Categorization of Software Release Risks and Its Abatement Strategy


Growing competition in the software industry with the persistently changing needs and the usual problems associated with software release, which have made acceptance of a new software in market, are extremely important for the success. Volatility in the software developmental processes is generally difficult to handle. The change request at any arbitrary point of time leads to the inevitable change and rework request. The software release process which broadly includes all the process that starts after the completion of development till the final deployment. This complete phase is exposed to various risks which may hamper the final result. This paper presents threat associated with software release activities and their possible mitigation and exploring the role played by the change management in controlling or reducing those risks.For the effective survival in ever changing software industry needs, Software Release Management takes a holistic view of the change and configuration relationship and work on the improvement strategies for the effective release with zero defect potential.

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Rana, A. , Singh, S. , Soni, R. and Jolly, A. (2014) Categorization of Software Release Risks and Its Abatement Strategy. Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, 7, 1039-1044. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2014.712091.

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