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NSPL Release and Deployment Management

NSPL Release and Deployment Management is a software engineering process projected to oversee the support, testing, deployment and development of software releases. The practice of release management combines the common business emphasis of traditional project management with a detailed technical knowledge of the SDLC and IT Infrastructure Library practices.

NSPL Release management generally begins in the development cycle with desires for changes or new features. If the request is accepted, the latest release designed and planned. The new design enters the quality or testing assurance phase, in which the version is tweaked, built, reviewed, tested and until they accepted as a release candidate. The releases then enter the deployment phase, where they implemented and made accessibly. Once deployed, the release goes into a support phase, where bug reports and other problems are collected; these guides to new requests for modifying, and the cycle set up all over again.

NSPL Release Management Process Components

  • .Release Pipeline: A detailed release process from feature scheduling to delivery

  • Release Value Stream: The release processes that create or add value across the release pipeline.

  • Release Policy: The clarity of release types, governance, standards, requirements for a company.

  • Release Template: A single, repeated workflow procedure that is release pipeline that includes human and automated activities and follows company release policies.

  • Release Plan: A request of a release template developed for a particular release

  • Deployment Plan: Activities to arrange a release to the production environment.

  • Release unit: The set of units released together to apply a specific feature.

  • Release package: A mixture of one or more release units organizes together as a single release due to scheduling, interdependencies, or business priorities.

  • Major Releases: Infrequent release packages that often contain many release units that have a critical or high business impact

  • Minor Releases: More frequent release packages that are with fewer release units that do not include mission dangerous components.

The role of the NSPL release manager

The release manager role crosses department and discipline. They coordinate many stakeholders while ensuring a well-orchestrated release bringing everyone on the same page from leadership to business. It is a role that required T-shaped skillsets.  Release managers may be IT professionals dedicate in coordinating release activities or up skilled product owners capable of managing releases.

 Release managers work with project teams, product owners, IT operations staff and business leaders to ensure that every release contains the specific features that meet the technical requirements.

 From pre-production environment testing, coordinate and a scheduled release unit dependency into release packages and orchestrates a seamless release deployment. It includes continually working to reduce any impacts on the customer experience. From proactive testing to development team collaboration, to monitoring the health of the release can improve the excellent release of quality.