Release Management- A Smooth Version Control System


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Release Management- A Smooth Version Control System

  1. 1. Release Management- A Smooth Version Control SystemTechnology and processes today increasingly drive business. As the world evolves, so do the businessrequirements. The need to get the right infrastructure and processes and adapt them to the changingrequirements is the most crucial part of any business strategy. Service providers usually align the ITinfrastructure with the overall business strategy of a company and try to offer a consistent and highquality service through improved and upgraded processes and systems. However, a good servicemanagement practice is required to improve the evolution process without affecting quality standards.Release Management is a process of the transition phase, which assists the service organizations, theevolution of their environment in response to changing business requirements. This process plans andmanages the release of new and updated business services to customers, taking into consideration alltechnical and non-technical elements of a release. The proper management of releases ensures minimaldisruption of services, communication, accessibility of all elements involved, without sacrificing on theservice quality standards. A request for change in such an environment triggers off a number of relatedprocesses, such as assessment, development, testing, deployment, audit and closure.Release management or version management involves maintaining and tracking different versions ofthe project deliverables. It keeps note of the requirements of the project, planned and schedule task,bugs detected, actual release and planned release as well as changes during each release. Byautomating the release notes, reduces the manual effort required. This process is applicable for anyproject developed and not just software development.The development of technology has paved way for the development of a number of version controlsystem. Subversion management is an Open source version control system, which is used by mostsoftware developers to track the changes and evolution in the source code. Being tightly integrated intothe Application lifecycle management (ALM), Subversion can create shared repositories and launchprojects in seconds, access configuration at both project and directory level, browse the repositories forfile changes, histories, and associate changes with the issues for easy traceability and processenforcement.Beginning with change requests in the development cycle, release management oversees thedevelopment, testing, deployment and support of software versions. With a set of characteristics suchas customizable properties, lifecycles driven by workflows, ability to be associated with othercomponents of application lifecycle management the versions are very powerful entities.Know More on: Distributed version control system Requirement management software