Webcast on DevOps from the Ops Perspective

Don’t miss this upcoming webcast next week on Wednesday, April 27 at 11:00 am EST:  DevOps – Development and Operations Working Together to Eliminate the Release Backlog.  I’m teaming up with Forrester Research, Inc. senior analyst Glenn O’Donnell to explore the value of release management technology, including release automation.  We’ll show you how to deploy applications more often, with more changes, and with fewer failures, to help solve the common challenge Development and Operations face – instituting new applications and changes to existing applications to grow the business faster and stronger.

I got a sneak peak at Glenn’s part of the presentation.  I’m not going to divulge too much but I will say that it has both an Ops and software engineering slant.  He drives home the point about applying some engineering principles to managing the release, and the importance of managing release packages. His bottom line: Dev and Ops must come together and get in the same boat.  Glenn also does a good job of explaining adoption of ITIL v3 and growing interest in Release Management from all stakeholders.

This webcast is the 2nd in a series of 3 Release Management webcasts with Forrester Research, Inc. The first one was with principal analyst Jeffrey Hammond – Five Ways to Streamline Release Management.  He provided “next practices” for improving release visibility and speed and a full report disclosing his research.  In the last webcast we’ll discuss the impact of agile development on release management.  Watch for it!

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