Have you Taken the State of Agile Survey? Deadline Extended to the End of the Year

CollabNet VersionOne has been conducting the State of Agile survey for 13 years. This is a valuable body of research and is widely cited across the industry and across the world. We’ve decided to extend the deadline for receiving responses to the end of the year. Many organizations use the results in the State of Agile Report to gauge trends in the industry and help make decisions around implementing Agile. And many vendor organizations look to the State of Agile Report to gain insights on how to better serve customers. Of course the more IT professionals who take the survey, …

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CollabNet VersionOne Fall 2018 Release 

We are excited to announce the Fall 2018 Release. With this release, CollabNet VersionOne launches new capabilities for all of its products that provide development teams greater flexibility for planning and managing their software development and delivery processes. With a combination of tool integration, value capture, value creation and value delivery—as well as analytics and governance—CollabNet VersionOne has the enterprise value stream management solutions to help your organization deliver software with confidence. VersionOne for Scaling Agile VersionOne for Agile Management provides end-to-end enterprise agile lifecycle management that enables teams at all levels—Enterprise, Portfolio, Program, and Team—to collaborate, develop, and deliver software faster. The Fall 2018 Release of VersionOne …

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Four Questions to Manage Your Value Stream

While it may seem that DevOps is past its honeymoon phase, quite the opposite might be true. As noted in the 12th Annual State of Agile Report, 48 percent of respondents said that their organization is currently undergoing a DevOps initiative. That leaves 52 percent who are only planning or are not even on their DevOps journey yet! However, 65 percent of respondents said that a DevOps transformation was important or very important to their business. So, why might there be a lag between adoption and acknowledgement of benefits? One of the main reasons teams set out on a DevOps …

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Top Agile & DevOps Trends from the 12th Annual State of Agile Report

We are proud to announce the release of the 12th annual State of Agile report! Started by VersionOne in 2007, the report is the largest, longest running, and most widely-cited agile survey. Over the past 12 years, the State of Agile survey has reached thousands of professionals practicing agile around the world – and boy, have we learned a lot! Each year, the findings from the survey enlighten us as to the advancements made in the agile community, as well as the areas where we still need to improve. The data in this year’s report found that organizations are realizing …

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The Push and Pull of Software Delivery: The Case for Kanban

It’s no secret that software is king in every industry today, and it’s more challenging now than ever for organizations to keep up with customer demands. Whether it’s mobile apps, the GPS system in a car or having the ability to buy products with the click of a button, customers are demanding more, quicker and better. And, what is the key to success for any business? Customer satisfaction. With disparate teams and toolchains that sometimes include dozens to hundreds of plugins, it’s no wonder that it is so challenging for businesses today to keep up. However, a tried and true …

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How CollabNet Supports the World’s Most Popular Agile Scaling Methodology: SAFe

Seventy percent of US Fortune 100 companies have SAFe-trained team members involved in the development and delivery of software. It is safe to say (pardon the pun) that the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is permeating our industry. Because it is the most widely implemented method for scaling agile at the enterprise level, it is important we understand exactly why it is helping enterprises and how CollabNet fits into the framework. VersionOne (now CollabNet) has historically worked closely with the minds behind SAFe at Scaled Agile in Boulder, CO. VersionOne has also played a role in shaping the future direction of …

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The Key to Optimizing Value Streams without Increasing Risk

I was recently joined by Diego Lo Giudice from Forrester Research for a CollabNet webinar titled, “Agile + DevOps Success: The Key to Optimizing Value Streams Without Increasing Risk.” Together, we discussed using value streams for success in Agile and DevOps and how enterprises can start leveraging value streams today. We, in the software delivery business, know it’s all about the customer. “Customer obsession,” as Diego says, is the engine driving business today. For digital services, companies must know their customers intimately and be able to predict their behaviors and provide customized experiences. While all of this is great for …

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CollabNet and Forrester Host Complimentary Webinar on Optimizing Value Streams

DevOps. Agile. Continuous Delivery. In today’s fast-paced software delivery world, it can be daunting just to wade through the ocean of buzzwords. While DevOps, Agile and Continuous Delivery are central to our work in the software industry, we believe that there is one process that is really taking center stage: value stream management. Value stream management is a key phrase in the CollabNet vocabulary and is something so vital to business success that we’ve baked it into our products and services. Why is value stream management so critical? It provides visibility, context and pinpoints bottlenecks to combat the challenges of …

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Waterfall Development – Is it Right for You?

Don’t go chasing waterfall … development, that is. According to a recent post by Madison Moore on Medium featuring insights from several software delivery industry leaders, waterfall is – while still popular – not the best way to win in the marketplace. With methodologies like Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery becoming ever more prominent over the past 15 years or so, waterfall is old news. Or, is it? Moore cites a recent study by Gartner: “According to Gartner’s IT Key Metrics Data report, the waterfall method as employed on 56% of development efforts in 2015, with iterative methods used in …

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Learn Where CollabNet and VersionOne are Heading Together at these Upcoming Fall Events

Isn’t Fall the greatest? Halloween decorations are showing up in neighbors’ yards, pumpkin spice lattes are back, football fans are in their element, and here at CollabNet we’ve just wrapped up a very busy summer and are getting cozy with our new team members at VersionOne. In case you were living under a rock (or lucky enough to be on a long beach holiday), at the beginning of August, CollabNet and VersionOne announced that they are joining forces and merging to become one company. That’s right, the leader in Agile, VersionOne, and CollabNet, long-time creator of collaborative development and delivery …

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