release management

How to Manage Project Delays

We often attribute project delays to internal reasons, such as poor management, lack of collaboration, resource issues, and software quality, but there are often reasons that fall outside of the norm. Rajini Padmanaban provides some examples of these types of project delays and how to manage them.

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Rajini Padmanaban
The Ins and Outs of DevOps

Of course DevOps focuses on enhancing the working relationship between development and operations, but it just as easily includes QA, data security, or any other silo of smart people who need to collaborate more effectively. This requires an understanding of DevOps principles. Read on for more.

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Bob Aiello
Four Principles for Designing Your New Agile Project

There are guidelines for those transitioning to agile. You have to know how your product releases and how often. Next, you should determine how complex your product is. Johanna Rothman helps you determine what type of product you have and how you can work on it while making the transition to agile.

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Johanna Rothman
How Management Indecision Loses Money and Hurts Your Project Portfolio

When managers can’t decide which projects to undertake, they end up making a decision—to not decide. They don’t fund the potentially transformative projects; they go with the safe bets. The difference between when a project goes on the backlog and when it's started eats into your maximum revenue.

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Johanna Rothman
Calculating the Real Cost of Multitasking on Your Projects

The cost of delay due to multitasking is real. It’s invisible to most people, especially management. It’s not just the cost of time lost due to context switching; it’s the fact that projects don't get out on time, which hurts your maximum sales revenue. How do you calculate these costs of delay?

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Johanna Rothman
The Cost of Delay for Not Shipping on Time

The cost of delay is the way to think about the revenue you can lose plus the cost of continued development. When you delay your release and don’t ship on time, you miss the revenue from the maximum sales times. Shipping on time isn't always easy, but it's easy to see why you need to.

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Johanna Rothman
The Cost of Continuous Integration Is Well Worth the Time

If you don’t start putting software together a little bit at a time, it gets harder the farther along you go. The cost of continuous integration sometimes can seem high, but it is often well worth the time, even on a large program. Here are some steps to help you move to more continuous integration.

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Johanna Rothman
Is There a Recommended Duration of Time for a User-Facing Test?

When end-user-involved test programs are done before release to production, the duration of tests is a very critical factor in determining the product's success or failure in meeting its goal. How long should you run the program in order to be sure you have enough data points to make a decision?

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Mukesh Sharma