Tailoring Release Management to Both Operations and Development
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-focused
approaches to release management and more standard ITSM-focused approaches to
IT Service Management.
Your developers have their own dedicated tools and your operations team has
its own dedicated IT service management tools. However, you still leave
release managers to bridge the gap between these two sides of the release
process without dedicated tools. It would be nice if there was a
one-size-fits-all solution to release management, but there isn’t.
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These days it seems like everyone wants to move faster and deploy software
more frequently. This is a great goal. The more often you have a software
release ,the faster you can deliver code to production to satisfy
requirements and fix bugs. Frequent software releases also have a side effect
of reducing release-related risks. If you release frequently the changes...
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Enterprise Release Management Resolutions for 2016
By Dalibor Siroky
Happy 2016. To help you think about the Environment Management year ahead,
we've assembled a collection of resolutions for you to try out.
Resolution #1 - I will plan ahead for environment requirements.
Many environment managers operate in a reactive mode. They make some wildly
inaccurate forecasts about future demand and they sit on excess capacity
throughout the year. When a project needs a new environment they dole out VMs
or physical machines to projects, but they rarely think ahead and they rarely
base estima... (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 closer at the
contours and implications of complexity at scale.
We're trained to avoid complexity when we design systems, and call systems
with poor architecture "too complex." If you've worked in any large IT
organization you understand the constant daily struggle against complexity at
scale. Every day tea... (more)
Connecting DevOps to the Business at DevOps Summit New York
By Dalibor Siroky
This week we're attending SYS-CON Event's DevOps Summit in New York City.
It's a great conference and energy behind DevOps is enormous. Thousands of
attendees from every company you can imagine are focused on automation, the
challenges of DevOps, and how to bring greater agility to software delivery.
But, even with the energy behind DevOps there's something missing from the
movement. For all the talk of deployment automation, continuous
integration, and cloud infrastructure I'm still not seeing an adeq... (more)