It’s hard to believe agile has now been around for more than 15 years. With its introduction, teams started seeing increased output and thus a higher number of releases. With the increased number of releases came the need and implementation of Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), and eventually what we’re calling DevOps. While DevOps has increased the speed with which organizations deliver software (both through culture change and new tools) there continues to be a disconnect between development and delivery. The reason for this is often times software teams work on story ABC, however, delivery teams deliver build 1.2.3. […]
One of the biggest buzzwords in the industry lately is DevOps. We all know by now what DevOps is intended to offer, and most organizations are looking for at least some subset of the promise of a continuous delivery flow and the power of “pulling ops into the room”. But can we really do that if our own job of becoming “more agile” is still incomplete?
I’m working with a customer who needed to put their “as-is” product use cases into VersionOne Lifecycle. After looking at several options, we decided to use a combination of planning levels, portfolio items, and user stories to create the customer’s complete product use case repository.
Many people have commented on the statement that Kent Beck made in Snowbird around his purpose for the meeting. I wasn’t there of course, so I am most likely paraphrasing, but the generally accepted representation was that he wanted to “heal the rift between development and the business”. As I was attending the first of the conference season events, Mile High Agile, I started to wonder how well that has worked. I’m not thrilled with what my conclusions currently are. I’m hoping someone can show me where I’m wrong. First, some history. This might seem a little self-indulgent, but I promise […]
Time flies when you’re having fun, right? We rushed through 2015 and we saw some excellent posts. Together with our bloggers our goal is to create free insightful and actionable content to help you with your agile and DevOps journeys. To help us get started with a great 2016, we thought it could be helpful to share 10 of the most popular blog posts for inspiration: 1. Three Leadership Musts for DevOps To enable success, there are three “musts” that leadership should have when launching a DevOps movement. These “musts” are based on the premise that DevOps requires disruptive leadership. 2. […]