A sober view of DevOps and the value it can create

To fully participate in the digital economy and stay ahead of customer expectations, enterprise IT must deliver software faster than ever before. As a result, Agile development and DevOps processes have become critical for IT to meet the challenges of the digital world. Those processes give enterprises flexibility, enabling them to pivot as needed to … continue reading

2020 Software Supply Chain Must-Knows

Open source software is taking the world of software development into new frontiers and changing the way industries create and consume software. However, there is a learning curve with open source use and businesses need to not only be able to trust the open source software being used in their solutions, but they need to … continue reading

‘Security debt’ focus of 2019 State of Software Security report

In 2011, Marc Andreessen wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal that included the now-famous phrase “software is eating the world.” Eight years on, that statement rings truer than ever. It’s not a stretch to say that software is eating the cybersecurity world as well. The fallout from not integrating security early in the … continue reading

Learning about your software progressively

Progressive delivery is the natural extension of continuous delivery but refines what it means to “deliver” because unlike the ‘big bang’ of an all-or-nothing release cutover, progressive delivery enables the business to gradually expose new functionality to limited numbers of users to assess the impact on user behavior and system health before expanding the release … continue reading

What to look for in a messaging platform

Consider how your DevOps organization collaborates today. Do teams struggle with particular challenges or hurdles? What aspects of a modern messaging platform can help them be more productive and efficient? The following considerations can help you identify the features and capabilities of a messaging platform that can empower your DevOps teams to work smarter together. … continue reading

Real-time messaging across the DevOps lifecycle

A modern messaging platform acts as your command center for software development, delivery, and operations. It’s the place where your teams meet to discuss ideas and issues, make decisions, access information, and manage workflows tied to your DevOps tools and systems. Plan   Your messaging platform is the system of record for team conversations related to … continue reading

Test environment management an obstacle to continuous testing, report finds

Companies may be shifting testing left, but lack of access to internal services as well as external services can delay testing and cause unnecessary bottlenecks. According to the Sogeti 2019 Continuous Testing report, test environments are one of the biggest bottlenecks to achieving continuous testing. The survey results reveal the inordinate amount of time that … continue reading

The top reasons to adopt a modern messaging platform

The right messaging platform will unlock your team’s potential for advanced collaboration with powerful capabilities that drive increased efficiency, productivity, and velocity. The following considerations can help you define messaging requirements for your organization. RELATED CONTENT: Real-time messaging across the DevOps lifecycle Challenges to effective DevOps collaboration What to look for in a messaging platform Designed … continue reading

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

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