Version Control Best Practices for Software Organizations

Though version control is an essential part of any software development organization’s day-to-day routine, not all teams understand how to best leverage the tools available. Whether your organization is using Subversion, Git or any other tool to protect and manage your company’s valuable software assets, there are a number of ways to maximize those investments and save your teams time and effort. In my last post I shared some best practices for developers when it comes to using version control systems. There are also a number of tips and tricks of the trade that organizations and managers can employ to …

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7 Version Control Best Practices for Developers

In my last post, Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Version Control, I outlined some of the basics of why version control is important. Version control saves versions of code which can then be reused, or in case of issues, applications can be reverted to older working versions. Popular version control solutions used today are Git, Subversion (SVN), Perforce and others. Version Control is vital at the enterprise software development level where you have a vast number of disparate teams. It is an every-day part of the developer’s routine, but also helps organizations achieve some high-level business goals such as increasing …

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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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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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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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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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Gartner Names CollabNet Visionary in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools Magic Quadrant

Get Your Complimentary Copy of the Enterprise Agile Planning Tools Magic Quadrant Now Gartner recently acknowledged CollabNet as a visionary in a broad Agile Planning Tools report, the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools,” written by analysts Thomas E. Murphy, Mike West and Keith James Mann. You can read the corresponding full announcement here. Gartner defines visionaries as vendors that understand where the market is going or have a vision for changing market rules. This report specifically cites CollabNet’s strength in helping organizations move from Waterfall to Agile development methods, bridging between traditional IT legacy applications and new technologies. …

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