There are three types of releases that are worked through release management: major releases, involving new features and enhancements; minor releases involving minor enhancements and defect repairs; and patch releases involving critical and major defect repairs. Release management has emerged as a management discipline that draws on elements of project management, requirements management, configuration management, software quality assurance, quality control and IT architecture.
Maximise through put, productivity and profitability of the technology team.
Plan, manage and stabilise technology team releases / timeboxes using agile approach.
Collaborate with technical / production architects and web developers in the definition andbreakdown of releases, ensuring fully understood by all and smoothly transitioned.
Manage team activity focused on reacting and adapting to this weeks demands, planning nextweeks work and stabilising last weeks work.
Support the completion of weekly resourcing / capacity processes for technology team
Manage, monitor and report on technology team confidence / risk and task variances,handling any team escalations with Program Managers. Generate enthusiasm among team members and facilitate effective team interaction.
Review work of team and oversee the quality assurance.
Plan and manage Appius business systems projects.
Plan and manage Appius client hosting infrastructure projects.
Liaise with company suppliers for prompt rectification of problems.
Technology team gross profit and gross margin
Volume of productive hours or throughput managed
Release recovery ratios and confidence levels
Excellent communication skills, people management and leadership skills
Excellent project management using agile methods for IT projects
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Experienced .Net, MS SQL and Web Services Development
Experienced in Windows Server 2003/8, IIS 6/7, hosting, DNS and network configuration
Useful also content management solutions, Ektron, SiteFinity, DotNetNuke.
Useful also version control systems, Subversion and SourceSafe
Good use of Microsoft Office applications and development tools