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

Guest View: Agile Chemistry – It’s the mix that matters

We hear frequent claims about the quality of software produced with Agile methods. Most of the sparse data on the subject come either from case studies, questionnaires, or university-based experiments. We finally have some industrial data comparing the structural quality of Agile and Waterfall methods, and the results are mixed—or rather they support mixed. Every … continue reading

Guest View: Learning from Goldilocks and the Three Bears

We all remember “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”: the timeless fairy tale in which a little girl stumbles upon the home of three bears while they’re gone. She proceeds to try bowls of porridge, chairs and beds—experiencing too hot, too cold, too lumpy and too soft—until she finds the taste and fit that’s “just right.” … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Water-Scrum-fall is the reality of agile

Agile practices are melding a bit with more traditional processes, so here is what you need to know to get by … continue reading

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