Software change management is an important discipline for an IT enterprise. In today’s modern day IT enterprises, software automates a wide selection of business procedures. Software changes are in effect to the alterations made to the business processes. For instance, the manner in which an insurance agency offers life insurance policy quotes is encoded in its quote engine.
Why Software Change Management Solution is Important? Software change management is an important discipline for an IT enterprise. In today’s modern day IT enterprises, software automates a wide selection of business procedures. Software changes are in effect to the alterations made to the business processes. For instance, the manner in which an insurance agency offers life insurance policy quotes is encoded in its quote engine. Any unplanned alterations in the quote would also lead to unplanned changes in the quote types that the firm offers. Therefore, software changes need a careful management exactly the way a business process change does, as both are interrelated. Without a systematic change management process, IT organizations lack a complete understanding of the way the software running in production automates their business process. This comprises managing changes in software development, production and to related artifacts such as models, requirements and test cases. This also comprises the management of both individual changes as well as the coordination of dependant changes. Furthermore, the new age development language techniques and tools are placed in IT enterprises in a manner to cater to the business requirements for speed by significantly increasing the productivity of the organization development. However, the increased productivity also tempts IT shops to roll software into production without applying any apt controls. This can result in wastage of more money than what got saved when the productivity increased. Maximized adoption of componentized software infrastructure is one of the crucial technical drives for an improved change management. Today solution providers specializing in agile methodology have introduced advanced change management solutions that offer the following benefits: Simple to use – Users can use it with very less training. Has a single repository for application lifecycle entities – This means entities like Use cases, Requirement management, Change items, Test cases, Issues, Change packages and others are available in one repository. This effortlessly integrates change with other entities and leads to an improved cross- entity visibility. Offers a two-way requirements traceability association – End users can create or update Change package as they enter the change items. They can view the Change package status from Change items and can also manage Change items from Change package. Offers a process driven methodology – The solution enables enterprises to define their own change management procedures. As soon as the process is defined the system guides the specified resources for conducting the appropriate functions. Furthermore, advanced change management solutions tracks and manages the software changes optimally with reactive and proactive impact analysis all through the software development life cycle. Automated change management process can be deployed and enforced for minimizing the chances of things going beyond hands to manage.
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