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Create Governance for a Centralized Mode 1 Release Management Process

Published: 04 April 2016

ID: G00298902

Analyst(s): David Paul Williams, George Spafford


To begin to create an effective IT operations release management process, I&O leaders should start with this six-step governance process.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step No. 1: Establish Governance and Policies, and Engage Stakeholders in Process Development
  • Step No. 2: Create a Mechanism for Managing Release Requests
  • Step No. 3: Define Release Models
  • Step No. 4: Develop a Risk Factor Checklist for Each Release
  • Step No. 5: Set Up Methods for Coordinating and Prioritizing Releases
  • Step No. 6: Define a Release Schedule, Models and Teams
  • Next Steps: Executing Effective Release Management

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