OpenMake Meister allows you to meet deadlines and beat budgets by providing your teams with build control and acceleration. Meister reduces development costs and increases control by eliminating expensive and time consuming manual activities that are often redundant and error prone. Unlike solutions that offer build workflow processing alone, Meister automates 100% of the tasks associated with managing the build to release process - from workflow management to deep integration with developer tools for managing what goes on in the software compile itself.
Key benefits for the Development Manager include:
- Reducing Redundant and Costly Manual Scripting
- Build Insight
- Build Consistency and Transparency
- Team Coordination
- ALM Process Automation
Reducing Redundant and Costly Manual Scripting
The Meister build framework allows your developers to write highly reusable build scripts that can be shared across the enterprise. This means that your developers spend less time writing manual scripts, which frequently become out of date, and more time writing business applications. Keep your project on schedule by reducing the number of scripts your developers need to write and maintain using Meister. In most cases, development teams move from managing thousands of build scripts to using a small handful of non-redundant, reusable Build Methods. Meister is the only build management tool that minimizes the redundancy found at the build scripting level.
Meister provides the insight into your project's potential success or failure, so you have the information you need for project decision making. Delivering the insight about builds in a transparent and easy to use interface provides your team the information they need - when they need it. Meister's Build Audit Reports allows the Development Manager to clearly see what source code was included in any production release, or pre-production release. Meister's Impact Analysis report allows the Development Manager to determine the risk associated with any single source code change.
Build Consistency and Repeatability
As a development manager, you need to deliver a consistent and transparent release to production control. With Meister, developers can deliver a software build to the production release team that will not break. Meister delivers both consistency and transparency to the compile and link step of the build process, allowing anyone on the team - or on a production control or QA team - to repeat a build.
Meister directly benefits the coordination of development activities by centrally managing all information related to your build process. Through this central management, enterprise developers are able to coordinate the introduction of changes into the development process, while keeping all teams in sync. Meister uses an innovative method of knowledge gathering to integrate builds and to predict build impact. Meister easily supports Lean Methodologies as well as those environments where the development to deployment life cycle is strictly monitored and audited.
ALM Process Automation
Meister integrates with "best of breed" open source and commercial application life cycle management tools, allowing your team to define an ALM process that supports their unique environment. Meister centralizes the logs of all tools called in the build process and coordinates email notifications of all build output.