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What is Test Environment Conflict?

What is Test Environment Conflict?

In an environment where infrastructure is shared across several development teams test environment conflict happens when more than one project needs to use test environment resources…

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…

How to Reduce Test Environment Conflict

How to Reduce Test Environment Conflict

Test environment conflict is when two projects or two releases require access to the same testing resources at the same time. For a Test Environment Manager…

The Secret to Success: Detailed Release Planning & Preparation

The Secret to Success: Detailed Release Planning & Preparation

When your company conducts a high-risk migration to a new platform or when you are faced with a challenge to preserve uptime on a critical day, you…

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…

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…

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…

air traffic control

Plutora is the necessary “Air Traffic Control” for an increasingly Agile Enterprise.

I keep coming back to this analogy because it’s the most apt description of what Plutora provides for the Enterprise. We provide the software that you…

enterprise devops porfolio view

Enterprise DevOps Portfolio View

Considers Risks When a CIO or a CTO thinks of the applications they support it is almost always in terms of a “portfolio”  When a research…

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…

5 Signs of a Dysfunctional Release Process

5 Signs of a Dysfunctional Release Process

It’s easy to fall into a pattern of dysfunctional releases, release processes that are characterized by delay, inefficiency, and endless meetings that encourage people to view…

Plutora Aviods 4 Common Erorrs

Who’s on first, what’s on second? 4 comedy of error routines Plutora avoids

Abbott and Costello’s classic baseball routine celebrates 75 years this year. It’s simply timeless comedy that is still just as funny today. When talking with clients…