Application Release Management

According to Forbes, 90% of startups fail. Due to an expanding market and growing expectations of customers, the waterfall release times have passed. If a business doesn’t deliver value to customers continuously, it fails. Nobody is going to wait for months for the products and services they need.

Implementing Agile, Kanban, and DevOps practices facilitate continuous delivery and reduce time-to-market. Therefore, your clients don’t even notice the drawbacks of a new release when you’ve already fixed them.

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Why do you need a Release Management Optimization?
Smaller feedback cycles
The faster your customers are able to use the new feature or an update, the faster you are able to improve its quality and finally meet the market requirements. Release management includes such DevOps practices as processes automation, monitoring, and logging.
Faster Deployment
Technical revolution of the 21st century hasn't left business any time to procrastinate: do it today, because tomorrow may be late. This is why IT companies are eventually abandoning two weeks sprints and adopting a continuous delivery approach in their development process.
Risk Minimization
Application release management best practices include a fully predefined roll out processes. Due to the clear and often automated releases, development teams can always roll back to the previous version of an app safely and fix the malfunction quickly.
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What can you do to speed up your time to market?

A lasting release can be caused by multiple factors, however most often it is a mix of them: undefined processes, outdated technology, tons of manual work, ineffective use of resources.

Shortening the time-to-market without a loss in the product quality is only about defining, optimizing and strictly following release processes. There are several steps towards application release management optimization:

  1. Integrate innovation
  2. Define release processes
  3. Automate it

At OpsWorks Co. we ensure our clients get a custom, effective solution to bring value to their businesses. To reduce time-to-market we develop pipelines to automate the release processes, add code quality gates, static code analysis, automatic unit testing, automatic integration testing, automatic ui testing. Not only this improves the code quality, but also facilitates the release management optimization.

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Why is time important to the market?

Time is crucial to the market as now you are competing with numerous companies, providing the same services like yours, and all of them claim to be the best. By being the first one to deploy, you get to enjoy a larger share of the market. You also have the chance to increase market share through positive reviews from customers if the software is effective. By getting feedback from users, improvements can be made more quickly.

How does DevOps reduce time to market?

Minimize the development time of the product by having one team, which is where the DevOps experts from OpsWorks Co. come in. Automate most processes to get instant feedback on the product’s operation to implement modifications quickly and have the product tested again. Optimize developing and testing, using continuous integration and continuous delivery which perform all of these automatically.

How does DevOps perform a quality assurance test before the release?

Use DevOps tools to get feedback on the software under development. Continuous integration enables the software under production to be tested quickly, and the resulting errors are fixed, and the software undergoes the process again until it passes. Also, different scenarios can be set up using CI to simulate how the product will respond when used by customers, enabling all malfunctions to be corrected to ensure a quality product before deployment. All of this is possible under the management of a professional DevOps team from OpsWorks Co. who will keep those tools running smoothly.

How much can I save with automated release management?

Based on the IMS survey, CICS, and DB2, the time of their releases increased by 75%! That is the power of automated release management using DevOps tools. Everything becomes faster and also improves the product quality rather than compromising it. By saving time, you also save money and company resources. Along with those savings, your customers are kept satisfied with continuous improvements of the product.