Topic: management

SD Times news digest: Planview acquires AI/ML company Aptage, AWS IoT SiteWise, and Docker teams up with AWS on bringing apps to the cloud

Planview announced the acquisition of Aptage, which focuses on the application of AI/ML to portfolio management and work management. “For Planview, the acquisition of Aptage brings data science and domain expertise in AI/ML. Not only will that accelerate the company’s current roadmap in AI/ML – a growing area of focus for the market and our … continue reading

SD Times Blog: You don’t choose digital transformation; digital transformation chooses you

I’ve spent the past few weeks researching and interviewing for a longer piece in our January issue about the digital transformation. While I sometimes get fed up with this term being bandied about too often, my research showed me just how acutely enterprises are feeling the squeeze of their markets, and how their response must … continue reading

GitHub previews membership APIs

GitHub is making it easier to remotely administer repositories and organizations on its platform. Yesterday the company opened access to a preview version of its new Organization Memberships APIs, which allow for the remote administration of access privileges and user-management tasks. The new APIs will be available in preview form until they are finalized, thus … continue reading

Pushing testers out of their comfort zone

Getting testers on board with agile development processes is the only way organizations can successfully make the transition to more frequent delivery of software while retaining quality. That’s the opinion of Selena Delesie, a software development and agile consultant who gave the keynote address at the annual STARWEST conference, running this week at the Disneyland … continue reading

Analyst View: Life in the fast lane

The pace of business (heck, the pace of life) gets faster and faster. Faster processing, faster delivery, faster innovation—and faster adoption and abandonment of that innovation—is the reality we all live in today. Leaders run fast businesses to win and to stay apace or in front of dynamic customers and disruptive competitive forces. They can’t … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Five resolutions for managers

While I don’t like to call myself a manager, I have spent a great deal of time managing people over the years. This has almost always been in a non-profit capacity, though it’s not always simply been about managing volunteers. Whilst working at a computer recycling center, we hired ex-cons and ex-meth addicts, typically with … continue reading

AWS Summit: Datapipe announces AWS deployment and management automation services; security partnership with FortyCloud

NEW YORK–Datapipe, a leader in secure managed hosting and cloud solutions for the enterprise, today announced a new suite of automation and orchestration services for its Managed Cloud for AWS solution. The new Datapipe Automation Services connect the enterprise with Datapipe automation experts who perform an audit of existing infrastructures, identify key opportunities for automation, … continue reading

On management

Writing software is hard, but organizing and dealing with people is far harder. In every organization, there are people who make the machine run better, and those that foul it up. The secret to being a good manager is being able to figure out who’s who in a lineup that includes many, many social defects. … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Handling feedback

Your app’s user interface is terrible. Your business plan is flawed. Your budget is unrealistic. Your code isn’t efficient. Clients are unhappy with your interpersonal skills. Your meetings are too long. You don’t seem to get along with your developers. You are hard to work with. You are being kicked off the task force because … continue reading

What’s YOUR strategy? Part 2

In order to get your strategy off the ground, you must convince the business side to join in … continue reading

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