Change Management

Continuous vs Scheduled Releases

This blog post is about timing considerations for the deployment of Changes into the IT infrastructure, specifically the batching together of Releases into a 'Release Window' (defined below) on the one hand, and the continuous deployment of Releases into the IT infrastructure on the other.

Deployment during a Release Window

About IT Environments

This post is aimed at people who work with Change Management and/or are looking to introduce Release Record Management.

In software and hardware deployment a Production Environment is comprised of the IT infrastructure that supports the day to day activities of the business.

Typically, 4 IT Environments are considered when preparing a Request for Deployment:

  • Development Environment

Extended Data Updates

We've added an Extended Data Editor with new functionality within Actions and Change Plans.

  • Adding Extended Data to your Actions List

This will allow you to embed the capture of Extended Data into the Actions you take, and the workflow you use.

  • Viewing and adding Extended Data to Tasks in Change Plans

You can now capture and view Extended Data in a much simpler way. We've added the ability to create an Action that captures Extended Data, and then use that Extended Data in Tasks in your Change Plan.

Creating a Change Plan Template – Part 4

This is a follow on from last week’s imaginatively titled post ‘Creating a Change Plan Template Part 3’ – follow the posts backwards to catch up.

Recap: I’m creating a simple 4 Stage Change Plan Template (CPT) on the subject of how to change a wheel. So far, I’ve done all the up-front designing I need to do, I’ve created an empty Change Plan, and into this I’ve placed 4 Stages as per my design.

Creating a Change Plan Template – Part 3

This is a follow-up to Part 2, posted last week. Recall I’m setting-up a simple 4 Stage Change Plan Template (CPT). The previous posts carry all of the background and set-up info you need.

So far, you’ve created a CPT. However, it isn’t terribly useful at the moment in that it’s just a hollow shell – it has no Stages, and no Tasks. However, as we’ve written these down beforehand it’s a simple case of data entry. Follow these steps carefully to get the rest of the data entered.

1. Login to SerioAdmin, and open a new Change Explorer.

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