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Configuration Management Best Practices: Practical Methods that Work in the Real World by Leslie Sachs, Robert Aiello

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Chapter 5. Release Management

Chapter Overview

5.1 Why Is Release Management Important? 75

5.2 Where Do I Start? 75

5.3 Release Management Concepts and Practices 76

5.4 The Ergonomics of Release Management 77

5.5 Release Management as Coordination 80

5.6 Requirements Tracking 81

5.7 Taking Release Management to the Next Level 81

Release management is a core function in configuration management that focuses on packaging a system for promotion from development to QA to production. If you are supporting a software production company, “production,” for you, may be shipping the product to the customer, instead of releasing the code to the production (or QA) environment. Whereas release management should focus on packaging the code created during ...

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