RELEASE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
Release management involves a collection of processes that ensure that the software produced is of the expected quality and the delivery of the software happens. Release management includes assisting the development team in operations, setting up the staging and test environment and managing the relationship between the development team and the support team. At SparkMyCloud, we have built the expertise on this and we follow the Devops best practices to ensure that your release happens in a pain-free manner. We will act as an operation team who will setup the staging, testing environment in a short span of time in cloud. Also we assist the development team and work along with them as a team to assist in the release management.
As the development processes have gone more agile, with rapid version releases, it becomes imperative that we utilize more scientific management of the release processes. In the earlier models, the release was an infrequent event and people could do with ad-hoc management methods. However, those ad-hoc methods don't work anymore, and we need to develop proper processes. There are plenty of moving parts here and we must make sure that the integration is seamless, and test and production environments are set in the right way.
Release management not only involves quality control but also keeps track of feature creeps (the things that developers add without explicit mention during the planning stage), risk measurements, managing software defects, deployment of the software in the servers etc.
Our release management process involves the following elements: