IBM releases WebSphere Liberty code to open source

IBM today is moving the code that underlies its WebSphere Liberty solution for development using Agile and DevOps methodologies to GitHub, where it will be available this week under the Eclipse Public License v1. The Open Liberty project is working to create a new runtime for Java microservices that can be moved between different cloud … continue reading

Top 5 challenges when scaling DevOps in the enterprise

The goals and principles of DevOps should be the same in any organization; however, scaling DevOps practices in large enterprises with hundreds of applications, geographically dispersed teams, and both loosely and tightly coupled architectures presents some unique challenges. Each enterprise has its own DNA that has organically evolved through generations of applications and technologies with … continue reading

CA report shows significant success gap in approaches to development

In a report titled “Don’t Let an Outdated Software Strategy Hold You Back,” CA Technologies has revealed the results of a survey of more than 1,200 IT leaders by industry analyst Freeform Dynamics. The core findings of the report show a significant gap between the top 25% of enterprises, referred to as the “Masters of … continue reading

Are business agility and growth on your organization’s radar?

Enterprises need to let teams find their own rhythms, but come together at critical junctures. To read more about how companies are scaling Agile today, see here for a full report.  It’s important for organizations to be able to measure how they are achieving business agility. Executive needs to have a strategy, to understand how … continue reading

Hindsight Software updates BehavePro for agile behavior-driven development

The biggest cause of defects in software is related to problems with requirements. According to Hindsight Software founder Alan Parkinson, more than 54 percent of defects can be traced to miscommunication of requirements. The company last week released an update to its BehavePro editor, an add-on to Atlassian’s JIRA defect-tracking tool, that gives product owners, … continue reading

From the editor’s notebook

Value Stream Integration. Digital Twinning. Events as API strategy. These topics are the ones we’ve been hearing about this summer, and a trip through this editor’s notebook will share some thoughts on these matters. According to Tasktop’s Mik Kersten, Agile and DevOps are local optimizations of your value stream, with DevOps leading a digital transformation … continue reading

Scaling Agile

The concepts of Agile software development are well understood, more than a decade after the original manifesto was put to paper. It calls for things such as “people over process” and “responding to change over following a plan.” Of course, the devil is in the details, and companies are hitting a wall in trying to … continue reading

Dev-Oops: Why DevOps efforts fail

The main goal of DevOps is quite simple: ship software updates frequently, reliably, and with better quality. This goal is somewhat “motherhood and apple pie,” since almost every organization will agree that they want to get there. Many will tell you they’ve already embarked on the DevOps journey by following some commonly followed frameworks, such … continue reading

CollabNet, VersionOne announce merger

Developer software company CollabNet today announced it is merging with VersionOne, a provider of software for agile enterprises. Terms of the deal, which closed last Thursday, were not disclosed. The deal enables the company to offer solutions designed to empower organizations to flow Agile practices through all aspects of the business, align business goals with … continue reading

The 2017 Agile Showcase

The notion of Agile software development has been around for more than a decade. The goals, of course, are to have developers work more efficiently, shorten time-to-market of business deliverables, and respond to defects, market conditions or add new features more quickly. This is well understood. What is less well understood is how organizations should … continue reading

Agile can’t succeed as an island

More development teams have adopted agile and lean ways of working to deliver better quality products faster. Despite their efforts, they’re still missing deadlines and churning out buggy software. Most of these teams are expected to solve business problems, but their work doesn’t align with business objectives. In fact, there’s a huge disconnect between development … continue reading

HPE software enables agile business

Many Agile and DevOps teams are successfully reducing software delivery cycle times and improving product quality, but their work doesn’t always align with business objectives because CIOs and IT portfolio managers lack the visibility they need to ensure business and product alignment. Although modern software tools generate a lot of data and more of them … continue reading

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