Gartner Research

Set Up an Effective Five-Step Release Execution Process for Mode 1

Published: 04 April 2016

ID: G00303008

Analyst(s): David Paul Williams, George Spafford


An effective release management process allows IT operations to improve the speed and quality of releases to the production environment. This requires two critical aspects for success — governance and execution. This research highlights five critical release execution steps for the Mode 1 process.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step 1: Create an Operational Readiness Assessment Checklist
  • Step 2: Choose Testing Strategies
  • Step 3: Define Methods for Bundling Releases for Various Models to Streamline and Improve Release Deployments
  • Step 4: Define a Method for Validating and Monitoring Production
  • Step 5: Establish Closure Processes

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