Category Archives: Release Management


One of the things that a delivery team needs to do, often in collaboration with product management, is choose the release cadence of their product. This is an important aspect of, you guessed it, release planning.  Your release cadence defines Read more…


The Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit describes strategies for how an organization’s IT group can support a lean enterprise.  An important part of this is to have an effective IT operations strategy, and to do that the people involved need to Read more…


In this blog posting, the latest in our ongoing disciplined agile release management series,  we overview the external workflows that release management is likely to be involved with. Workflow With Other IT Teams The following diagram overviews the major workflows that people performing the Read more…


This posting, the latest in a series focused on a disciplined agile approach to release management, overviews the activities associated with release management. The Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit promotes an adaptive, context-sensitive strategy.  The framework does this via its goal-driven approach that Read more…


In IT, release management 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 Read more…


In addition to the general release management strategies described previously, the general DevOps strategies, and the construction-focused DevOps strategies (including continuous deployment) there are several other release management strategies that support DevOps: Integrated deployment planning.  From the point of view of Read more…


In this blog posting we describe four general release management strategies that support DevOps. These strategies, from least effective to most effective, are: Release windows (slow cadence). A release window is a period of time during which one or more Read more…


In this blog posting we describe two issues for organizing your release management strategy: How to scope release management and how to organize the team. There are two fundamental issues to consider when scoping your release management efforts: Paradigm support. Read more…

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