Establish a Right Sized Release and Deployment Management Process
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Improve the speed and success rate of your deployments. ...
Improve the speed and success rate of your deployments.
ITIL provides a release and deployment process framework that is very difficult to scale.
Many release and deployment activities can be automated, but a high level of automation may not be necessary or valuable for every organization.
Without a formal process in place, deployments are too frequent and costly, and the live environment is at risk.
A right-sized process will minimize the frequency of deployments, protect the live environment from change-related incidents, and employ a level of automation appropriate for the organization’s needs.
Regardless of your level of process investment, the process steps will remain the same; all releases must be planned for, built, tested, approved, deployed, and validated.
It is in the level of automation and investment in dedicated staff that you have the opportunity to right-size; the process won’t change, but with greater investment, you may be able to accomplish things faster and with fewer errors.
Begin by establishing effective standard operating procedures, and then invest in people and technology in a manner that matches your organization’s needs and resources.
Impact and Result
Determine an appropriate target state for your release and deployment management process, and identify performance gaps.
Fill those gaps by leveraging the experience and insights of industry peers and ITIL experts.
Achieve faster and more successful deployments with a release and deployment process designed to meet the needs of your organization.
Reduce operational costs by automating manual and resource-intensive tasks.
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