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. This 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 of listening. We listen to customers and non-customers alike. …

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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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CollabNet Expands—Great News for Customers

We are pioneering the next chapter in the evolution of software development solutions. The recent expansion of CollabNet through the merger of CollabNet and VersionOne ushers in new possibilities for our customers to develop high-quality software that is tightly aligned to their organizations’ overall success. The expanded CollabNet holds value and promise for customers because it brings together technical visionary excellence, market leadership, and strong IP and product portfolios, and folds all of that into an entity that is focused and dedicated to enterprise scale Agile, version control, ALM collaboration and DevOps – the new CollabNet. I am pleased to …

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CollabNet Makes SD Times 100 for Fourteenth Year

CollabNet receives accolades each year for our market leadership as a company and the excellent attributes of our products. One of these awards in particular means a lot to our team—the SD Times 100, a list of the most influential and innovative companies in software development.  As of 2017, we have been recognized fourteen years in a row by this program! That is quite an accomplishment in our rapidly evolving market. The SD Times 100 is one of the industry’s longest-standing formal accolades. Our industry eagerly awaits this list each year to see which companies will receive recognition for innovation …

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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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