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The increasing complexity and frequency of business demands have created a need for release and deployment practices that are not only timely, but also reduce costly downtimes and respond proactively to critical fixes.
- Track a variety of metrics. The best release management practice is not simply the fastest; it’s also the least error-prone, the most automated, and the practice that causes the least amount of incidents from releases and deployments.
- Don’t rely on a tool to solve your problems. Automation can save your team a great deal of time and money, but a tool should be supported with quality processes. Bottlenecks can move up and down the chain if not properly addressed.
- Understand business complexities and maintain ownership over the release process. The release manager should understand the business enough so they maintain ownership and authority over the release and deployment process.
- Improve the number of successful releases by establishing a standardized process to reduce incidents, unexpected outcomes, and failed deployments.
- Assist release managers with their insight and ownership of the release and deployment process.
- Develop a comprehensive release policy to standardize the entire release and development process.
- Create release and deployment plans to streamline the process.
- Develop a patch management policy to mitigate risk.
- Our program will assist with the integration of release and deployment management with other core infrastructure processes.
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