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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CollabNet and Forrester Host Complimentary Webinar on Optimizing Value Streams

DevOps. Agile. Continuous Delivery. In today’s fast-paced software delivery world, it can be daunting just to wade through the ocean of buzzwords. While DevOps, Agile and Continuous Delivery are central to our work in the software industry, we believe that there is one process that is really taking center stage: value stream management. Value stream management is a key phrase in the CollabNet vocabulary and is something so vital to business success that we’ve baked it into our products and services. Why is value stream management so critical? It provides visibility, context and pinpoints bottlenecks to combat the challenges of …

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Waterfall Development – Is it Right for You?

Don’t go chasing waterfall … development, that is. According to a recent post by Madison Moore on Medium featuring insights from several software delivery industry leaders, waterfall is – while still popular – not the best way to win in the marketplace. With methodologies like Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery becoming ever more prominent over the past 15 years or so, waterfall is old news. Or, is it? Moore cites a recent study by Gartner: “According to Gartner’s IT Key Metrics Data report, the waterfall method as employed on 56% of development efforts in 2015, with iterative methods used in …

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DevOps Enterprise Summit San Francisco 2017 – DevOps Isn’t Just for Dev and Ops

As you may know, we just got back from sponsoring DevOps Enterprise Summit San Francisco (DOES17)! We were excited to be there alongside VersionOne to demonstrate, for the first time, our combined company and solutions. With VersionOne, we now offer solutions for every stage of the software development lifecycle—from planning and development to delivery. Our booth demonstrated how each of our products addresses every step of the SDLC, but we were most excited to share our DevOps product, Continuum, with attendees. Continuum has enterprise DevOps automation and intelligence capabilities to measure and optimize DevOps performance and accelerate software delivery with …

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How to Overcome the Nine Deadly Continuous Delivery Pipeline Mistakes

A successful continuous delivery pipeline is not achieved by following a specific linear chain of events. Instead, it requires hypothesis-driven development, careful measurement of results, and meaningful lessons learned in order to drive important and effective process adjustments. You’ll want to consider key principles from DevOps, Agile and Lean practices to create an effective value stream, and everyone across the flow of value needs have a seat at the table while working towards a common goal. There are several common, yet deadly mistakes that are easy traps to fall into during the building process. These must be avoided at all …

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CollabNet @ Gerrit User Summit 2017

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This is a short summary about Gerrit User Summit 2017, which took place on 2nd and 3rd of October in London, UK. The event Gerrit User Summit is the event to be at for every Gerrit user. It provides a unique opportunity to meet other members of the community: users, developers and administrators. Hence, it allows to share the knowledge and expertise regarding Gerrit Code Review system. This was the first time when Gerrit User Summit took place in Europe. For the previous three, the location was Google HQ in Mountain View, California. Taking this into account, it was a huge …

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Learn Where CollabNet and VersionOne are Heading Together at these Upcoming Fall Events

Isn’t Fall the greatest? Halloween decorations are showing up in neighbors’ yards, pumpkin spice lattes are back, football fans are in their element, and here at CollabNet we’ve just wrapped up a very busy summer and are getting cozy with our new team members at VersionOne. In case you were living under a rock (or lucky enough to be on a long beach holiday), at the beginning of August, CollabNet and VersionOne announced that they are joining forces and merging to become one company. That’s right, the leader in Agile, VersionOne, and CollabNet, long-time creator of collaborative development and delivery …

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How Value Stream Mapping is Increasing Business Value

If you haven’t seen it yet, CollabNet CEO Flint Brenton has started a new blog over at CIO.com called “IT Exec Headquarters.” This blog explores topics that IT executives encounter in the software delivery industry. His first post, How should tech companies invest in the next generation and prepare for the future?, discusses employment challenges for IT companies and speaks to leaders at tech organizations who have the ability to start solving worker shortage issues. Recently he published a second blog discussing value stream mapping—something any IT business leader studies carefully in order to ensure his/her company is delivering the …

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How should tech companies invest in the next generation and prepare for the future?

You don’t need to search for long to find someone talking about jobs in America. While there are serious things to consider when addressing job issues in all industries, the tech industry has been especially affected by the tides of innovation. Last year the White House announced there were more than 500,000 job openings in IT, making it the largest occupational category for open jobs. Why? Digital transformation and the proliferation of software in just about every industry (i.e. “every company is a software company”) are mostly to blame. So, what do we do? Technology leaders and executives in particular need to …

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