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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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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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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What’s New? Coverage of the CollabNet and VersionOne Merger

In case you haven’t heard, we recently announced our merger with VersionOne! With this merger, we now offer the industry’s most complete Enterprise Agile, ALM Collaboration, Version Control and DevOps solutions for enterprises and government agencies. By helping clients deliver the highest quality software applications at speed, they in turn can kick innovation into high-gear. We’re excited to embark on this new journey with VersionOne, and we aren’t the only ones. Since announcing, we have seen some great stories come through from some of the most revered publications in the industry. If you want to learn more about the merger …

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Playing a Part in Transforming Federal IT

The underlying foundation for developing quality software applications in the government sector The White House recently convened with 17 high-profile tech leaders to discuss ways to “transform and modernize” federal IT. The “American Technology Council,” aims to push government IT into the modern era with issues like cybersecurity as a top priority. The leader of the council, Jared Kushner, says government IT is outdated—some federal systems are 39 to 56 years old and that in some instances, the Department of Defense still uses floppy disks. Many of us have noticed the differences between digital experiences with private companies vs. government …

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Talking DevOps Culture, Process and Security with Ian Murphy from Enterprise Times

CollabNet had the pleasure of welcoming Ian Murphy from Enterprise Times to our offices earlier this year for a chat about DevOps. We sat down together and discussed how businesses are creating software today, and how they are organizing teams to deliver the most value to customers. Ian had excellent questions for me about the maturity of the DevOps market and automation of processes, trends in organizational structure and the importance of security in software development—among many other topics. While many organizations are getting by with traditional siloed development methods, the potential that comes with adapting processes and teams using …

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Why FinServ Software Delivery Is Ripe for Value Stream Management

(Contributed by Mr. Marco Morales who is the director of global solutions for digital transformation products at CollabNet.)     As you’ve probably seen, CollabNet has been all around the globe in the last few months meeting with IT decision makers and managers to discuss Value Stream Management for software delivery. We hosted a number of half-day seminars in cities like Paris, Los Angeles, Seattle and Berlin and were pleased to see this topic—improving software delivery through Value Stream Mapping (VSM)—really resonates with IT leaders at large organizations.  Many of them are familiar with VSM as a Lean Management method. Yet they …

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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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The Future of Agile: SD Times Recap

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It’s been 15 years since the Agile Manifesto was published, and Agile methodologies have proven to be an effective set of guiding principles in modern software delivery since then. But despite the successes, many are wondering: where does Agile go from here? That’s the subject of a recent SD Times article entitled, Where does agile go from here, in which several Analysts from Gartner and Forrester, along with execs within the industry shared thoughts on the future of Agile and how we as an industry can continue to grow. I am honored to be one of the executives interviewed, and …

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