Enterprise-Hardening Git with Gerrit and TeamForge Webinar Q&A

On July 27th, we conducted the webinar, “Enterprise-Hardening Git with Gerrit and TeamForge”. In the session, we outlined Git advantages and challenges when deployed in the enterprise. We also demonstrated how TeamForge with Gerrit lets you implement a hybrid (Subversion and Git) SCM model. In particular, we covered: Significance of Git for Enterprise Cloud Development (ECD) Top Git enterprise benefits and challenges Solutions for enterprise-grade Git deployments Introduction (and demos) of TeamForge with Gerrit Hybrid SCM deployment options (Subversion and Git) During the webinar, we encouraged the participants to interact with us through polls and live Q&A. We received many …

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Case Study of a Difficult Federal Government Scrum Project: FBI Sentinel

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According to today’s Wall Street Journal (“FBI Goes Digital, After Delays“), the FBI’s Sentinel system is finally ready for agents to use, replacing manual processes and older electronic case management tools.  As of Aug 2012 it’s difficult to predict how well it will perform over time.  If it serves the FBI well, Scrum and Agile advocates will cite it as evidence of Scrum working where prior approaches had failed.  For example, Sentinel was already cited in Ken Schwaber’s fourth book. A recent Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report provides a great case study of why both …

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TeamForge Release 6.2 Webinar Q&A

On June 26th, I presented the webinar, “TeamForge Release 6.2 – What’s New,” In the session, I talked about how TeamForge 6.2 can help you increase developer productivity, drive transparency and ensure compliance. I also did live demos of the new features and explained the functionality. We also had an engaging Q&A session where I referenced resources and in some cases, next steps on how to get started or get going with TeamForge so I thought it would be helpful to post the Q&A as a follow-up and thank you to those who joined me. If you missed the session …

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TeamForge 6.1.1 Now on Windows

Good news – the latest TeamForge release now is available on the Windows platform. Effective immediately, you can download TeamForge 6.1.1 directly from our website. TeamForge 6.1.1 ships with a brand-new, wizard-driven installer. You have the options to install TeamForge from scratch, or to upgrade from earlier TeamForge releases. You also have the option to migrate your Subversion Edge instance to TeamForge. Award-winning ALM with TeamForge 6.1.1 TeamForge 6.1.1 was initially released for Linux and VMware platforms, back in December 2011. This updated platform has been very popular since, and won multiple industry awards. For example, TeamForge emerged as clear …

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Enterprise Cloud Development in 206 Seconds

CollabNet is very excited to work with the application development and cloud computing communities to advance modern software delivery. As part of our recent company re-launch, we stepped back, met with industry leaders, customers and influencers, and collectively defined the Enterprise Cloud Development (ECD) category. The experience has been profound and exhilarating, as we took the time to center our vision beyond our own technical solutions, and, instead, focus on the industry as a whole. In the spirit of agility and simplicity, we challenged ourselves to tell the entire ECD story in just a few minutes. As it turns out …

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CollabNet Prepping for Cloud Development Alignment

These are exciting days here at CollabNet! As you’ll notice from our new “homepage teaser” now up on our website (www.collab.net), there are some serious cloud development announcements brewing on the horizon. In fact, a week from today you won’t want to miss out on some very exciting news and developments that will mark a major evolution in Agile, DevOps and, especially, cloud development. Rest assured, this is a not a knee-jerk “we’re cloud too” event. CollabNet has been super busy working with customers, partners and the community at large to add some real value to the cloud development ecosystem. …

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Git for the Enterprise – Promises and Pitfalls

I’ve changed my mind. A couple of years ago, I was spending a lot of my day trying to eradicate Git from my environment. It was springing up all over the place. It seemed like I’d only just finished getting a handle on where all the Company IP was, ensured appropriate security, cut license and infrastructure costs, and here we go again. Another Software Configuration Management system was growing like a weed in my carefully tended, walled garden. Initially, I just couldn’t reconcile the nature of a distributed version control system such as Git, Mercurial, Bazaar etc. with the corporate …

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Helping development go big: Managing agile scale.

Please join me for a Webcast on “Scaling Agility”:  Sign up here. By attending this webinar, you will understand the common pitfalls of scaling agile development throughout your enterprise, and hear about best practices to overcome them. You’ll also see how modern and flexible code, development, and software delivery platforms enable the transition to agile that is scalable for the enterprise, without compromising open communications or security. After the Webcast, please come back to this blog. I will post the questions & answers, and links to useful related resources. Also, would love to hear any follow-up questions and comments you …

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TeamForge For The Masses

Engineers are typically from the ‘seeing is believing’ school and we’re no exception here at CollabNet. We’ve been watching our popular Subversion Edge product establish an irrefutable trend over the last few months – a staggering 90%+ of our Edge installs are running on Windows. We believe with a passion that our Edge users will love our TeamForge development platform and with this in mind this week we released a free version of TeamForge on Windows that is just dead easy to install and dead easy to plug your Edge into. As I’ve joked with my team here at CollabNet, ‘it’s so easy even I can do it!’. …

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Presenting "Agile Transformation Strategy" at Better Software Conf.

I’m presenting,  “Agile Transformation Strategy – A Blueprint for Enterprise Success” in Las Vegas, NV on June 5-11, 2011 at the Better Software Conference and Agile Development Practices West co-located Expo. Please attend my session on Thursday, June 9th at 12:45pm and discover; The Changing Face of Agile Agile Transformation Adoption Phases Pitfalls and Challenges While you are there, be sure to visit our CollabNet’s booth, no. 11 to see our products in action and to discover why companies choose CollabNet to increase productivity by up to 50% and to reduce the cost of software development by up to 80%. …

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