]

May 2nd, 2016  |  Published in Release Management

ERM Brings It All Together: A Single Dashboard for Enterprise Release Status

ERM Brings It All Together: A Single Dashboard for Enterprise Release Status

Enterprise software development has undergone a dramatic transformation in the last decade as most companies have transitioned to more iterative, agile approaches to software delivery.  This overall acceleration of the software development effort has been focused squarely on more tactical practices related to software development.  From source control to scrums to deployment automation, most IT […]

September 3rd, 2015  |  Published in Release Management

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12 Essential Release Management Metrics

Previously on this blog we’ve talked about how release-reporting metrics is an art rather than a science, and we’ve also outlined some core release metrics our customers use to track progress. In this first follow-up post, I’ll provide more detail on three of the 10 key metrics previously discussed: • Total Release Downtime in Hours […]

September 3rd, 2014  |  Published in Release Management

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Test Environment Management Metrics

When it comes to testing and quality assurance, providing the right incentives and metrics is critical. Your release plan shouldn’t reward quality assurance and quality engineering teams for rushing systems through the QA process, and you shouldn’t create systems that penalize anyone for identifying bugs or other issues that will affect quality. Quality and appropriate […]

August 27th, 2014  |  Published in Release Management, Test Environment Management

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 they actually care or even worse read the reports and digest the information. You spend a few hours crafting the email you send weekly or montly with all the […]

April 29th, 2013  |  Published in Release Management

10 Key Release Management Metrics

10 Key Release Management Metrics

At Plutora, we’re always looking for opportunities to educate and empower of clients to achieve greater enterprise IT success. At the same time, we work very hard to maintain a corporate culture of humility and learnedness. We value our clients not just for the financial opportunities that they present for our company, but also for […]

April 21st, 2013  |  Published in Deployment Management, Release Management