1) Frequency of promotions into Production of home-grown software enhancements (not break/fix patches & not vendor upgrades) - ie daily, weekly, monthly, or anytime.

We schedule most promotes to production for the weekend. The goal is to minimize disruptions to "the user experience--" they're not constantly being surprised with programs doing something different. These are either Saturday morning or Saturday evening. If we're IPLing the production system the promotes are usually just before the IPL (Saturday Evening); otherwise its whenever the technical support folks "want" to do the promotes (ie whenever we wake up).

We also have 'emergency' promotions any time, and day of the week. Some weeks the 'emergencies' list is longer than the 'normal' list!

Promotes must be approved by programming managers; technical support just turns the crank once the promote is approved.

Programmers are NOT supposed to be able to touch production programs and should only be able to read production data.

2) Do you agree with the frequency? If not, what would be an ideal frequency in your opinion & why

Yes. We do try to remind programmers that 'emergencies' must really be an 'emergency!'

3) What problems do you see with the frequency?


Paul E Musselman
IT Technical Support
General Cable Corporation
(859) 572-8030 phone
(859) 760-8030 cell


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Stone, Joel
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 10:25 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: survey: frequency of in-house coded software enhancement promotions to production

How often does your shop promote in-house source code enhancements to production?

Please email personally to me and I will collate and send out a summary (without identifying anyone).

Please answer the following questions:


1) Frequency of promotions into Production of home-grown software enhancements (not break/fix patches & not vendor upgrades) - ie daily, weekly, monthly, or anytime.


2) Do you agree with the frequency? If not, what would be an ideal frequency in your opinion & why


3) What problems do you see with the frequency?

Thanks!





______________________________________________________________________
This outbound email has been scanned for all viruses by the MessageLabs Skyscan service.
For more information please visit http://www.symanteccloud.com
______________________________________________________________________

This thread ...

Replies:

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2019 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].