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Release Management


Definition

Release Management, RM, is the process of managing a software release through the Software Development Process, SDP.

This coordination between the different development processes and teams is crucial to the successful release of software.

RM acts as the facilitator and milestone tracker of the software release. Tasks can include:

  • Release Planning
  • Meeting Facilitator
  • Project Management
  • Resource Coordinator


Software Release Forces

These are some of the factors that can influence a software release strategy.

  • Poorly Defined Change Requests
  • Platform Changes
  • Defects
  • Release Scope Creep
  • Parallel Development Efforts
  • Changes to keep up with Competition
  • Customer Requests



ITIL RM Definition

ITIL RM ensures all system changes follow the proper ITIL Change Management processes.

Release plans and manages the software releases.

RM weighs all the technical and non-technical ramifications of implementing the changes.

ITIL stands for Information Technology Infrastructure Library It is a collection of IT Best Practices that provides a complete framework of how to manage an IT organization. It helps aligns IT services with business requirements.

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ITIL RM Benefits Include

  • Improved Business Operations
  • Production Support
  • Customer Expectations
  • Productivity
  • Competitive Advantages
  • Improves the Ability to iIentify, Categorize and Prioritize Initiatives


RM Objectives

RM is a process that coordinates Package, Full, and Delta (on-demand) deployments of applications and infrastructure releases into Pre-Production and Production environments.

RM ensures the alignment of roles, processes, tools, infrastructure and services such that the customer requirements are the top priority.

RM delivers on cross-team collaboration, customer satisfaction, quality, speed, innovation, and cost.

RM encourages creative teamwork and adding business value to the customer.

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Software Project Management

Software Project Management are the processes that make up the five different phases of a Project: Requirement Specification Gathering, Release Planning, Release Development, Testing, The Release of Software.

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Define Project Management

Define Project Management is a body of knowledge concerned with principles, techniques, and tools used in initiating, planning, executing, controlling and completing projects.

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Software Change Management Table of Contents

Software Change Management Software Change Management attempts to control, manage and support changes to software. Understanding and controlling changes is one of the biggest challenges to the software development team.

Bug Tracking Software Bug Tracking Software allows a software developer or software development team to record, track and report on defects and issues found in a software application. These tools are valuable in improving the quality and reliabilty of a software application. This page reviews three top Bug Tracking Tools: Bugcentral, Bug Track, and Bugzilla,

Change Management Software Change Management Software - Change is inevitable in all stages of a software project. Change management tools will help you direct and coordinate those changes so they can enhance-not hinder-your software. Change management tools lets you control software development and provides the metrics and process improvement.

CMMI CMMI, Capability Maturity Model Integration, was originally intended to objectively assess the ability of government contractors' processes to deliver the contracted software projects. Originally, a software development process improvement tool, CMMI can be used as a generally applicable model to assist in understanding the process capability maturity of organizations in diverse areas.

Defect Tracking Software Defect Tracking Software is essential to all software projects that want to eliminate Software Defects, improve software quality, and increase software reliability. This page reviews three top Defect Tracking Tools: Mantis, Trac and Axosoft On Time

Release Management Release Management is the process and practices for managing the software release from conception to the end of a software product's life.

Software Configuration Management Processes Software Configuration Management Process focuses on the many different processes and standards that surround SCM and software development.

Software Tracking Tools Software Tracking Tools are the tools and utilities used in tracking software changes, defects and software development progress.

SCMWise Software Configuration Management Software Configuration Management an inventory of Software Configuration Management pages and information.



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