Release & Transition is Highly Visible & Critical
Technology has become central to how we do business and impacts both the top and bottom line of any business. IT’s internally facing role to support the business has become mission critical-- making the best available applications and most up-to date technology infrastructure available in a timely and seamless manner. It determines an organization’s competitive advantage and ultimate success in the market place.
Managing Critical Dependencies
Consequently, one of the most significant risks facing the CIO and the IT organization today is achieving seamless infrastructure transitions and go-lives across multiple IT projects which typically get aligned with monthly, quarterly, and annual release cycles.
Escalation of Dependency Risk
The pressure from the business side to do more releases quickly has continued to rise. Intense competition in the market place, rapid changes in underlying technology, globalization of teams, and shortening window of opportunity and available downtime put IT in ever increasing pressure to implement infrastructure transitions and new releases quickly as availability and a smooth go-live have become both more visible and business critical. All of this in-turn has introduced significant dependencies that need active management.
Orchestration & Centralized View
The way these dependencies are managed today are akin to taking a piece-meal approach in building a cruise trip-cobbling together transport, hotel, ship, accommodation, tourism which are interdependent and require oversight versus using a one-stop shop cruise operator who takes ownership for the overall planning and orchestration. TekOptimize's Xenon ERMTM and Xenon ETMTM serve this critical function of managing critical dependencies across shared systems, teams, processes and environment. They enable a top down view to provide visibility and control towards seamless transitions and releases.
Xenon ERMTM in the Enterprise
This gap in automation typically exists between traditional Project & Portfolio Planning and Management Systems (PPM) and Automated Deployment Management Systems. Xenon ERMTM bridges this gap by providing Release Planning, Manage, Quality Governance, Transition & Post Go-live Support Normalization support capability in one system.
Xenon ETMTM in the Enterprise
Xenon ETM plays a key role in managing Service Transition – from Transition Planning to Execution to Steady State. It fills the critical gaps in Knowledge Transfer, Resource Planning, Logistics, Process Integration and Governance, while providing key metrics to ensure smooth, scalable and replicable transitions.
Enabling Agile Development & ITIL Service Transition
Xenon enables Agile as well with the Service Transition Phase of ITILv3 and also fits well within an IT department's Service Catalog.