Low-code App Factory programs require application provisioning and deployments. These tasks are traditionally time consuming and require manual intervention. Many of these tasks can be alleviated by using DevOps. Introducing DevOps into your program increases automation and decreases the number of manual processes.
Pega offers a pipeline manager for all of your deployment needs called Deployment Manager. By using Deployment Manager, you can set up each of your applications with a pipeline. This pipeline is used to move your application from environment to environment.
The pipeline for a specific application is exposed through App Studio (Settings > Versions). App makers of applications can publish their changes to the higher environments. The need for system administrators to manually promote or configure applications is eliminated.
For more information on Deployment Manager, see Deployment Manager 4.4.x.
Add gated reviews
DevOps helps to accelerate the app maker's ability to promote their applications from environment to environment, but there are times when you might want to add quality gates to this process. You can add in a quality gate review for the practice committee before the pipeline pushes the changes to production. This gives app makers the freedom to promote their own changes while still ensuring quality in your individual low-code applications. The practice managers can create one standard pipeline template that is the best fit for each application.