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 to Present The Five Steps of Enterprise Cloud Development

Back in December we talked about how enterprises are continuing to embrace and adopt cloud development practices (http://www.collab.net/news/press/2011/ecd.html). We see this emerging trend of Enterprise Cloud Development as one of the major transformations happening in IT today. What started as a movement of small teams working on small projects to spin up projects quickly and deploy applications utilizing a range of PaaS offerings, has steadily moved deeper into the enterprise IT domain. To help extend the benefits of cloud development beyond the team level, we have drawn from our years of experience and worked with customers, partners and industry influencers …

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Building a Better Backlog Q&A

On March 5th, I presented the webinar, “Building a Better Backlog: Strategies for Long Term Success in Agile Development.” In the session, I shared strategies on how to build and maintain a good product backlog by describing the overall concepts and techniques for backlog management and how each of the project contributors can contribute to its overall effectiveness. Specifically, I covered: What a product backlog is and how to create product backlog items How to write good user stories How to estimate product backlog items How to groom the product backlog, and The importance of treating the product backlog as …

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Industrializing Agile Software Delivery with ALM 2.0+

On January 12th, I co-presented a webinar entitled “Industrializing Agile Software Delivery with ALM 2.0+.” I presented alongside Dave West, Vice President and Research Director, Forrester Research and Michael Loetzsch, Chief IT Expert, Deutsche Post DHL. In the session, Dave discussed why ALM 2.0+ is vital for implementing agile software delivery and DevOps, and the differences from the traditional ALM approaches and ALM 2.0+.  I described some big shifts and trends we are seeing in the market towards i) agile/mixed process development, ii) the integration of the development and operations IT processes and organizations (i.e., DevOps), and iii) the move …

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Continuously Innovate Software Delivery with CollabNet Connect

Thank you to everyone who pre-registered for the on demand webinar, “Continuously Innovate Software Delivery with CollabNet Connect,” that I co-presented with Raja Venkataraman, Technical Architect, CollabNet. In the session, we talked about what CollabNet Connect is all about and shared practical examples of TeamForge integrating with Atlassian JIRA and we went over how you can build your own integrations. Below is the Q&A.

Closing the Agile Loop Webinar Series– End of Ticketing Hell: Integrating Code Quality

Don’t miss this upcoming webinar (part of the Closing the Agile Loop CI series)! If you can’t attend live, please register to receive a copy of the presentation. Title: End of Ticketing Hell: Integrating Code Quality Nothing shatters development’s reputation as easily as poor code in production. The good news is that Continuous Integration (CI) can help to identify problems faster, often before production releases. You will also hear best practices from customers, who successfully enforce quality standards, by outlying and delivering on a strategic quality plan. Attend this session to learn: Why quality metrics matter, and what to watch …

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Industrializing Agile Software Delivery with ALM2.0+ (Join CollabNet for Webinar featuring Forrester Research, Inc., and Deutsche Post!)

Attend this session and hear:
– Why ALM 2.0+ is vital for implementing Agile software delivery and DevOps on enterprise scale, and how it’s different from traditional ALM approaches
– How CollabNet’s latest TeamForge platform enables central governance, without mandating end-user tools or repositories or locking customers into rigid software configurations
– What key factors contributed to Deutsche Post realizing 30% faster time to market and saving over 20% in IT operations cost, across 800 diverse projects

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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The answer to your Visual SourceSafe dilemma: FIVE things (we bet) you didn’t know about Subversion

On November 8th, I presented the webinar, “The answer to your Visual SourceSafe dilemma: FIVE things (we bet) you didn’t know about Subversion,” with Arneh Eskandari, SQL Tools, Red Gate Software. We introduced five powerful truths about Subversion and Arneh performed a live demo showing how to source control your database in Subversion in less than five minutes. During the webinar, we encouraged our attendees to interact with us by participating in polls and by entering questions for the live Q&A session that we had at the end of the presentation. As a result, we received many great questions that …

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A Marriage Made in Heaven: Agile and Project Portfolio Management

On October 27th, I co-presented the webinar, “A Marriage Made in Heaven: Agile and Project Portfolio Management,” with Russ King, Vice President, Product Development, Results Positive, Inc. and Caleb Brown, Systems Engineer at CollabNet. We explored the benefits of marrying Agile Project Management and PPM and we did a live demo showing this using HP’s PPM solution and CollabNet’s ScrumWorks Pro to demonstrate the powerful capabilities of managing a resource constrained project portfolio. Judging by the number of questions, the audience was clearly heavily engaged.  We had a 15 minute Q&A and did not come close to answering all of …

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