Post-deployment, the release moves to the support phase where any bugs are recorded that will eventually necessitate a request for changes. The cycle thus begins again.
What are Release Management Success Indicators?
For a release to be deemed successful, it must attain the following objectives:
- It’s deployed on time.
- It’s deployed within budget.
- It has little to no impact on current users.
- It satisfies the needs of current and new users, technological advances and/or competitive demands.
You Don’t Have to Start from Scratch
Almost every organization has some element of release management in its application management process.
However, for a business without a formal release management policy and procedure, a good starting point is to look for these existing aspects of release management that can form the building blocks for an organization-wide release management framework.
How Micro Focus helps with Release Management
Micro Focus understands the challenges of Release Management and has been in this business for more than a decade. We enable you to achieve quick wins by immediately automating manual deployment tasks. Based on our extensive customer success experiences, we have assembled release management solutions that allow you to mature your organization into a coordinated, process driven, highly visible human workflow at the pace best suited for you.
Release Control is an integral part of the Micro Focus Orchestrated IT solution set, which extends from initial planning, through development, and into IT service management, for distributed, cloud, and mainframe environments. Orchestrated IT means streamlined IT processes that deliver applications faster, improve IT service performance, and lower overall IT costs. The Micro Focus family of orchestrated IT products works together to deliver the speed, automation, and control demanded by today’s application development and IT operations organizations. Micro Focus has helped thousands of IT organizations make dramatic improvements to their application development processes by ensuring greater visibility, faster time to market, higher stakeholder satisfaction, and lower development costs.
Deployment Automation seamlessly enables deployment pipeline automation reducing cycle times and providing rapid feedback on deployments and releases across all your environments. Supporting continuous delivery and production deployments, Deployment Automation provides the capability to automate the deployment and configuration of your applications or services to target environments within your deployment pipeline. With Deployment Automation, you will be able to deliver high-quality, valuable software in an efficient, fast, and compliant manner. All at a lower cost.
Micro Focus offers the most comprehensive end-to-end solution for planning, tracking, and releasing applications into production. With these products, organizations can improve release visibility, increase release flow, reduce production downtime, and simplify compliance. Customers who are using Micro Focus’s comprehensive release management solutions are already realizing dramatic results – much shorter deployment times, greater visibility, fewer application errors, and complete auditability.