Archive for the ‘Release Management’ Category

Recently, I was talking to a financial services company during one of Serena’s DevOps Drive-In webcasts.  It was a wonderful story of the evolution of a release process over time and the benefits that were realized.

The company went from having multiple teams that did release management in a slightly different way and communicating via email, to communicating



DevOps is something that is talked about frequently but what does it really mean? How would you react to the folowing statements and questions?

  • DevOps is new and revolutionary!
  • People been doing it for years, right?
  • DevOps practices work best in organizations that provide SaaS
  • DevOps is also for organizations that don’t do WebApps
  • Is it some kind of weird thing from Europe?

What if I said all of the above were at least partially true?

Now that you are



2013 has been an exciting year in the evolution of the DevOps movement, and at Serena we predict even more exciting developments in 2014.  Based on information collected from conferences across the globe and from our customers, we put forward three DevOps predictions for 2014:

Prediction 1: IT organizations realize that DevOps is more than just automating deployments.

At DevOps conferences worldwide there has been a strong emphasis on addressing culture, as well as automation, in order to be successful. 



DevOps Drive-InEarlier in December, Kurt Bittner, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., participated in the December DevOps Drive-In webcast, “12 Ways of DevOps.”  A couple of the “12 ways” were thought-provoking for me.  When people talk about DevOps and Continuous Delivery, it is frequently in the context of applications that are hosted in the cloud and are relatively easy to iterate quickly.

Hypothesis-Driven Development

I find



Configuration Management CampIn February, Infrastructure as Code takes center stage in Europe. On February 3rd and 4th in Gent Belgium there is a Configuration Management Camp. As expected the leading providers of infrastructure as code solutions will be



Release Management bottleneckI spent the past few days at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas.  While





Welcome to part two of our blog series on change visualization and Peer Reviews (Click here to read part one). We’ll look at how peer reviews will help developers gain confidence in the release readiness of their work and be empowered to share best practices between peers.

With a focus on the developer experience in Dimensions CM 14, Serena believes that Peer Reviews can unlock the potential of team members to share their learning and encourage teamwork, without



Gartner Data Center ConferenceHello from Las Vegas!  Serena Software is a sponsor at the Gartner Data Center Conference, happening now through 



DevOps Drive-InDevOps is starting to attract mainstream attention, but there is still confusion about what DevOps is and what it takes to have a successful DevOps initiative. Some companies have tried to automate their way to DevOps success; many others are trying to stay true to the core DevOps CAMS (Culture, Automation, Measurement, Sharing) principles.  Unfortunately, most information available is related more to web 2.0 companies than more complex enterprise environments.

These stories are starting to emerge with more enterprise-friendly content