Continuous Delivery in Action: Interactive Knowledge Center

Welcome to the Interactive Knowledge Center: home to everything Continuous Delivery! You’ve heard about Continuous Delivery’s many benefits, such as dramatically improved product quality and accelerated time to market, and now you want to make it work for you. You are probably familiar with the general concepts and business benefits of Continuous Integration and Delivery, and are now ready to move to the next step. Perhaps you have even started implementing Continuous Delivery within your organization, and want to discuss your experiences and network with peers to help improve your processes. You have come to the right place! Continuous Delivery in Action is …

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Continuous Delivery in Action

Welcome to the Interactive Knowledge Center: home to everything Continuous Delivery!

You’ve heard about Continuous Delivery’s many benefits, such as dramatically improved product quality and accelerated time to market, and now you want to make it work for you. You are probably familiar with the general concepts and business benefits of Continuous Integration and Delivery, and are now ready to move to the next step. Perhaps you have even started implementing Continuous Delivery within your organization, and want to discuss your experiences and network with peers to help improve your processes. You have come to the right place!

The Knight Capital event and a DevOps Discussion

I have been intrigued by the recent Knight Capital stories, articles and commentaries especially by members of the DevOps community (see links below). Here is my quick summary on the Knight Capital story… The company, Knight Capital, is in the fast pace and highly competitive trading market. – They run complex automated trading systems, trading services (for options, currencies and bonds), and manage order execution for 19,000 equities. The IT (and software) environment at Knight Capital is one which has… – a fast paced, highly visible, complex environment that require regular upgrades – a mature “change process” governed by regulatory …

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Continuous Delivery: The Last Mile Webinar Q&A

On April 18th, I co-presented the webinar, “Continuous Delivery: The Last Mile,” with my colleague Brian Dawson, Sr. Solutions Consultant.  It was the last webinar in our Closing the Agile Loop: CI&CD for the Enterprise Series. In the session, we talked about how automating integration and load tests in production-like environments can help dev teams achieve the highest quality standards. Specifically, we covered: best practices to industrialize release processes, lessons on how to enforce production-ready software quality, and considerations for provisioning of build, test and run clouds. During the webinar, we encouraged our attendees to interact with us by participating in …

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CollabNet: Bringing Agile, DevOps and Cloud Computing Together

It’s been almost 11 years since the Agile Manifesto was drafted, signaling one of the biggest shifts in the software development industry. Improvements in how we develop and deliver software continue every day, week, month and year. One of the “cause and effect” impacts of Agile has been the emergence of DevOps into the software lifecycle mix. With software being developed at a much quicker pace, the need to bolster collaboration between previously disparate teams and automate “the last mile” has risen to the forefront. At CollabNet, we increasingly see how development teams are bringing both Agile and DevOps to …

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Agile Beyond Software – Agile for the Whole Organization

In my last few Agile Basics classes, I have noticed a welcome trend: People with roles outside of IT are attending classes in conjunction with the development teams. People from sales, marketing, accounting, HR and even executive branches have started to recognize that learning about Agile has a positive impact on the whole organization. Agilists have long held that Agile transformations require buy-in from entire organizations, not just the IT and development teams which have adopted the most popular Agile framework, Scrum. To understand why this is, it is important to go back to Agile’s roots and understand what exactly …

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