Five Hard Truths about Agile Development

There’s no denying the positive and disruptive impact of Agile software development practices. For nearly 15 years, the industry has worked to improve tooling and processes to meet the insatiable appetite customers and organizations have for quality software. It started as small teams within small organizations, then teams-of-teams, and now large enterprise-wide implementation – making Agile clearly mainstream and the predominant method for building and deploying software. However, great efforts bring challenges – and it holds true with Agile. The following are five hard truths about Agile development and how to avoid pitfalls that can slow the realized benefits of …

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Scaled Agile to DevOps

Many people and companies have talked about Scaling Agile to DevOps and have tried adopting this approach to software development at different scales. While many companies have been successful in adopting the technique, only a few have been able to scale. The term DevOps (Development + Operations) was born around 2008 when some used the term to describe “Agile Infrastructure”. But ever since then, the two terms “Agile” and “DevOps” have been used selectively, either together or separately. In recent years some companies have successfully mastered Agile Execution at scale, making DevOps a hot new topic on every CIO’s list. …

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is Getting Agile

Why engineers and organizations are turning to agile methodologies to build the connected device Every day, every hour, every minute, devices are becoming connected. The Internet of Things (or Iot) has gone from a buzzword floating through the echoes of Silicon Valley to a tangible and quickly advancing movement in the world of hardware. But, like a stone tossed into a pond, the effects of the Internet of Things are quickly rippling outward, causing immense changes to the environment surrounding it. And, as it turns out, the IoT is a rather big stone and it’s making a large splash. The …

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ALM is a subset of PLM

In the production industry, software is very often the breaking point in the product lifecycle. Of course, the question raised is how to optimize software development and how to shorten time to market. The amount of software contained in “classic” products is substantial. A luxury car contains up to 100 million lines of code! Even a simple, computer controlled household appliance can contain up to 1 million lines of code. Medical devices contain up to 3 million lines of code and a jet fighter contains up to 6 million lines of code. Surely you are using a Product Lifecycle Management …

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Managers Don’t Have to Hate Agile

Earlier this year Forbes published an article titled “Why Do Managers Hate Agile?”  The author, Steve Denning, builds a case for managers hating Agile due to “management” and “Agile” being defined as two different worlds. It’s like Men are From Mars and Women are from Venus, only we’re talking about the IT world and management and developers, instead of men and women. The article caught my attention for the obvious reason that CollabNet sells products and services to help support Agile development efforts, sparking the question, “Why would managers hate Agile?” In the article, the first world of “Management” is referenced as “The vertical …

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Today, we are pleased to announce that CollabNet has release TeamForge 8.0, which includes a major set of enhancements to our flagship platform. TeamForge 8.0 includes a new modern user interface that simplifies and streamlines user workflow, and offers enhanced planning, visibility and reporting for increasingly complex software development environments. Enterprises can now easily adopt, manage and govern many of the leading open-source tools in use today, including Git/Gerrit, Binary Artifact Management, Test Management, Nexus and Review Board. TeamForge 8.0 is geared at helping companies speed application delivery while improving software and delivery quality at the same time.   It was …

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TeamForge 8.0 – Built for the Enterprise

We are very proud to announce the newest release of TeamForge – version 8.0.  About 8 months ago we decided to do something very significant with TeamForge, and we clearly understood that all wasn’t possible in one release. So we decided to introduce the 8.x series of releases. TeamForge 8.0 packs some interesting features wrapped in a modern user interface. TeamForge 8.0 focuses on a 5 key areas – User Experience and User Interface Enterprise Git Management Agile Planning and Tracking Reporting and Analytics DevOps Integrations Test Management In this release we’ve made some significant improvements to the underlying platform …

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TeamForge 8.0 is here!

This week CollabNet announced TeamForge 8.0 release, and we are very excited about it!  This is the first release in our 8.x series and a very important milestone for us. The 8.0 provides new levels of visibility, reporting and planning for increasingly complex software development processes in enterprise organizations.  TeamForge 8.0 is already available, and you can download an evaluation copy by visiting: So what are we so excited about? The 8.0 is packed with innovations! Here here are just a few highlights: Most importantly, TeamForge 8.0 has a brand new user interface, with a more modern look and feel. It …

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Test Management in Agile Teams

CollabNet TeamForge provides continuous feedback loops through all phases of the software life cycle from plan, code, build and test to deploy. TestLink, a widely adopted open source product for test management, now tightly integrated with TeamForge provides the ability to create test case trackers and associate them with requirements.  With TeamForge, users can execute test cases and store test results. TestLink utilizes a tracker to store test cases and also tie Test Plans into builds. With this integration, the test management features are available in TeamForge providing a comprehensive end-to-end ALM solution. For more information, see the blog “Test …

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Agile In Action with Cloud Computing

Agile and Cloud computing are how software applications are delivered today. These trends are the result of advances in technology, ranging from increased processing power (which made virtualization a reality), and increased sophistication of storage area networks (which made storage seamlessly scalable), ubiquitous high-bandwidth network access, and the increased security and reliability of the Internet. Agile development processes optimize the opportunity provided by cloud computing by carrying out software releases iteratively and getting user feedback more frequently. With agile development, the application is constantly subject to the reality check of actual users putting it through its paces. As a result, …

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