DevOps TV: DevOps Trends – What Does the Future Hold?

I had the privilege of sitting down with Charlene O’Hanlon from DevOps TV along with Robert Reeves from Datical and Derek Langone from XebiaLabs to talk about what the future holds for DevOps in the enterprise and what to be on the lookout for the coming year. It was a great discussion and we talked about some trends we are seeing in our areas of expertise. Key themes pointed out were: Increase in executive involvement in DevOps — organizations want to make sure software is not only delivered on time, but that it satisfies business goals and customer expectations. Scale, …

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Asking the Experts: Has the Definition of DevOps Changed?

DevOps is really a matter of perspective, right? The idea originated with a need for two siloed teams to exchange perspective and work together. If dev teams can better understand the objectives and goals of operations team members later down the line, they will be less likely to simply throw code “over the wall,” and will work to bake in operations priorities earlier in the software development lifecycle. If operations teams understand the work and processes of their development counterparts, operations teams can improve communication and better respect the time and effort of devs. It’s a win-win because the result …

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Catch CollabNet VersionOne at these Fall Events: SAFe Summit and DOES18

October will be a busy month for us as we head to both Washington DC and Las Vegas for two of the year’s most important events. We’ve had our heads down working on some exciting new innovations and making sure our solutions give our customers the absolute best chance of success in delivering better quality software faster. Stay tuned in October as we make some exciting announcements around both of these events and of course if you plan to attend either one, we’d love to connect. Please find us at our expo booth or schedule a demo in person. 2018 …

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What You Missed at #Agile2018

I’ve just returned from Agile 2018 in sunny San Diego and wow, what a fantastic week it was! CollabNet VersionOne made a number of big announcements, hosted THE party of the week — a luau at Roy’s on the water — in appreciation of our customers and partners, and set up a Q&A lunch panel with some of our executives and Dean Leffingwell from Scaled Agile. CollabNet VersionOne was one of Agile 2018’s Title Sponsors and we really took the spotlight in the exhibit hall with our value stream adventure camp where we gave away camp gear like warm socks, …

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Sanjiv Augustine Discusses Business Agility, High-Performing Teams and Opportunities in China and Africa

CollabNet VersionOne has been interviewing some of the agile movement’s greatest leaders. The publication of the State of Agile Report each year gets us thinking about the adoption of agile, which organizations are using it and how they are applying the methodology. The survey looks into why folks are using agile and how it is helping teams develop better software at speed. Last time we spoke with Dean Leffingwell from Scaled Agile. This week, we’ve posed many of the same questions to Sanjiv Augustine, president of LitheSpeed and author of Managing Agile Projects and Scaling Agile: a Lean Jumpstart.  Sanjiv …

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Q&A with Creator of Disciplined Agile Delivery (DA), Scott Ambler

We have been spending some time on the blog these past few weeks interviewing some of the “greats” of agile — people who have shaped the agile movement with their ideas and leadership. Hearing from these agile coaches, teachers, speakers and authors helps reveal where the industry is headed next, and has shed light on the value of the findings of the State of Agile Report, put on by VersionOne annually. Today CollabNet VersionOne shares Q&A with Scott Ambler, agile coach and one of the developers of the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD or DA) framework. Scott shares some of the …

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Agile Q&A with Scaled Agile Expert Dean Leffingwell

For years VersionOne has taken its role seriously in furthering agile research for the betterment of the software development industry. The State of Agile Report is one great example. For 12 years straight we’ve surveyed practitioners, IT leaders, executives and everyone in between to find out who is using agile, how they are using it and why. TSuccess scales. SAFe is generally not an approach that managershis is just one way the company has historically contributed to the software development community. In order to deliver products or services that will truly benefit our customers, we have to do a lot …

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Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Version Control

Let’s be honest, version control isn’t exactly a topic you would bring up at a dinner party to spice up the conversation. Managing file versions and meticulously reviewing code for errors can be a dull subject. In fact, it rarely makes the headlines — even in software development news when there are far more exciting trends to cover like AI or the latest Apple device hitting the market. But much like no one really talks about putting on clean socks in the morning, setting an alarm at night or looking both ways before crossing the street, version control is an …

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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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