Release management

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Release Management

Release management

Software Release Delivery Management is the process of prioritizing, planning and tracking the development, testing and rollout of system changes to production environment based on business needs. Each of the business requirements will be independently analysed and high-level impact analysis on different modules will be done.

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Software Release Delivery Managementis the process of prioritizing, planning and tracking the development, testing and rollout of system changes to production environment based on business needs. Each of the business requirements will be independently analysed and high-level impact analysis on different modules will be done. INTELLECT-APPS team will prepare a high-level initial effort estimation and timeline estimation for the end-to-end effort. INTELLECT-APPS will also suggest which requirements can be coupled together when there is an overlapping functionality. The requirements are to be prioritized by client and based on the priority; the selected list of requirements will be taken for the next release.

At any point of time, the team could be working on the requirement analysis and design for the next release or development and testing for the immediate release or maintenance for the past releases. The adherence to committed delivery dates will form a part of the Service Level Agreement from INTELLECT-APPS. Each requirement is tracked through a request tracker with status and committed delivery date. Project plans will be updated accordingly and submitted to client. Cost-effective production of software requires that the packaging, release and distribution of the product be carefully managed. INTELLECT-APPS ensures this final phase in the delivery and deployment of software.

The process for Software Release delivery Management consists of the following activities: Identification, Description, Versioning, Security and Staging

Identification: Identify those components that will form part of a specified release. It involves the creation of a method by which component that form part of a specified release can be tagged and uniquely identified.

Description: Describe recording of metadata about the components that are part of the release. Cover information about each component and include items such as its name, its version, and its function, how it was built and relevant run-time information. Also include in a release description the dependencies that a component may have on other components and its source location.

Versioning: Uniquely identify version of a particular release. It is a top-level assembly identifier that provides an easy handle for reference.

Security: Assign security during the release process. Assign differing levels and types of access to components, releases, developers and users. Bring level of control to the release process so that team can deliver restricted or general releases.

Staging: Provide a convenient mechanism for users of a release to gain access. Provide clean separation of development environments from “release environments” and ensure that users do not acquire “uncertified” components by virtue of having access to development repositories. Set up Staging areas as delivery points that only receive tested and certified releases. Staging area is a true replica in terms of configuration settings and system architecture.

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Release Management Approach

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Development: The Development environment is intended to provide the developer with an environment that ensures that all source code will assemble/compile and link successfully and conform to the client’s standards. It also provides a place for the developer to test individual components of a project and/or test them in connection with other components of the system or application.

Test: The test environment is intended to provide as the staging area, where all the developers will move their respective modules / code programs. Integration / Acceptance & User Testing could be done from here to ensure that all modules / parts function according to the specifications.