Plutora – Turning Release Managers into the New Heroes of Software Development

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For enterprise software development teams around the world, edition managers often work as an extension of operations, with a mission with a wide range of important responsibilities, from risk mitigation to coordination and arbitration of software delivery resources. Typically, the processes involved not only require manual disclosure of the data, but also require ongoing data collection and coordination sessions.

In this regard, many edition managers find that their role becomes largely reactive with no place or time to improve their processes, or even further out, to improve the efficiency of the software delivery team.

Delayed by complex release processes and in response to changes in information and requests, the result may be a failure by the ‘thousand hits’. Under these circumstances, simple release management cannot provide a progressive or proactive effect.

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Given that many of the traditional distribution management responsibilities go through automatically, edition managers increasingly feel that their role is questionable in a DevOps environment. To stay relevant and facilitate the development of software development, edition managers know they need to do more, but they also need the tools and data to achieve this.

This is why today Plotura announces a set of key features that enable a new style of edition management – advanced edition management. These new features include:

  • A reissue dashboard that guides teams to problem areas and hotspots, and allows release managers to manage in an exceptional way and free up their time and energy to improve the process and efficiency
  • New construction analysis to provide information on stability, quality and risk for each pipe
  • Initiative tracking analysis that coordinates progress initiatives, utilizes flow metrics to predict supply progress and allows release managers to direct resources to align with business priorities.

This comes down to a solution that allows teams to double the amount of features delivered to customers, eliminate infection and promote DevOps capabilities and reduce incidents caused by third-party changes. Ultimately, advanced release management transforms release managers from their role as gatekeepers to the role of DevOps enables.

“Managing releases has never been an easy job, and DevOps and CI / CD have complicated the role,” said Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx. “Plotora’s new features will help change the duties of overloaded release managers. Progressive release managers will be able to move faster, deliver higher quality and achieve greater business value, thus advancing their organizations’ DevOps campaigns.”

The power of insights

One of the ways Plutora empowers edition managers to enable DevOps is through Insights’ new dashboard. By presenting value stream insights that span the organization’s portfolio, release managers can locate where to focus their time and resources. When release managers identify problems before they become complete problems, it is easier to remove delays, improve quality, and reduce production cases.

Plotura’s redesigned Insights Dashboard combines various data from a wide range of sources from concept to delivery, including software quality across the value stream that previously could only be accumulated manually. Consolidation of these insights provides a complete view of the scope and progress of development, activity, status and compatibility of editions across the portfolio, enabling edition managers to automatically identify editions at risk and improve workflow across any value stream.

Cancel the DevOps campaign

If organizations want to improve the efficiency and quality of software delivery, they need to create a path for continuous improvement. Without it, they are likely to get stuck in the middle of their DevOps campaign – a problem that has been seen on many teams, according to DevOps 2021 Status Report.

The challenge is the lack of real visibility and management into the process. Instead, Plotora allows progressive edition managers to use value-stream metrics and constantly improving DevOps metrics to tie insights into reducing long-term cycle time and increasing productivity to accelerate their DevOps development.

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In addition to the challenges facing release managers is that information about quality, stability and risks is buried and embedded in software building results scattered throughout the organization. This can seriously affect the app supply pipeline, resulting in even one team being able to break the whole release train, and it can be helpful to know if the build has a long and frequent successful history or a great commitment with a rare and sporadically successful history. .

However, with advanced Plutura-enabled release management, construction analytics are available from each pipeline, enabling organizations to better understand the history of the software to gauge the quality, stability, and risk of releases.

Meeting business goals

Too often, software initiatives are proposed but have no track record of their success, results or even progress. Because initiatives span teams and long periods of time, it can be nearly impossible for development teams to answer a basic question: “How do we sustain our initiatives and business goals?”

In contrast, advanced release managers using Plutora can delve into the progress of business ventures using value-added metrics to predict progress and manage scheduling against key milestones and general priorities.

In these organizations, a progressive release manager is empowered to adopt a value stream thinking and focus on accelerating the workflow from idea to production. Through these advanced tools, work becomes significantly visible, and automated tasks, allowing them to manage by default.

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Scott Wait

Scott Examines the nodes of technology and teaching. Scott started in engineering, and soon it became teaching. The teaching turned to international development and it became a study of behavioral economics and how to develop great products. Every day he combines his love of technology with the excitement of telling people about it. Product marketing is not just about learning about a product; It has to do with getting to know your audience well enough to connect the two with compelling messages.




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