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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Part 1: Continuous Delivery Q&A

Continuous Delivery

Part 1: Our CI experts, Brian Dawson and Darryl Bowler have answered some of the great questions from the Crash Course: A Continuous Delivery Pipeline webinar attendees. Check them out below.

The remaining questions will be answered this week, so please stay tuned!

Crash Course! A Continuous Delivery Pipeline in 20 minutes

Join us on Tuesday October 9, 10-10:30am Pacific Time for an interactive webinar! As you know, the software release process can be painful, risky and time-consuming. Every change in your software needs to be captured, validated and integrated. Implementing a continuous delivery pipeline can dramatically improve this process and the quality of your releases by adding automation, repeatability and traceability. Attend this fast-paced webinar with demo to learn how to: Integrate popular OSS (open source software) and commercial tools for a delivery pipeline (Hudson, Jenkins, Chef Puppet) Orchestrate and track the pipeline end-to-end using TeamForge Install and drive apps from …

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What is Continuous Delivery?

So, what is Continuous Delivery?  CD is about moving away from making software ready for release a separate activity, and instead developing software in a way so that it is always ready for release.  This doesn’t necessarily mean the release process is quicker, but rather that there is a consistent flow between developing software, testing software and putting software into production. It’s about making the flow between development processes and operations processes seamless.  Today, a lot of people have problems releasing their software into production because there is a real disconnect between development and operations. There is a tendency for …

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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!

Industrializing Agile Software Delivery with DevOps *Update!

Update 12/07/11: Just coming back from the Gartner’s AADI Summit, it was a great show. There was a fair amount of interest in DevOps at the conference, with Gartner estimating that 40% of enterprises will experiment with DevOps by end of 2012. The sessions hosted by CollabNet (Industrializing Agile Software Delivery with DevOps) was well attended, standing room only – thanks to those of you who attended!   As promised please don’t miss the referenced case study with Deutsche Post.   Questions or comments about my session? Please post a comment. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— On Wednesday, November 30th at 1:10pm, I will be …

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Remove Barriers and Empower Developers with Cloud Computing

There is some confusion over how Agile works into application lifecycle management (ALM), and how all this can be done in the cloud. To make sense of all this for you, we have two treats.First, is the video of Bill Portelli’s recent keynote, explaining Agile ALM for in the Cloud. Second is a webinar we are really excited about and how you’ll join us in.

Exciting CollabNet TeamForge Enhancements with 5.4

Discover the new great features in this CollabNet TeamForge 5.4 release!

Recent DoD Guidance on Open Source Software might be a first step in breaking the cycle of failed software reuse policies

The recent guidance from the Department of Defense (DoD) issued by Deputy CIO David Wennergren (Oct. 29th) is certainly a milestone for open source software.  It states that the DoD should consider open source software on equal footing with commercial software offerings.  While this in itself is an important achievement, the guidance goes further to reference that software source code and associated design documents are “data”, as defined by DoD Directive 8320.02.  The inclusion of this reference could be seen as a subtle point, but one possible implication is that software source code should be considered a contractual deliverable. The lack …

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