Release management is the process of overseeing the planning, scheduling, and controlling of software builds throughout the entire software development lifecycle. Release management outlines the critical stages or phases of your project from the birth of the idea to build a new feature then testing and releasing it. We did a global survey with over 300 project managers and technical writers and listed out how to get releases right. There are various challenges they face.
Some of them are releasing newer versions of your software and communicating those changes to the end users tends to be a tedious and time-consuming activity. Release notes are often needed in different kinds of formats, consistent with the branding & previous release notes, highlighting and communicating changes to stakeholders – the effort is massive. Additionally, as a manager, you would find it difficult to keep track of release notes for customers, as they have to decide if the version changes have any other dependencies. Automating the release notes is a savior in this scenario. Automation is proven to boost sales productivity by 14.5% and reduce overheads by 12.2%.
Automation using Automated Release Notes App
With Amoeboids' Automated Release Notes app for Jira, this process can be made faster and simpler. We help you generate release notes in multiple formats. And the entire process from the custom release notes creation to distribution can be automated. Automated release notes help you address the following:
- Quick Sharing notes in multiple formats
- Instead of creating release notes in multiple formats, your team could be doing something else that makes more business sense.
- Read customer's mind
- ARN helps them understand the changes through dedicated release pages and in-app widgets.
- Convenience Rules
- To trigger the generation of release notes, rules can be set – so that relevant people or groups of people get the information they need, in a way they can quickly digest.
Take away for the audience:
- Overview of the release management process
- Global pulse survey insights
- Use cases related to release notes/challenges etc.
- Do's and don’ts of release notes
- Checklists to follow while building release notes
- Benefits of automation process with stats
- How can Automated Release Notes help?
- ARN app demo
- Examples of customer stories
- Downloadable useful resources -Pulse survey paper & Guide on release note templates