The company I work for is filled with micro-managers who all think they speak the gospel. Everyone has their own input as to best practices of moving (software development) from Dev, to QA, to Production. I've been given a task to research the industry standard best practices on this very subject.
I've been on google for some time and I just cant find exactly what I'm looking for. In your experience, what is the procedure in moving from QA to Production (we're more interested in this move, than from Dev to QA; however any comments on that as well are much appreciated).
Some people say they want physical form signatures from department heads, some say the developers should do it, some say the developers should NOT do it... it's just a mess of "it should be done this way" input.
The more detail the better (less left open for mis-interpretation by the others).