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“Enterprise Release Management isn’t magic, and it isn’t ‘market speak.’ It is defined by the practices that will come to define the efficient software enterprise in the coming years and it is the full realization of agile in the enterprise.”The idea of enterprise release manag... (more)
A software release is a highly orchestrated set of changes performed on a complex system, and, as with any change to a software system, it can introduce risks to availability and system stability. These risks are offset by the rewards of shipping updated software to customers, bu... (more)
Managing databases and newer, more exotic NoSQL stores is an emerging challenge in an industry under constant pressure to move faster. While the industry has perfected the art of cloud-based provisioning and configuration of application servers, databases continue to be a pain po... (more)
Software releases are the single biggest factor contributing to system downtime across all industries. Almost without exception, whenever you hear of a high-profile outage at a bank or an airline, it’s related to a software release or a high-risk change being made to a system. Wh... (more)
Two decades makes a huge difference for software developers. We’ve gone from months-long development cycles to lifecycles measured in weeks or days, with some on the “bleeding edge” executing highly agile software releases even more frequently than that. At Plutora, our managemen... (more)
Service management refers IT Service Management or ITSM, while release management is a whole different set of roles and responsibilities that apply to a development-driven IT organization. Some organizations take an ITSM approach to release management, but many organizations are ... (more)
“Instead of adopting cookie-cutter solutions for release management based on static, flowchart-driven models, enterprises need purpose-built systems designed with a model that can be adapted to the needs of an individual enterprise that incorporate components from emerging DevOps... (more)
Plutora and Avocado Partner to Bring Faster Release Cycles to the Enterprise Partnership will help enterprise IT teams evolve their processes to support more frequent application releases. Sydney, Australia, April 12 2016 – Plutora, the industry standard for Enterprise Release & ... (more)
A pattern we’re noticing more and more is that technology departments are starting to get out in front of the business. All too often this creates an odd paradox: the business might be asking technology to slow down because it hasn’t adapted to a continuous delivery model. This i... (more)
“To truly achieve IT delivery assurance, companies must empower program managers and delivery managers with a dedicated tool for introducing orchestrated, end-to-end control of the delivery process and visibility into project statuses, delivery progress and software quality acros... (more)
“To keep up with increasing demand for high quality, rapid software releases, IT organizations must shift to Disciplined DevOps — an approach to software release collaboration that blends agile delivery with risk management and governance that support delivery assurance” DevOps h... (more)
“In many real-world case studies, Plutora has resulted in returns exceeding 600% and more. A typical return is around 400% depending on the depth of using the Platform. Adding in the additional savings from Environment reclamation and reduction in capital spending on servers or C... (more)
An enterprise release manager (ERM) is a new role in the enterprise and it is a by-product of several factors. First, enterprises continue to report larger portfolios with an increased number of smaller, more independent projects. At the same time more companies are decentralizin... (more)
Your IT team has adopted DevOps approaches to enable a faster and more reliable way to move initiatives between development teams and operations. However, you’re still witnessing inconsistent results despite a concerted effort to move towards continuous delivery. Why? Automating ... (more)
Decades ago, when software projects were larger and more monolithic projects moved very slowly. Developers didn’t build micro-service architectures in weeks using modern software tools and processes such as Agile. They worked on projects with timelines measured in months or years... (more)
The future of software releases is clear. Continuous delivery is here to stay. But does that mean that legacy software systems and infrastructure need to be altogether abandoned? If you polled the people busy redefining best practices today, they'd agree that in a decade we're ... (more)
Improve your release test delivery. We’re launching Stryka soon, next generation test case management software.A SaaS tool to support agile and DevOps in the enterprise. Learn More and Sign Up to Beta > The post Stryka – Next generation test case management software appeared fir... (more)
"Complexity" is often viewed as a negative. This is perhaps even more the case at scale, where some degree of complexity is unavoidable. Any unnecessary complexity, states the conventional wisdom, is public enemy number one. But does that wisdom ring true? Let's look a little clo... (more)
Three Steps to Efficient Enterprise DevOps By Dalibor Siroky If you work for a large company, you'll often look around and wonder if moving to a daily release cycle or automating deployments is even possible given the number of meetings and the amount of process your releases are ... (more)
Of all the jobs we’ve described in our series of posts focused on hiring, the application release manager role is the role that has been the most constant over the past several years. Deployment managers and test environment managers are relatively new job roles emerging only as ... (more)
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