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Using Agile Methodology In Release Management


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IT and software professionals who work on Agile software development give emphasis on working with software as compared to the artifacts.

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Using Agile Methodology In Release Management

  1. 1. Using Agile Methodology in Release ManagementIT and software professionals who work on agile software development give emphasis on working with software ascompared to the artifacts. Any element of the release plans in not complete until a company is able to demonstrateit to the end user, most preferably in a shippable state. Hence, the agile teams perform for having an organizedsystem that is well prepared towards the end of every iteration. Therefore, the release management needs to beeasy for an agile team. This is because by theory these teams are all set to release at recurrent intervals.Teams using agile methodology also work under similar limitations common to other software development lifecycle teams. Akin to them, they also address issues pertaining to maintenance and assistance, the need for externalartifacts like documentation and training. For catering to the goal of shippable product at the end of every iteration,the agile methodology teams must have a systematic change management process and also maintain high-endengineering practices.Agile Methodology PrinciplesAgile project management practices or principles assist you to manage schedule risk in an assignment. Few goodpractices include the following:  Make it a point to work in a time boxed iterations of 2 to 4 weeks  Plan to maintain in a prioritized format a backlog of feature requests and frequent the priority at each iteration boundary  At the beginning of every iteration choose the highest value components from the backlog and conduct a detailed planning for the same  Verify often  Integrate often  Offer and then review against a planThese practices influence the way to view the release management process as it is “planning practice”. Any suchactivity carries uncertainty with it. The ultimate goal is to have the traits complete or incomplete at the end of theiteration in order to enable the IT Company to have an in-depth view about what items are available to ship.Today service providers specializing in requirements management tools have come up with advanced agilemethodologies that helps in appropriate release planning by combining planning discipline that assists you to focuson the engineering discipline. This helps to identify and resolve the concerns easily. However, the essential functionof the agile team is to help the product owners to make a decision even if it’s on a short notice. Furthermore, asystematic agile methodology also makes it easy to manage the disruptions to daily development that results out ofbug fixes.Other Links - Application lifecycle management