6 Best Practices for a Successful Release Management Process

Why bridging the gap between Dev and Ops should be your top priority.


White Paper


14 pages | Greg Hughes

You invest a lot of time in managing the software development lifecycle. But there's still a gap between your development and operations teams which can result in a failed software release.

So how does your enterprise mind this gap between Dev and Ops? The answer can be found in a successful release management process.

Request the white paper to learn:

  • Governance of your highly regulated large enterprise (HRLE)
  • Modern development methodologies that increase development velocity and volume
  • Release management teams seen as a bottleneck and ops teams seen as overly cautious
  • Business pressure to meet time-to-market imperatives

Close the gap—implement these best practices today to ensure your release management process delivers successful software releases every time.


Large IT organizations contain two very different tribes of people—the developer tribe and the operations tribe. These tribes are widely separated on many dimensions (physical location, skillset, methodologies/practices, experience, temperament, goals, and objectives).

When a software release goes wrong, the blame game starts.

The operations team says: "We had no idea what was coming from development."

Development says: "It works on my machine!"

The responsibility for releasing new software stretches across two separate camps that see changes very differently and rely on separate systems for their work. Reconciling those differences is only possible through effective Release Management.