Q&A with Read It Quik Editor Meghna Lal

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by readitquik.com editor Meghna Lal. We discussed several topics including my background and what led me here to CollabNet, our company’s role in the DevOps market, and where the industry is headed. We also covered important trends and technologies worth watching. We covered how today’s software-driven world is driving DevOps to be explored at the executive level. IT challenges have become business challenges and organizations know now that in order to succeed they must deliver better quality applications at a faster speed. And that is our sweet spot. You can read the …

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Why FinServ Software Delivery Is Ripe for Value Stream Management

(Contributed by Mr. Marco Morales who is the director of global solutions for digital transformation products at CollabNet.)     As you’ve probably seen, CollabNet has been all around the globe in the last few months meeting with IT decision makers and managers to discuss Value Stream Management for software delivery. We hosted a number of half-day seminars in cities like Paris, Los Angeles, Seattle and Berlin and were pleased to see this topic—improving software delivery through Value Stream Mapping (VSM)—really resonates with IT leaders at large organizations.  Many of them are familiar with VSM as a Lean Management method. Yet they …

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DevOps Enterprise Summit London: What Did We Learn?

We learned a lot at DevOps Enterprise Summit in London (DOES17) this month. Nearly 700 of our software delivery peers came in from around the world for non-stop DevOps-themed keynotes, sessions, workshops and networking events. It was a rare opportunity to meet so many engaging, insightful and knowledgeable people who shared a lot about their own experiences and challenges with us at the conference. We also contributed to the body of knowledge with our latest thinking around Value Stream Mapping and the latest capabilities of CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager. We were encouraged by the positive feedback and interest we received. Not only did we learn (and share!) …

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Couldn’t Join the #DevOpsValueStream CrowdChat with Forrester Analyst Diego Lo Giudice? Here’s What you Missed!

Just recently Eric Robertson, VP of DevOps Product Engineering and Management at CollabNet and Forrester analyst Diego Lo Giudice hosted a live CrowdChat to discuss DevOps Value Streams. CrowdChat makes community discussions around particular topics easy to host. Chats can be accessed via your own LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook. Chat topics are organized by hashtags. The hashtag of our latest CrowdChat was #DevOpsValueStreams. Diego, Eric and other members of the CollabNet and software delivery community contributed to the conversation with thoughts, questions, comments and lively debate. The live chat received more than 550 views in one hour, and covered topics …

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Gartner Names CollabNet Visionary in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools Magic Quadrant

Get Your Complimentary Copy of the Enterprise Agile Planning Tools Magic Quadrant Now Gartner recently acknowledged CollabNet as a visionary in a broad Agile Planning Tools report, the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools,” written by analysts Thomas E. Murphy, Mike West and Keith James Mann. You can read the corresponding full announcement here. Gartner defines visionaries as vendors that understand where the market is going or have a vision for changing market rules. This report specifically cites CollabNet’s strength in helping organizations move from Waterfall to Agile development methods, bridging between traditional IT legacy applications and new technologies. …

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Join CollabNet at DevOps Enterprise Summit in London, June 5-6

Thus far in 2017, CollabNet has expanding efforts overseas and attended numerous technical conferences in Europe, becoming a leading vendor in the European DevOps market.  As we hit the year’s midway point, we are excited to announce additional events in Europe where you can find us. We are thrilled to attend and support as Gold Sponsors the 2017 DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) in London. DOES London runs from June 5-6 and will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre. DOES events are an enriching experience for all who attend. IT Revolution, the organization responsible for organizing DOES, cultivates a …

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We’re in the Midst of a Pivotal Year for DevOps

Better Software Magazine is an excellent resource for any IT professional involved in development, testing, project management, QA and more. The magazine is a TechWell publication and covers topics such as Agile methodologies, DevOps mobile and cloud. I was recently invited to write The Last Word column in the Spring 2017 Edition. In this recent column titled, “2017 is a Pivotal Year for DevOps,” I write about the importance of software development and DevOps for today’s digital economy and point out that better customer experiences are driven by better software. To quote from the article, “the quality and functionality of …

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People’s Choice Award! Vote for CollabNet DLM by June 2!

CollabNet was recently honored with a Stevie Award for the 2017 “Best New Product or Service of the Year” for our DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM) solution. We are honored to have won this award, but it’s not over yet and now we need your help. The Stevie Awards, or American Business Awards, have been recognizing business achievements in a wide variety of sectors for 15 years. As part of our selection, CollabNet’s DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM) is now up for a People’s Choice Award in addition to the Bronze award we already won for best new product in the software …

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Discover the Value of Value Stream Mapping in Webinar Featuring Forrester’s Diego Lo Giudice

CollabNet hosted recently a “Value Stream Management Success” webinar featuring Diego Lo Giudice, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester, and Eric Robertson, Vice President of DevOps Product Engineering and Management at CollabNet. They had a lot to share about the value of value stream mapping (VSM) to DevOps. VSM is a method – similar to a flow chart – that analyzes all of the events and processes involved in taking a product or service through production and to the customer. This webinar explored how VSM is an effective tool for DevOps teams in industries facing varying levels of digital …

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Does DevOps Differ Based on Geographical Region?

At CollabNet, we have been expanding our footprint around the world. We have made investments and added resources to grow our European and Asian markets. To support our global efforts, we asked three leading DevOps journalists to share their perspectives about the different regions. We learned about some important industry nuances across regions, what contributes to those variations, and what that means for all of us invested in the software development industry. We reached out to Adrian Bridgwater, a technology journalist; Madison Moore, a journalist from SD Times; and Alan Shimel, editor-in-chief at DevOps.com, and here’s what we learned: All …

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