Asking the Experts: What will DevOps Look Like in 10 Years?

DevOps has already evolved quite a bit in just the last few years, it is hard to imagine what it will look like ten years from now. Using Agile as a model, which has now been around for nearly two decades, actual adoption of the DevOps methodologies will take time. In the 2018 State of Agile Report only around half of the survey’s respondents said the majority of teams within their organization were using agile and only 25 percent said that all teams were agile. There’s still a lot of room for growth and need for continued expansion efforts such …

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Asking the Experts: What’s the Best Way to Evangelize DevOps Internally?

As we gear up for our fall events, including the DevOps Enterprise Summit October 22-24, we have been talking with some of the industry’s foremost leaders in DevOps thinking. It has been exciting to see this methodology grow over the last several years and to walk customers through transforming the way their organizations develop and deliver software. While DevOps is quickly catching on, there’s no doubt we still have a lot of work to do to spread awareness. Some organizations have made DevOps a top priority and were able to sail past milestones in the DevOps journey such as creating …

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DevOps Enterprise Summit London 2018 Recap and Highlights

Another amazing installment of DevOps Enterprise Summit London (DOES18) is in the books! As a proud sponsor of the event for the past three years, we feel confident in saying that this was the best year yet. It was our first time at DOES London as a combined company – CollabNet VersionOne – and we were excited to announce our newest solution, CollabNet Enterprise Value Stream Management (EVSM). CollabNet EVSM combines our Agile, Enterprise Version Control and DevOps Continuous Delivery platforms to help visualize, measure and optimize delivery pipelines and value streams across the entire application lifecycle, giving customers the …

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Expanding Agile-plus-DevOps Across the Enterprise Value Stream

DevOps has grown significantly in recent years as an approach to better and faster software delivery through breaking down the Development and Operations silos. Author and speaker Gene Kim defines DevOps in The DevOps Handbook as, “The emerging professional movement that advocates a collaborative working relationship between Development and IT Operations, resulting in the fast flow of planned work (i.e., high deploy rates), while simultaneously increasing the reliability, stability, resilience and security of the production environment.” What types of challenges prompt an enterprise to start looking to DevOps to improve process and flow? Issues such as: Lack of management visibility; …

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Branching Strategy – The Forgotten Child of DevOps

The ideal DevOps project starts with everything stored in source control. As a coach, I often find that too little thought is given to how a team will handle their source control branching strategy. Time and time again I have seen how this one decision determines much of the complexity of both product and process. The ease of the journey to continuous delivery is largely dependent on this decision. Teams see success when they take time to make this decision and don’t just buy into master-only development or a model such as GitFlow. Instead, they think about how they want …

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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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Industry Survey Results: What Matters Most for DevOps Value Stream Efficiency

CollabNet reached out to its global audience at the end of last year and conducted an industry survey to learn more about DevOps priorities and the concerns of executive leaders, project managers, engineers and other software development and testing professionals. We asked more than 200 respondents, primarily from Fortune 2000 organizations, a few questions to better understand how we could serve their needs. The questions asked were designed to uncover respondents’ priorities and perceptions regarding the barriers faced when optimizing software delivery value streams. If you’ve followed CollabNet at all in the last few years you should know two very …

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Three Pillars of DevOps Success in 2018

I love the beginning of the year. It is always enjoyable to see people’s predictions for trends in the coming year. Publications like Fortune, CNN Money, Washington Post and the Atlantic speculate about what gadgets and technologies are going to take off in popularity this year, psychics predict which celebrities will have babies and fall in love, and I start to think about trends like DevOps and where the software delivery industry is headed next.CollabNet, Eric Robertson, predicted in an I went back and looked at some DevOps predictions from last year around the same time. I had given a …

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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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