Introduction to Release

The Plutora Release Management module enables you to define, manage and visualize your Release Management process across your Software Delivery Lifecycle (SDLC).

Plutora Release is able to model your Release Process irrespective of your development methodology or level of automation. It provides a flexible framework that enables you to bake governance and auditability into your process.

Challenges of Software Delivery

The core challenges of Software Delivery are:

  • Difficult to determine accurate release statuses
  • Limited collaboration between delivery teams, operations, and the business
  • Governance and compliance are difficult to audit, enforce & automate
  • Difficulty in the coordination of resources & stakeholders notifications

You can overcome these challenges using Plutora Release Management.

Plutora Release Management Benefits

  • Visibility into Release Progress: Role-based visualizations and notifications provide real-time status to all stakeholders. Analysis of pre and post-production activities using insights and analytics.
  • Integrated Governance & Compliance: Automated and manual gates incorporated into every delivery process eliminate out-of-band efforts. Audit history available on demand.
  • Decreased Business Risks / Production Incidents: Visibility and collaboration enable risk mitigation throughout the entire delivery pipeline across the enterprise portfolio.
  • Improved Customer Experience: Value provided to the customer more quickly and reliably. Business alignment with application delivery and operations is implicit in the process.
  • Environment, Data, and Resource Optimization: Planning, orchestration, and arbitration avoid resource collisions, project delays, and bottlenecks.
  • Improved Service Transition: Improved service transition through awareness, proper planning, visibility, and proactive issue resolution.
  • Continuous Improvement: Leverage production analytics to drive Continuous Improvement. Metrics-driven outcomes focus on DevOps and digital transformation objectives.

Release Process Flow Chart

(Clicking on the process in the below flow chart will navigate you to the respective article.)

Types of Releases

There are three core types of Release:

  • Enterprise
  • Project and
  • Independent.

An Enterprise Release is used to group multiple Project Releases and Independent Releases together under one Release (for example, a release that affects systems across multiple portfolios that have dependencies). Changes cannot be assigned to the Enterprise Releases, only to the child releases. 

Project Releases are intended to be child release of an Enterprise Release, although they can also stand alone.

Independent Releases are used to represent independent, normally low impact, releases that have no dependencies.

For more information on the Release types, see Enterprise vs Project vs Independent Release.

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