IT Culture

May 20, 2020

Nearly 3,700 people told GitLab about their DevOps journeys. Respondents shared that their roles are changing dramatically, no matter where they sit in the organization. The lines surrounding the traditional definitions of dev, sec, ops and test have blurred, and as we enter the second half of 2020, it is perhaps more important than ever for companies to understand how these roles are evolving ...

May 18, 2020

The unprecedented global pandemic required organizations around the world to move their workforce almost completely remote — some in a matter of days. While many startups and organizations previously had a culture where employees were enabled to work remotely, that was not the case for all organizations. As a result, many employees are adjusting to a new way of working, including one audience some may not have expected: developers ...

April 29, 2020

The third and final key takes this down to the individual level. The motivation for knowledge work must come from our hearts ...

April 28, 2020

Some research that I come back to frequently was done by Google as part of their Project Aristotle. They did multi-year research on 180 teams to answer the question "what factors are most conducive to high-performing teams?" The 5 factors they isolated were somewhat surprising, and can be summarized as ...

April 27, 2020

One of the challenges that development and IT operations teams have been experiencing for many years is the struggle to keep different environments in sync and to follow an orderly development lifecycle in a way that's efficient and painless. The DevOps revolution has been extremely influential. But late adopters that have been contemplating shifting from a world of ad hoc deployments to a world of systematic innovation delivery, might now have both the impetus and the opportunity they've been looking for ...

April 14, 2020

With very few exceptions, all software engineering teams are now operating in a fully distributed mode due to the COVID-19 crisis and our efforts to keep team members safe and avoid spreading the virus. For teams that were already fully distributed, the interruptions are likely minimal. But those that are making the rapid transition from fully- or partially-colocated to 100% distributed are experiencing significant disruptions to their operations — and their cloud security posture ...

April 13, 2020

As your development team is working remotely and being tasked with conducting "business as usual," you need simple solutions to put into place for your newly dispersed team to ensure your team can work effectively and efficiently. It is critical that each person is set-up to have a productive work space, proper communication technology and DevOps tools ...

April 07, 2020

With the surge of COVID-19, our daily lives have changed — both personally and professionally. Its impact has caused an entire shift on how we work and where we work. For now, your entire software development team has to work remotely. For many organizations, the digital transformation efforts that were implemented before the crisis have added another layer in their transition to remote work. In these circumstances, you might be wondering how to successfully manage an IT digital transformation while shifting to a remote team ...

March 26, 2020

Human transformation is the single most critical success factor to enable DevOps practices and patterns for enterprise IT organizations. Traditional upskilling and talent development approaches won't be enough for enterprises to remain competitive because the increasing demand for IT professionals with core human skills is escalating to a point that business leaders have not yet seen in their lifetime. We must update our humans through new skill sets as often, and with the same focus, as our technology ...

March 02, 2020

Digital transformation is all about leveraging technology into all areas of a business, leading to change in the way a business operates. It’s no secret that this idea of digital transformation has taken the world by storm. One of the biggest byproducts of this movement is the SaaS industry. SaaS companies alone generated more than $72 billion in 2018 ...

February 10, 2020

Two of the most daunting questions software engineers often hear are: "when will this be done?" and "how much will this cost?" Project managers and clients need to know these answers, but developers don't usually work in the same way where they can deliver certain answers to those questions. They often provide their best guess to those questions, only for the client to be disappointed when the project runs long or costs more than expected. But there is a better approach to budgeting for product updates: user story mapping and forecasting ...

November 21, 2019

The roles involved in driving business forward through software development go beyond the traditional developer title and responsibilities appear to be growing, according to the 2019 Role of the Developer Survey from IDG Communications ...

September 17, 2019

While DevOps has been around for a decade and has proven effective in delivering applications faster and more reliably while saving money, many organizations have not embraced or implemented DevOps methods. In order to effectively implement DevOps throughout an organization, changes are required in its technology culture — beginning at the top ...

August 12, 2019

While DevOps is by now a well-established philosophy, practice and tool for boosting an organization's ability to rapidly deliver services and applications, one overriding DevOps myth still prevents many organizations from maximizing the value their teams are able to deliver. That myth? That DevOps will fix your Dev culture ...

July 29, 2019

The relationship between marketers and developers is one of the most essential for business success. Together these two teams define and control the customer experience. However, anyone that's ever worked in an office knows that miscommunication and misunderstandings are inevitable in this kind of working relationship. Twilio SendGrid recently dug into the inner workings of this vital partnership and what we found highlights how it is evolving with digitization, how this dynamic impacts business outcomes and how the right technology can strengthen the developer-marketer bond ...

June 24, 2019

Any time you embark on a new initiative across your organization getting buy-in is critical. This is especially true of DevOps initiatives. The nature of DevOps dictates that adopting it impacts engineers, sys admins, quality assurance, and the executives setting priorities for quarters ahead ...

May 14, 2019

Most (85 percent) of organizations have adopted, or plan to adopt, a product-centric application delivery model, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. Although full adoption is rare, overall, survey respondents use the product-centric model for 40 percent of their work in 2018. Gartner predicts that this figure will reach 80 percent by 2022 ...

April 11, 2019

Enterprises in the US and Europe have evolved their views on Agile and DevOps methodologies, with the vast majority now focused on how to scale and optimize the practices instead of whether to adopt them, according to a new report from ISG ...

April 09, 2019

Tech professionals in DevOps, web product manager (WPM), and developer roles have prioritized coding and scripting, systems and infrastructure, and database management skills development in the past 12 months. When it comes to the next three to five years, they are looking to develop skills in areas like security management and hybrid IT, while eyeing career paths such as data science and analytics ...

March 27, 2019

Automation process and soft skills are the most important "must-have" DevOps skills, according to the 2019 Upskilling: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report from DevOps Institute ...

March 25, 2019

As companies change the way they deliver IT services and software, businesses need the right talent who can adapt to this shift and raise the bar for software delivery. This is proven to be true with Puppet’s fifth annual 2018 DevOps Salary Report, revealing that as the IT jobs landscape continues to evolve, larger organizations with more complex infrastructure are paying more for better talent and diverse skills ...

March 13, 2019

While developers have the power to change the world with each tap of the keyboard, results from SolarWinds Cloud Confessions: The Trouble with Troubleshooting revealed a disconnect between technology pros' skills to innovate and the tasks they must deal with on an everyday basis. Troubleshooting application issues was the No. 1 activity on which tech professionals (including web product managers (WPMs), developers, and DevOps teams) spend their time, which results in less time for product development and innovation ...

March 07, 2019

DevOps promotes and facilitates the coordination between the software developers who create apps and the operations personnel who deploy them, but as the newly released Evans Data survey DevOps 2019 shows the two groups often have very different ideas ...

February 13, 2019

DevOps continues to gain significant momentum as teams look to master Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD). This is transforming how and what is being developed and released. As a result, software development teams and organizations continue to undergo rapid change. Not only that, but teams are also getting increasingly more diverse, in location, generation, gender and culture. So how do the technical and people managers in DevOps adjust? ...

January 17, 2019

To better align business and IT objectives, enterprise organizations should focus on the core "problems" that individual business units face today in driving out real consumer value. Until the roadblocks and inhibitors — and, ultimately, the resultant technical debt — are removed from the equation, large enterprise organizations will continue struggling to succeed ...

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