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Enterprise release management: The top 10 myths

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Regular software-release planning meetings are essential? Wrong!

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Software project meetings can be a monstrous waste of time and resources. One customer describes the weekly release-planning meeting as their "million dollar meeting." It requires 70 members of staff, including several very senior members, to be in attendance for more than four hours. Each person gets to speak but it is often little more than "I'm good."

Imagine the time and money that could be saved by eliminating unnecessary software-release planning meetings. A good process-centric workflow tool can guide members of the team through their own part of the overall process. Software-release status meetings can now focus on exceptions and only involve the stakeholders whom those exceptions impact. So, when you get invited to a meeting that doesn't affect your team directly, we encourage you to just say decline.

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I'd be careful with that. Any complex process involving humans is also a complex social process. In person meetings deliver much more information to decision makers. I'd suggest to fix the original problem - with organizations of the meetings - than getting rid of them.
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