Deployment means releasing new creations into the wild, where end users, other digital services and real-world situations are likely to make things go awry.
Successful take off requires a careful planned runway and the momentum to keep you moving when problems arise.
Our hyper-connected societies rely on continuous deployment, ever improving updates and a never ending effort to keep everything online 24/7 and all year around. This step concerns the protocols and methods to ensure secure, controlled ways to install the physical hardware and remotely managed software of those clever agents.
Remote availability, preflight testing and coordinated timely downtime is key for keeping end users happy and all system online. Of course all of this whilst managing the day to day changes of a new technological system means helping and supporting the end users to become acquainted and to have a channel to provide first hand experiences.
THE RESULT: A successful launch of new solutions that will satisfy clients, stakeholders and end users.
Who to involve?
Successful deployment takes careful planning, efficient collaboration and communication between the stakeholders (both internal and external), high motivation and good working morale. When the key team members are in place the project can move forward with ease.
- Development Project Manager: Development of the plan lies on the back of the project manager, who among others recruit project stuff, lead and manage the project team, determine methodology, establish the project schedule, assigns tasks and provides regular updates to the higher management.
- IT Helpdesk
- IT Services
- Testing frameworks
- Hypothesis management framework
- Bug/FEature feedback
- Test case document
- B2B dashboard for monitoring deployments
- DevOps Cycle
Why follow a deployment process?
Deployment tools make the process of distributing and updating software, firmware and hardware as easy as possible. It helps to keep the team on track and meet deadlines on time, thus saving time and money.
Enhanced security is another benefit of using deployment tools and ensuring hardware devices don’t become ‘bricked’ (corrupt by bad configurations), which require on-premise visits which can be costly dependant on the numbers of deployed devices.
End users interaction and analysis becomes easier to monitor progress and general usage, thus making sure operations run without problems. Deployment tools make it easy to deploy new features and keep end users engaged with new and more valuable ways of using their systems.