Gartner Research

Create Governance for a Centralized Mode 1 Release Management Process

Published: 04 April 2016

ID: G00298902

Analyst(s): David Paul Williams, George Spafford

Summary

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

Introduction

Analysis

  • 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

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.