Agile Leadership Workshop – More Answers from the Expert

Over the past two weeks I have been fortunate enough to be allowed to run 5 workshops on Agility in general. While these have been sales or marketing funded, I was allowed to run them without any interference and we were able to come up with some great interaction and engagement. One thing I did promise to each workshop was that any question I couldn’t answer during it I would type up and send out in a follow up email. Below is a collection of all the unanswered questions I was able to gather, I hope I didn’t lose any, … LEARN MORE »

Implementing Gitflow with TeamForge and Gerrit Part III – Alternative approaches.

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In this blog post series we talk about access right mappings between TeamForge and its Gerrit integration. The topics covered by each part are: in Part I: What Gitflow is, and how to best use it with TeamForge/Gerrit user defined repository policies in Part II: How to implement your own user-defined repo category with branch based permissions in TeamForge 7.1. in Part III: Alternative approaches to implement branch based permissions (without user-defined repo categories) and when to use which approach. Target audience: Project admins, Gerrit administrators using our TeamForge integration. In the first part of this serie, we have looked … LEARN MORE »

Grasping Agility; Hardening Sprints: A Fat Free Candy!

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I wanted to start off this blog with a succinct definition of “Hardening Sprint” so we are all on the same page. I couldn’t find one. I found a lot of words on the Scaled Agile Framework site that talk about and apparently justify Hardening Sprints if you want to read that. I decided to work up a quick definition of a “Hardening Sprint” myself: A pre-planned iteration in which we will do all the things we should be doing all along, but won’t. I’m reminded of a particular label that is very common on candy in stores these days. … LEARN MORE »

CloudForge’s Improved Subversion Service

The Backstory Since joining the CloudForge Development team within CollabNet nearly a year ago, several of my colleagues and I have been primarily focused on delivering improvements to the scalability and reliability of the CloudForge improved Subversion service.  With tens of terabytes of live Subversion repository data being generated and used by tens of thousands of our customers, even the smallest improvements we make to the service have a pretty big impact. CloudForge was built on a strong Subversion architecture, but over the years the ever-growing number of customers put a strain on the platform.  In the original architecture, customers (organizations) were … LEARN MORE »

Gerrit Dependency Management with GitEye

Introduction In my earlier blogs, TeamForge for Gerrit and GitEye and Interactive Rebase, I showed you the basics of using Gerrit with TeamForge and GitEye.  I also delved into using interactive rebase to squash multiple commits into one so that you can push to Gerrit, creating a single Gerrit change.  In this follow up blog I will give you some tips on managing Gerrit dependencies. Pushing Multiple Commits to Gerrit In my blog GitEye and Interactive Rebase I showed you what to do if you have made multiple commits and now you want to create a single Gerrit change that combines them.  Let’s suppose, … LEARN MORE »

Introducing TeamForge Project Scope into Gerrit – Welcome to cross repo dashboards and RBAC

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If you ever wondered how you can see Gerrit change requests of different repositories but same TeamForge project in one dashboard/report you can assign custom Gerrit access rights to project role so that they apply to all Git repositories within the same TeamForge project you can make a Git repository visible to all project members of this TeamForge project but not to all members of the entire site (default access permissions) … read on. Fortunately, our blog posts are not just a one way street, unidirectional information broadcasting mechanism. We are listening to your comments and will turn your feedback … LEARN MORE »

GitEye and Interactive Rebase

Introduction As I mentioned in my earlier blog, TeamForge for Gerrit, a Gerrit patch set must be associated with one and only one commit.  In this blog I will talk about how you can commit your work periodically as you work on your change request and later use the interactive rebase feature in GitEye to squash your commits into one commit, and to compose a commit message suitable for Gerrit. The Scenario I have cloned a TeamForge Git repository and configured it for Gerrit as described in my earlier blog.  Also following the steps described in the earlier blog I have created and checked out … LEARN MORE »

Agile at Scale for only 3 easy installments of $19.99! Guaranteed!

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I’ve just returned from the Scrum Gathering put on by the Scrum Alliance in New Orleans. I enjoyed the event quite a lot, New Orleans is a great town, and there was a great deal of information and energy at the sessions I attended. One of the goals I had was to get some education on these agile at scale things such as the Scaled Agile Framework and Disciplined Agile Delivery. I am asked frequently about Scaled Agile Framework in particular, and until attending the gathering I only really knew what I had read about it online. After the gathering? I know more, enough that I … LEARN MORE »

TeamForge for Gerrit- Ready for the Enterprise

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Git, Gerrit and TeamForge In this blog, I will show you how to use GitEye with Gerrit, the most widely used code review and permissions management framework for Git.  Although GitEye will work with any Gerrit server, I will be using TeamForge for Git.  TeamForge extends and wraps Gerrit, adding centralized role-based access control (RBAC) and greatly simplifying management of Gerrit access rights.  It also provides powerful features such as history protection, making Git ready for the enterprise. TeamForge Git Repository Configured for Optional Review TeamForge Role-Based Access Control Clone Repository The first thing I will do is clone my TeamForge Git … LEARN MORE »

Top 7 Benefits of Using a Shared Services Model for Agile and ALM Success

At the end of June I will be speaking at the National Laboratories Information Technology conference in San Francisco . This is a great conference where the brightest minds in the federal technology sector gather to share experiences and knowledge. The focus of my talk is around leveraging the “shared services” model. This has proven very effective for both government agencies and enterprise IT organizations. Specifically, the session will look at the top seven benefits of using a Shared Services Model using a real-life case study of Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, … LEARN MORE »

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