Topic: waterfall

Compuware builds bridge to enterprise DevOps

Large organizations often have development teams dedicated to mainframe and non-mainframe development.  Both teams must embrace DevOps practices to meet time-to-market and quality imperatives, but they’re using different tools and operating at different speeds.  Compuware bridges the gap with a comprehensive DevOps toolchain for enterprise DevOps. With it, software organizations can build, test, manage and … continue reading

Project sponsor’s role: How to supervise software projects

According to Innotas Project and Portfolio Management Survey conducted in 2016, around 55 percent of software development projects launched in the first quarter of 2015 failed. In most cases, the blame lies not with the developers’ poor technical skills but with improper management of software development projects. This is often caused by bad project management … continue reading

Guest View: Maximizing taxpayer ROI through agile development

Knowing that vacationers were looking for information about hiking and camping in national forests, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) undertook a project to create an Interactive Visitor Map. The USFS hoped to provide visitors with an easy way to discover and explore recreational opportunities across 193 million acres of National Forest System land – including … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: 5 lessons learned from agile transformations

After a night of WebMD bingeing, you diagnose yourself with a disease called Waterfallitis (subtle, I know). Good news: WebMD says it’s treatable! The new cure is a revolutionary pill called AgileAspirin. You go to a doctor for a prescription, and she says this: “You have Waterfallitis. If you want to take AgileAspirin, your boss … 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

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

Guest View: An IT operating model fit for a king (and everyone else)

Barely five years ago, software developers in the United States and Europe were encouraged to look for other lines of work. India and China—according to those in the know—were destined to snatch up all the appealing coding jobs. That clearly didn’t happen. What did happen was an unexpected avalanche of new coding opportunities, brought about … continue reading

Guest View: Five reasons low-code development is no longer optional

Low-code application development is nothing new. In many ways, it’s simply an offshoot of the 4GL trend of the 1980s and 1990s. But in today’s fast-changing technology world, low-code has become more critical than ever. According to Forrester, the global market for low-code development will eclipse US$10 billion by 2019. That makes sense, since the … continue reading

Evolving ALM brings all hands on deck

Before the shift in software methodologies, the application life cycle was fairly simple—or at least straightforward. Now, contextual elements of ALM have changed drastically because of the evolving nature of the industry. Where the old ALM process was all about managing application development, today’s faster pace of delivery and more complex applications are forcing companies … continue reading

Guest View: Ending the agile/PMO tug of war

In many ways, agile principles seem antithetical to how Project-Management Office (PMO) systems operate. While PMOs exemplify structure, management and governance, agile developers focus on, well, agility. They plan in small increments, work quickly to solve immediate problems, and then move on to the next ones. This lends itself to a classic agile/PMO tug of … continue reading

Scaling enterprise agile

For years businesses have been practicing agile, seeing notable success in time to market, productivity and creativity at the team level. Now they want to expand the scope of those benefits. If you asked development teams a year or two ago to identify the biggest agile obstacle, most of them would have said getting management … continue reading

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