Establishing Continuous Change Management with Quality to Create an Effective DevOps Release Pipeline
This IDC Perspective discusses the creation of an effective DevOps release pipeline. IDC sees organizations seeking to establish effective strategies for coordinated change and quality management as part of their DevOps software delivery pipeline increasingly. With the need to release software more quickly to adapt to dynamic business needs (and as part of Digital Transformation [DX]), companies must invest in agile approaches to change management in conjunction with continuous testing."How is it possible to manage hundreds or more changes per day while incorporating quality and meeting audit requirements? In many instances, teams want to deploy quickly but can't. With stricter compliance requirements, change requests must be supplied for all or most changes typically, along with approvals and related test artifacts to provide needed visibility for teams (and auditors)," says Melinda Ballou, research director for IDC's Agile ALM, Quality, and Portfolio Strategies Service. "Streamlining the software delivery pipeline is a key first step; it's hard to release quickly otherwise. Bottlenecks created by different kinds of manual processes impede software delivery. Adopt release orchestration to provide visibility, with efficient agile, iterative processes to provide needed visibility for change, quality, and release management and collaboration with stakeholders for prioritization, relevance, and also for auditing and compliance purposes."
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