Does your company make devs physically run around asking for permission to deploy code?

Jan 28, 2019 11 Comments

So it's my first time deploying some code to prod in this company I just joined and was told the policy is "you need to have managers' (notice the plural) approval". So I asked my manager how to get the approval and and was told to go talk to another random manager. I was like wtf but whatever so I went to that manager and he told me yeah I need to talk to another random manager. WTF!???

At least this is good for my cardio.



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TOP 11 Comments
  • Amazon / Other XIit65
    I used to work at Bloomberg. I remember it used to take me a month to accomplish what I had used to accomplish in a week at my prior company due to all the overhead and permissions for deploying code. But Bloomberg WLB was clutch.

    They have a product that basically prints money, and whose customers don't complain. There is zero incentive to innovate rapidly. This is why you have approvals.
    Jan 28, 2019 1
    • Bloomberg / Eng P2PSlayer
      Customers complain a ton, just not with their wallets.
      Jan 28, 2019
  • Rubrik sadio
    Yes, we have to get on our knees too and stick out our tongues while wagging our tails.
    Jan 28, 2019 1
    • Intel UGeJ58
      Yeah, sounds like a classic rookie charade
      Jan 28, 2019
  • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
    Depends where you work in Bloomberg. In my department, your changes are merged and auto-deployed to the daily release, which is QA'd in beta before being approved for prod. We also have auto-deploys to alpha and beta environments for open pull requests, with mandatory automated CI tests that must pass before merge.
    Jan 28, 2019 0
  • Sounds like it needs some servicenow to help automate that process
    Jan 28, 2019 0
  • Intuit what!
    We need to create a Change request which goes through approval process. Software workflow/emails does most of the work. No need to chase people.
    Jan 28, 2019 0
  • Microsoft wbYt28
    Nope. My changes auto deploy as soon as my PR merges. Usually sign-off from any dev (non manager) is plenty to pass those gates.
    Jan 28, 2019 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng

    Bloomberg Eng

    What team are you on? I never had to physically corral managers for deployment. Just BPKG or cut the CD release, then get the PRQS approved.
    Jan 28, 2019 0
  • IBM / Eng solo8
    Any CI/CD tool will do the job on PR merge. Lol
    Jan 28, 2019 0
  • PayPal wervziv
    Bloomberg is the shittiest company ever
    Jan 28, 2019 0


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