Karthik Vijayakumar

About Karthik Vijayakumar

Karthik Vijayakumar is a Product Manager at CollabNet responsible for TeamForge’s Agile business. Karthik has over 13 years of experience with rapid prototyping, proof-of-concept development, process modeling, product development, large-scale and complex system integrations, vendor / partner selection & management and product strategy for enterprise-grade products. Karthik started his career running his startup and went on to work with Verizon and IBM Software Labs before joining CollabNet.

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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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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