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How to set up an Effective Enterprise Release Management Function By Michelle Henry While the DevOps movement and associated technologies have garnered much attention and fanfare, few have addressed the core issue - the hand off from development to operations. We tend to not ackn... (more)
Most Common Enterprise Release Risk:  Last Minute QA Testing By Sean Hamawi 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 software... (more)
Agile Release Management By Sean Hamawi So teams in your organisation have decided to embrace Agile development for some Projects and/or BAU development and things are going great guns, your deploying code changes and releases in prod every week. Over on the other side of the fe... (more)
What’s Your Release Management Risk Factor? In Five Questions By Dalibor Siroky Here are a few questions to help you assess the scope of your release management challenges. Based on the answers to these questions, you can calculate your Release Management risk factor.  This will ... (more)
How many issue trackers does your organization run?  How about change management systems?  If you are a large organization, the answer’s probably more than a handful due to the way business grows through mergers and acquisitions. When managing a release driven by projects using s... (more)
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, the CMM is now used by IT mana... (more)
Effective development teams understand incremental development and value lightweight process, and most developers working in 2015 deliver software in iterations punctuated by iteration planning meetings or Scrums. Gone are the days of waterfall development and projects that take ... (more)
Adapt Environment Management to Cloud Deployments with Plutora Despite the prevalence of public and private clouds in the enterprise, most IT departments still adhere to operational models designed for physical infrastructure and servers that involve complex environment setup pr... (more)
How Enterprise Release Management Enhances Project Portfolio Management As a user of a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution, you're probably hearing about Enterprise Release Management (ERM) as an emerging solution for managing enterprise change and transformation. However,... (more)
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 more results out of the hardware resources you have? How do you reduce CAPEX for testing environments? Whether yo... (more)
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