ERMplanner ensures that release processes run more smoothly and more securely. When the release schedules are in order, the change management process is automatically simplified. This means that every change in the landscape is tracked by ERMplanner.
Overview and quality-control
ERMplanner ensures that all release plannings are centralised and that the release manager can view all plannings, both tentative and definitive plannings. In addition, ERMplanner has the functionality to link systems so that a streamlined chain is created. This ensures that no activities are planned on an 'unavailable' system. In the event that this does happen, the release manager can easily see this in ERMplanner because it turns red. In this way the release manager is able to identify and eliminate conflicts immediately. Finally, it is possible that complications arise after a release and that despite all testing efforts a system or chain does not function properly. ERMplanner can support this because all activities in your landscape are recorded in it, making a Root Cause Analysis easy to perform.
Besides minimising or even avoiding conflicts by means of ERMplanner, it can also happen that activities go down. This is also clearly visible in ERMplanner. Because changes in ERMplanner are centrally synchronised, the entire planning becomes completely transparent. This means that project managers can also see which plannings are definitive and which are not (yet). In the event of a "gap" in the planning, it allows them to communicate with the release manager to see if their proposal can be pushed forward or back. The transparency of the entire planning therefore not only provides a clear overview, but also increases internal communication.
Internal communication is also enhanced by the practical and clear presentation of all project proposals. These proposals form an ideal guideline for the so-called gatekeeper consultations. During these consultations, it is decided centrally which (draft) planning proposals will or will not be accepted. During this consultation, the release managers jointly discuss the possibilities of, for example, a joint go-live or simultaneous use of specific environments. This has a positive influence on the efficiency of the overall release planning and thus increases the Return on Investment. The gatekeeper function means that the release managers can view tentative plannings, after which they are assessed to decide whether or not to put them definitively in the release planning.