Agile

July 31, 2017

Agile development compresses software testing cycles, jeopardizing risk coverage and opening the door for software failures. Here's what you can do ...

July 27, 2017

While 75 percent of organizations highlight continuous testing as critical or important, only a minority of survey respondents have made exceptional progress acquiring the necessary knowledge and key enablers to drive digital transformation, according to a global study by CA Technologies ...

June 28, 2017

Why Agile? DEVOPSdigest asked the experts for their opinions on what are the most important advantages of being Agile. Part 5, the final installment, covers how Agile improves product quality and the customer experience ...

June 26, 2017

Why Agile? DEVOPSdigest asked the experts for their opinions on what are the most important advantages of being Agile. Part 4 covers how Agile impacts team productivity ...

June 23, 2017

Why Agile? DEVOPSdigest asked the experts for their opinions on what are the most important advantages of being Agile. Part 3 covers how Agile enables you to grow and adapt to change ...

June 21, 2017

Why Agile? DEVOPSdigest asked the experts for their opinions on what are the most important advantages of being Agile. Part 2 is all about speed ...

June 19, 2017

Earlier this year, DEVOPSdigest featured a list of expert opinions on the essential steps to become agile. Now that we have an idea on how to achieve agility, however, we have to consider why. What's the payoff? With this question in mind, DEVOPSdigest asked the experts — including analysts, consultants and vendors — for their opinions on what are the most important advantages of being Agile ...

May 08, 2017

With increased competition, enterprises now require greater agility than ever before, and traditional approaches simply can’t provide the speed enterprises demand. To remain competitive with these new players, companies need to improve their operational agility both in the data center and the WAN ...

April 24, 2017

The expectation of regular software updates – it's what developers are tasked with, and what users expect and demand. Increased functionality, better performance, and fewer bugs – often in a week or less. Automation of critical processes such as QA can help meet the gargantuan task of constant updates, but it can also send your software into a death spiral of user abandonment unless deployed correctly ...

April 12, 2017

DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry — including analysts, consultants and vendors — for their opinions on the best way for a development or DevOps team to become more Agile. Part 5, the final installment in this series, provides tips on empowering people ...

April 10, 2017

DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry for their opinions on the best way for a development or DevOps team to become more Agile. Part 4 covers DevOps technologies ...

April 07, 2017

DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry for their opinions on the best way for a development or DevOps team to become more Agile. Part 3 provides some tips for getting started and gaining feedback ...

April 05, 2017

DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry for their opinions on the best way for a development or DevOps team to become more Agile. Part 2 covers processes including automation, continuous delivery and testing ..

April 03, 2017

One of the most ubiquitous words in the development and DevOps vocabularies is "Agile." It is that shining, valued, and sometimes elusive goal that all enterprises strive for. But how do you get there? How does your organization become truly Agile? With these questions in mind, DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry — including analysts, consultants and vendors — for their opinions on the best way for a development or DevOps team to become more Agile ...

February 23, 2017

Here in the software world, we are beyond the beginning of technology advancements and we continue to accelerate faster than organizations are able to adapt toward further innovation. A simple truth, though: Organizations must find a way to future proof themselves or face some tough realities ...

January 30, 2017

Agile software development methods were introduced less than a decade ago, but their popularity has seen a steady rise. However, according to Zephyr's annual How the World Tests report, while a large number of the companies are adopting agile testing methodologies, they face a fair number of obstacles in successful adoption. Here, we’ll cover the key findings of that report and what they mean for those looking to adopt an agile testing process ...

January 23, 2017

Until recently, many IT leaders still believed they could allow their mainframe environments to languish in two-code-drops-a-year waterfall mode, while they embraced DevOps and Agile across their distributed and cloud environments. This so-called "Bimodal lT" strategy has proven to be dangerously flawed. So how do you actually get your mainframe environment up to speed? ...

December 13, 2016

DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, often controversial and sometimes contradictory predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 2 covers development and testing ...

December 02, 2016

When looking at the tools and methodologies used today to manage software development, we see a diverse array. There are traditional waterfall methodologies and tools, agile principles, ALM tools, and increasingly, a DevOps toolchain. The primary objective behind each of these approaches and tools is to manage the development and delivery of software for the enterprise. Software development affects all aspects of operations and is tied more closely to the enterprise than ever before. To truly optimize the development lifecycle and enhance collaboration across the enterprise, we must head toward a new generation of tools aimed at accelerating the pipeline while improving quality ...

September 30, 2016

At its core, DevOps is about building and delivering quality software at scale. But exactly how you go about doing that is going to vary from company to person to project. DevOps does not look the same anywhere ...

September 28, 2016

The reason Gartner brought the idea of bimodal IT to light was to create breathing space so that organizations could transform and innovate without crashing and burning. The reason that Agile was created, for instance, was to enable a faster, more responsive process than waterfall practices can offer. However, switching to continuous delivery and integration mode too quickly could prove disastrous for certain systems, as some change carries more inherent risk than other changes. Following are key elements to consider when transitioning to ensure that applications continue to run at optimal levels ...

September 26, 2016

Sometimes a phrase or concept becomes so popular that its original meaning gets buried beneath people's alternative meanings or outright misappropriations. This is what has happened with "bimodal IT." Consequently, organizations have expectations and assumptions that differ from the original term, leading to confusion, disappointment and even disillusionment in some cases. Let's examine what this term "bimodal IT" actually means, why it makes sense in some cases and how to ease the pain of transition ...

September 07, 2016

In an industry where failure is unavoidable, learning and innovating through feedback loops is your best course of action. Instead of focusing on increasing the time until your next failure, you should focus on decreasing the time it takes for your systems to recover following a failure ...

August 31, 2016

DevOps means a mindset of getting better at getting better. You need to get better to fulfill customer needs, and therefore you need to get interested in what your customer wants and make sure the feedback loop will be as short as possible. How do you reach the state of "get better at getting better"? ...

August 29, 2016

When I was an active football player one summer I wanted to do extra training. I skipped the leg training, because I did some running as well, but the trainer said "never skip a leg day". What does this have to do with DevOps? ...

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