The Software Release and Deployment Process Crisis: Risks, Challenges, and Solutions


How much thought are you putting into your software release and deployment process? For companies taking an ad-hoc approach this process may be risking their company’s future. A process that is prone to error, doesn’t securely store artifacts needed for traceability, and is unable to reproduce and track fielded revisions can result in delays, confusion, bad customer experience and liability issues. Join us as application release automation experts discuss challenges, risks, and options. A structured, pipelined, automated process will be described that outlines important requirements and illustrates how an automated release process can ensure quality, repeatability, reproduction, and traceability of your code base.

John-Mason Shackelford, Product Manager, IBM UrbanCode Release
John-Mason has been instrumental in the development of the IBM UrbanCode products. His responsibilities include working with customers to define the IBM UrbanCode Release offering and managing engineering teams. He’s been developing software professionally for over 20 years, has made dozens of open source contributions and has written a number of articles for The Ruby Cookbook.

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