7 Proven Practices to Strengthen Release Management

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The increased amount of deployments performed in a short amount of time raises the possibility of human error, which can result in failed deployments or outages. The following tips will help stabilize and strengthen the release management process.

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7 Proven Practices to Strengthen Release Management

  1. 1. 7 Proven Practices to Strengthen Release Management
  2. 2. IBM Corporation ©2013 This presentation is brought to you by: Cleveland, OH IBM UrbanCode Products
  3. 3. IBM Corporation ©2013 You're a Release Manager trying to release applications to production and keep up with business needs.
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  6. 6. IBM Corporation ©2013 1 Establish a single source of truth
  7. 7. IBM Corporation ©2013 When orchestrating a global application release, create a single source of truth that will update in real time. doing so will coordinate all parties responsible for the release and provide visibility and traceability into who created what, and when.
  8. 8. IBM Corporation ©2013 When orchestrating a global application release, create a single source of truth that will update in real time Doing so will coordinate all parties responsible for the release and provide visibility and traceability into who created what, and when.
  9. 9. IBM Corporation ©2013 2 Automate painful tasks
  10. 10. IBM Corporation ©2013 Automate as much of the deployment process as you can. Automation provides a secure and successful way to complete steps crucial to deployment of applications.
  11. 11. IBM Corporation ©2013 Automation provides a secure and successful way to complete steps crucial to deployment of applications.
  12. 12. IBM Corporation ©2013 3 Make “what is where” visible
  13. 13. IBM Corporation ©2013
  14. 14. IBM Corporation ©2013 Not knowing what is on a machine, or an environment is exceptionally risky.
  15. 15. IBM Corporation ©2013 4 Make certifications and approvals visible
  16. 16. IBM Corporation ©2013 Define a quality gate to establish minimum entrance requirements to an environment. Certifications and approvals ensure quality
  17. 17. IBM Corporation ©2013 Certifications and approvals ensure quality.
  18. 18. IBM Corporation ©2013 5 Make the release plan easy to consume
  19. 19. IBM Corporation ©2013 A release plan that can be edited on the fly, and easily understood, makes it obvious to everyone what the impact of the change is. A release plan that can be edited on the fly, and easily
  20. 20. IBM Corporation ©2013 A release plan that is too hard to understand will largely be ignored.
  21. 21. IBM Corporation ©2013 Companies can ease the pain of deploying to production by implementing these release management practices.
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