The goal of release management is to provide an automated release pipeline with lifecycle traceability of assets. The use of release management helps organizations to improve the quality of releases while meeting the demands of more frequent releases, in either pre-production or production, through automation. Organizations using release management experience a reduction in failed deployments, fewer production errors, and increased pre-production deployments.
This Market Snapshot report provides real-world data to help you justify the investment in release management solutions. From our interviews with participants from diverse organization, we discovered how release management solutions are used, why the technology is adopted, as well as its general perceptions, challenges, and benefits.
Software is ubiquitous, part of the brand promise, and a competitive business differentiator. However,software teams still face classic software engineering conundrums.The constraint of environments is one of these classic software engineering problems that persist in a time of frequent release cycles and global supply chains. Each member of the software lifecycle team requires access to production-equivalent environments for development and testing activities.
Skytap delivers a purpose-built, cloud-based lab solution to accelerate and optimize the software lifecycle. Skytap provides teams with the resources necessary for the precise time needed to perform development or test work. With unconstrained access to environments as close to production as possible for as long as necessary, teams can test as early as possible, identify and remediate defects more quickly, and remove provisioning wait times.
Read this report to learn how Skytap enables software teams to deliver better software, reliably, and predictably while producing more valuable business outcomes.
From a benefits perspective, lifecycle virtualization technologies deliver a quick and measurable economic impact, just as server virtualization has for the datacenter. Lifecycle virtualization includes the technology of virtual and cloud-based labs.
Virtual and cloud-based labs enable development and QA to access production equivalent environments on-demand, anytime and anywhere.
Virtual and cloud-based lab technology is a must-have for enterprises of all types and sizes to help reduce overall software cycle times and create an optimized environment for development and testing activities.
This Market Snapshot report provides real-world data to help organizations justify the investment in virtual and cloud-based labs.
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The concept of the Cost of Quality, that is, the cost of rework to remove defects, is that the later in the lifecycle a defect is identified, the more expensive it is to resolve the issue. With its shift in requirements ownership from the business to developers who will discover requirements through changes to the source code, the Agile movement is effectively pushing requirements definition to later in the lifecycle. Applying models for the cost of rework to Agile projects reveals the hidden costs of the late definition of requirements. This report provides economic models for evaluating project results and selecting the most appropriate practices.
Virtual lab management technology delivers immediate, measurable benefits and ROI. The ability to rapidly provision and deliver an environment for testing, development, sales, marketing, training, technical publications, support and other constituents in an organization enhances business alignment as it removes barriers and lowers costs, particularly capital expenditures (CAPEX).
Read this report to learn more about virtual lab technology and to help create a business case to justify the purchase.
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In 2012, voke published economic models to evaluate the hidden costs of software projects. Our key findings show that since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2009, the average cost of software projects is rising dramatically, this is in spite of smaller teams working shorter durations. At the same time, rework costs remain high or unknown and high profile software failures continue to make headlines daily.
Organizations must understand how defects create a hidden cost of rework in every software project and how these costs manifest differently in Agile and Non-Agile projects. Given the impact of catastrophic software failures on the brand, we should be witnessing a movement toward increased quality, not a reactionary call for more testing after the software has shipped.
Software engineering professionals are familiar with the concept of Cost of Quality, or more specifically, the cost involved with removing defects, essentially the cost of “rework.” The premise of this concept is that the later in the lifecycle a defect is identified, the more expensive it is to resolve the issue.
Most importantly, understand the business risks of prioritizing schedule to the exclusion of quality and ultimately cost. Empower your test organization to protect your brand from catastrophic failures.
Join noted industry analyst, voke's Theresa Lanowitz, and Electric Cloud VP Engineering Martin Van Ryswyk as they explore specific ways you can transform your software development infrastructure to cut costs yet boost productivity. Attendees will learn how not to just survive the economic downturn, but thrive.
How Virtualization is Enabling Self-Service to Transform the Global Lifecycle
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern; 11:00 AM Pacific
Banks have ATMs; grocery stores have self checkout; airlines have self check-in. All of these self-service approaches provide convenience for customers and deliver ROI for the companies that offer them. Self-service has appeared within the corporate environment as well. Many companies are offering self-service access to computing resources to their business constituents. This increases the ability to provide infrastructure and services more efficiently and use resources in more strategic ways to benefit the business.
Cutting edge IT services are now available through a self-service model thanks to virtualization. Virtualization lets companies pool IT resources and provide them as needed throughout the entire global lifecycle.
Join analyst Theresa Lanowitz, founder of voke Inc., for this informative session where you will learn about self-service IT and:
Learn how virtualization is enabling self-service to transform the global lifecycle!
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