What does Value Stream Management have to do with Agile? Absolutely nothing

The concept of value streams grew out of manufacturing, where work and processes were analyzed, and waste removed, to increase value to the organization and its customers. In the software development space, we’ve seen it grow out of the Agile and DevOps methodologies. As the pace of software ‘manufacturing’ quickened, and more parts of the organization … continue reading

Challenges to effective DevOps collaboration

Developer productivity is impacted by many factors, including an organization’s tools, practices, policies, and individual preferences. As you evaluate your current collaboration landscape, consider how the following may be holding your organization back from optimizing DevOps team efficiency. Collaboration silos inhibit productivity Teams tend to organically develop their own ways of working together using favorite … continue reading

How no-code disrupts traditional mobile code-based app development

End users today have been conditioned to expect a lot from their applications. First, they should have an amazingly easy experience. They also should be able to utilize all the features of the device they’re running on. Apps should be intuitive and actually help users along, by anticipating and pre-filling data entry into forms and … continue reading

Value stream DevOps puts emphasis on people

Over the past 10 years, many organizations that create software have adopted DevOps technologies, all of which were designed to help organizations deliver quality software faster.  They’ve adopted CI/CD pipelines, they’ve embraced Agile coding practices, they’ve shifted security and testing to happen earlier in the development cycle, and yet companies still lament they’re not delivering … continue reading

Agile costing and capitalization – How to work with finance to scale Agile

“Today every company is a technology company, no matter what product or service it provides.” And to rapidly produce competitive products and services that customers love, your technology company is likely using Agile and scaling your Agile teams for faster product or software delivery. While it’s clear to many technology executives and development leaders that … continue reading

Agile integration bridges the gap between legacy and modern systems

While the industry is moving to more modern software development approaches in order to become more agile and stay competitive, there is still one piece to the puzzle that is missing: The valuable digital assets that are contained in the systems built before the modern approaches.  As organizations move towards microservices, cloud native and greenfield … continue reading

Sparx Systems’ EA Widens Support for Methodologies

Sparx Systems specializes in high-performance, scalable,  visual modeling tools for the planning, design, and construction of software-intensive systems, according to Tom O’Reilly, chief operating officer (COO). In the latest version of Enterprise Architect (EA), Sparx continues to add new features to  its modeling and design platform, which covers the entire software development life cycle, facilitates … continue reading

The 2019 SD Times Software Testing Showcase

Software testing ain’t what it used to be. That’s for sure. The days of waiting for a software release incorporating new features and bug fixes to be locked down so it could be “thrown over the wall” to test/QA teams to validate are long gone. We now see organizations releasing software multiple times per day, … continue reading

Perfecto: Continuous Testing at Scale

DevOps teams need to deliver high-quality web and mobile software quickly to satisfy end customers and keep their employers’ businesses competitive. But it can be difficult to assure product quality when the target devices are undergoing software and browser updates themselves.  Testing remains a DevOps bottleneck because there isn’t enough testing and quality assurance talent … continue reading

Mobile Labs Right-Sizes Testing

When it comes to mobile app testing labs, one size doesn’t fit all. App team sizes differ, as do app requirements and team preferences. Recognizing that, Mobile Labs recently announced three different solutions for teams just getting started with testing, enterprise teams and teams that need real-time testing capabilities. “The biggest testing challenge in the … continue reading

ProdPerfect Removes the Burden of QA Testing

There are typically three levels of quality assurance testing maturity. One is the classic waterfall approach where it takes weeks to get a deploy ready. Then, there is the continuous development and continuous delivery approach where QA engineers are put in place to handle automation. The most mature way of tackling QA is removing QA … continue reading

Eggplant Uses AI to Keep Users Happy and Drive Business Outcomes

Everyone wants to test faster and cheaper, but they forget about testing smarter in the process. A recent report from the test automation company Eggplant found improving customer experience is the number one priority for organizations, but almost half of businesses are having trouble testing for real user experience. The research also found that business … continue reading

Test automation at the speed of DevOps

Remember the old adage: “Speed, Cost, Quality -– pick any two?”  This tradeoff is no longer an option. With digital transformation initiatives driving DevTest teams to scale Agile and adopt DevOps, all three vectors must be addressed. This requires a fundamental shift in how you approach testing. It’s not a matter of acquiring more or … continue reading

2019 Software Testing Showcase

Eggplant helps organizations put users at the center of software testing to create amazing digital experiences that drive user adoption, conversion, and retention. Our Digital Automation Intelligence Suite interacts with software exactly like a real user to test the true user experience, and auto-generates tests at the UI and API level for greater productivity. Eggplant … continue reading

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