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Enterprise Release Manager

Streamline delivery of IT change through embracing “Scaled Agile” best practice.

*Enov8 ERM is now part of Environment & Release Manager

Based on the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Our ‘cloud native’ Enov8 ERM platform centrally governs all enterprise releases and deployments. Capabilities include Release Train Definition, Program Increment Planning, Product (System) Identification, Project Team registration, Project & Work Item Tracking, Environment & System Contention Management, Implementation Planning, Post Implementation Reviews and Event Deployment Tracking.

ERM Dashboard

The Release Management Problem Statement

Value Stream Your Release Process

Release management, or more broadly “Enterprise Release Management”, is a leading challenge for IT organizations and departments. Ineffective Release management leads to an array of issues, including:

  • Poor transparency of “organisational change” & associated “value”.
  • Weak coordination across business units, projects, teams & tribes.
  • Bottlenecks across key delivery areas like planning,  development, build, deploy, test & compliance.
  • Manual, slow and untimely IT environment service operations.
  • Reliance on de-centralized tooling (spreadsheets, powerpoints & email).
  • Slow and untimely executive reporting limiting management decision making.
  • Poor information capture limiting measurement and improvement.
  • Manual and error prone deployment and Implementation day activities.

This all translates to impact on quality, IT overspends, project delays & consequently slow delivery of change to your customers.

    The Enterprise Release Management Solution

     “Release Train Use Case”

    Enov8’s Release Management, combined with Environment Management, supports an efficient “Release Train” process for managing and tracking software deliveries across the lifecycle.

    Features Include:

    • Establish Agile Release Trains (ARTs).
    • Plan release schedules and increments.
    • Develop milestone-based “Release Plans.”
    • Allocate necessary product teams.
    • List involved systems and manage bookings to prevent overlaps.
    • Align team progress with the “Release Plan.”
    • Implement and track dry runs and actual deployments.
    • Use automation for deployments when possible.
    • Monitor version deployments and conduct reviews for improvement.
    • Access Enov8’s dashboards for real-time status updates.

    Key Features at a Glance

    Release Board

    The Release Board provides stakeholders with an overview of Programs (Value Transformations) and their corresponding Release Iterations. It displays key details like RAG Status, Go Live Date, Number of Product Teams, Systems Impacted, Work Items, Total Booking, Events, and Test Completion Status. This concise platform enables quick assessment of release status, aiding decision-making and risk management. It fosters collaboration and ensures alignment with ongoing developments, promoting efficiency in the release management process.

    ERM Dashboard
    PI Planner

    Release Planner

    The Release Planner simplifies the intricate process of Release Planning within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). It gathers stakeholders from Agile Release Trains (ART) to meticulously plan upcoming Program Increments (PI).

    Through Enov8, users can create detailed Release plans, incorporating milestones and phases. These plans serve as integral guides for both release processes and participating teams or projects, ensuring a cohesive and streamlined approach towards meeting the objectives of the Program Increment within the SAFe framework.

    Release Milestone Tracker

    The Release Milestone Tracker is a crucial tool for ensuring alignment and tracking across all release participants. It provides a centralized view of key milestones and checkpoints, enabling teams to identify potential bottlenecks early on and take proactive measures to mitigate risks. With real-time updates and clear visibility into task statuses, the tracker fosters accountability and facilitates effective communication and collaboration among cross-functional teams. In essence, it serves as a compass, guiding teams through the complexities of the release process and contributing to the successful delivery of high-quality releases.

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    Demand Management

    Demand Management

    Test Environment Demand Management, also known as Test Environment Booking Management, is a systematic approach to managing the demand and allocation of test environments in an organization. This system plays a crucial role in ensuring that appropriate test environments are readily available at the necessary times for testing purposes. It also focuses on optimizing the usage of these test environments to minimize the need for expanding test environment capacity.

    By efficiently managing these resources, organizations can significantly enhance their testing efficiency, reduce associated costs, and improve the overall quality of testing outcomes.

    Implementation Planner

    Implementation planning, or deployment planning, is an elaborate process that involves strategizing and detailing the execution of a project or the establishment of an organization. This process includes the meticulous determination of objectives, goals, necessary resources, timeframes, and budget allocations.

    Additionally, it encompasses a thorough assessment of potential risks, the formulation of viable solutions, and the development of a comprehensive and detailed strategy for advancing the project or organization.

    The significance of implementation planning lies in its critical role in ensuring the successful deployment and realization of any project or organization, underpinning its successful execution and ultimate fruition.

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    Deployment Automation

    Deployment Tracking

    Use Enov8 Deployment Manager to track the deployment state of all your environment resources.


    • Test Environment Instances,
    • System Components &
    • Micro Services.

    Quickly identify what version is deployed where and easily recognize environment drift and need for test-lane re-alignment.

    Post Implementation Review

    A Post Implementation Review (PIR) is a comprehensive process conducted after the completion of a release to evaluate its overall success. This review is aimed at identifying the successes and areas for improvement in the release or project, ensuring it met its intended goals and objectives. Additionally, the PIR serves as a critical learning opportunity, providing valuable insights from past releases to enhance the design and success of future releases.

    This reflective exercise is crucial for continuous improvement, helping organizations to refine their project management and release strategies for better outcomes.

    Information for a PIR
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    Tools Integration

    Integrating with other tools like Jira or ServiceNow can be highly beneficial as it allows organizations to centralize data, automate processes, and improve the efficiency of their workflow. By connecting and streamlining different applications, organizations can save time and resources, and gain better visibility into their operations. 

    Enov8 allows you to easily integrate and share data with your other favourite tools using Enov8’s Webhooks & Open RestAPI.

    Why Enov8 Enterprise Release Manager?

    A few of the key benefits found in uplifting your Release Management capability.

    Cost Efficiency

    IT Cost Optimization

    Reduced delivery & project costs through shorter lifecycle times, better prioritisation and management of project resources and the optimised use of IT & Test environments.​


    Time to Value

    Accelerated delivery of change through project scoping, cross project collaboration, standardization, and alignment of delivery tasks through centralised release controls.


    Greater Throughput

    An increase in what is delivered through creating a “well-tuned” release pipeline that leverages repeatable processes & eliminates duplication and use of manual methods.

    Mitigate Failure

    Reduced risk, uncertainty, and defects through following a set of standardised release processes and quality milestones that are well learned, audited, and automated.

    Integration Points

    Some of the popular tools we integrate with.


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