The release management process blade encompasses planning, coordinating, and verifying the deployment of IT solutions into production. Release management requires collaboration by the IT delivery team(s) producing the solutions and the people responsible for your organization’s operational IT infrastructure. In the case of organizations with a “you build it, you run it” DevOps strategy these people may be one in the same, although even in these situations you will often find a group of people responsible for governing the overall release management effort.
There are several reasons why release management is critical to your organization.
We extend the DA mindset with philosophies specific to release management.
Release Management Workflow – External
Release management teams need to interact with a range of teams.
Release management teams need to be able to choose their own way of working (WoW).
Release Management Strategies for DevOps
Release management can and should be an integral part of your DevOps strategy.