Agile Planning Business Roadmaps, Architecture Standards, and DevOps Releases

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile planning doesn't end when stories are written, accepted by the team, sized, and ready for development. Story writing is one aspect of agile planning, but it's not the only one. At StarCIO, agile planning is done at several levels depending on the complexity of the requirement.

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Scaling Agile? Take Our Survey And Learn How To Reenergize The Journey

Forrester IT

I’m very excited to be teaming up with Margo Visitacion on the biennial Forrester State of Agile At Scale Survey. In addition to successful Agile team practices and alignment with business stakeholders upstream and downstream with testing/operations, we are now […].

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Agile Continuous Planning to Deliver Solid Roadmaps

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile teams can't wait till the end of a release to begin planning the next one. Furthermore, this approach to planning doesn't simplify drafting roadmaps and forecasts that many organizations require from their agile teams.

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5 Activities to Improve the Culture of Agile DevOps Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

It's getting close to summer months and many agile devops teams are working hard to close out their Q2 commitments. about me agile planning cio customer experience future of work innovation it management leadership organizational change

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

To do this, you've learned a wide variety of techniques and methodologies - SCRUM, Kanban, TDD, DevOps, self-organized teams, and much more.

7 Lessons on Maturing DevOps in Enterprises

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you are trying to implement devops in a larger IT organization, please give a listen to my recent podcast on Gigaom's Voices in DevOps A Conversation with Isaac Sacolick. DevOps largely came from startups that wanted to break the cultural and practice separation between Dev and Ops.

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Are You On An Agile+DevOps Journey? Don’t Miss Out On Continuous Testing Services!

Forrester IT

The most dangerous parallel initiatives are those where, on one side, they are changing their development teams to become more Agile, but a separate initiative in the same enterprise exists where their Operations folks are running a development and operations (DevOps) transformation.

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Driving an Agile and DevOps Culture that Delivers Business Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Thanks to the team at All Day DevOps for giving me the opportunity to speak about this critical topic on the intersection of agile, devops, culture and business transformation.

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Why Agile Development Should Not Own DevOps

Social, Agile and Transformation

Thanks to Ramon Monteiro @ivisualize for developing this cool visual depicting my last post on The Key to aligning Agile Dev and Stable Ops to a Successful DevOps Transformation. While agile development teams continue to iterate and improve applications for the Business, and Ops insures that systems are stable and reliable, the CIO leads the entire IT organization through a DevOps transformation.

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DevOps The Code To Delivering With Velocity, Quality And Agility

Forrester IT

To achieve velocity, organizations are turning to DevOps in their cultural and technology transformation. In my recent report, " How To Deliver Services With Quality, Agility, And Value ," I look at these issues and discuss how to pragmatically assess your DevOps journey. I&O pros must also use benchmarks to assess their progress and to maintain or adjust their current DevOps competencies accordingly. Agile. DevOps.

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DevOps: From Unicorns to Mainstream

Forrester IT

As organizations transition, DevOps, formally the purview of unicorns, is now transitioning to mainstream. Our recent research confirms that I&O professionals are actively building and updating their practices to bridge the remaining divide from Agile to DevOps. DevOps.

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10 ways to Enable QA in Agile and DevOps Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

Last year I published a post, DevQOps - Giving QA a Seat at the DevOps and Digital Transformation Table acknowledging that when organizations investing more in application development have to consider the increase in skill and investment required for testing activities. In my talk last week at AllDayDevOps, I reminded DevOps practitioners that QA is still a critical discipline within DevOps. agile software development DevOps organizational change software qa

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DevOps Has Reached “Escape Velocity”, CIO’s Need To Get Onboard!

Forrester IT

In an era where velocity and agility are driving technology management organizations over simple cost reduction, every business must constantly evolve to drive business differentiation. Read more Categories: Agile. DevOps. business agility.

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DevOps, No Longer Just For “Unicorns”

Forrester IT

The born-digital "unicorn" companies such as Etsy, Google and Netflix, are pioneers of modern DevOps, but BT leaders at companies of all ages, sizes, and types are now eagerly pursuing the same principles. [i] i] The pressure for speed and quality is DevOps becoming pivotal for all organizations. For example, KeyBank are leveraging DevOps to quickly deliver business new customer capability using streamlined coordination between application development and operations. DevOps.

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Welcome to 2017: The year of #DevOps

Forrester IT

We are eager to announce a beacon of light to help penetrate the post-holiday fog: Forrester's DevOps Benchmark Survey for 2017 is officially live! Led by myself and Researcher Elinor Klavens , this benchmark survey serves as the backbone for a large portion of our DevOps research, facilitating the identification and tracking of trends and supporting our research including predictions for the future. Again, welcome to 2017, the year of #DevOps… Read more Categories: Agile.

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DevOps has reached critical mass, CIOs need to get on board

Forrester IT

DevOps is one of the most powerful weapons that CIOs have in their arsenal. DevOps unites the entire enterprise in delivering business transformation with superior customer experience. In order to unlock the promise of DevOps, CIOs must lead the call for cultural change. DevOps.

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2015 Digital Transformation Formula := Agile + DevOps + Data Science -> Culture Changes

Social, Agile and Transformation

On the engineering front, transformation requires more collaborative and agile practices, so I completed a number of posts on Agile and introduced several posts on DevOps. agile data agile planning agile software development big data cio data scientist DevOps digital transformation future of work innovation organizational change

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On An Agile scaling journey ? Take our survey to find out how you are doing.

Forrester IT

This year I'm excited to have my team colleague Amanda joining me in the bi-annual Forrester Agile at Scale Adoption survey. So in addition to successful Agile team practices, alignment with business stakeholders upstream and downstream with testing and operations, we are looking into more Agile at scale issues like budgeting and DevOps. Software development leaders continue to buy into Agile--while they eradicate traditional waterfall style development. DevOps.

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Ten Ways To Improve IT Culture with Agile, DevOps, Data, and Collaboration

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile software development big data cio DevOps it management leadership organizational change product management Over the last decade I''ve had the privilege of working with several IT teams that transformed themselves from minimal credibility with the business to delivering award winning customer facing products while improving other IT business services.

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Devops is mandatory for multicloud deployments

David Linthicum

However, the survey finds that only 39 percent of the respondents have implemented devops processes and tool chains. From a devops perspective, 51 percent of respondents use multicloud to cultivate a flexible infrastructure that supports agile application deployments. A survey of 1,106 business and technology executives published by the IBM Institute for Business Value, finds that 85 percent of companies are already operating in multicloud environments.

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DevOps, Invest For Velocity And Quality!

Forrester IT

DevOps provides your business leaders, enterprise architects, developers and I&O leaders a philosophy to achieve, not only the velocity that customers desire but also drive innovation and enforces quality. The company is undergoing a major digital transformation in which DevOps is a primary driver supporting their transformation. ING CIO Ron van Kemenade has initiated DevOps as the vehicle to aggressively support ING's evolving customer needs. Agility. DevOps.

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Five Ways to Justify your DevOps Investment

Social, Agile and Transformation

In the case of DevOps, you'll have to invest in new practices, technologies and culture change in order to get the benefits. agile software development cio cloud computing DevOps digital transformation executive presentations innovation software qaNothing in life and business is free.

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Can DevOps deliver on digital potential?

Computer Weekly

DevOps and agile methodologies are seen as key ingredients of digital initiatives. Computer Weekly looks at the management challenges

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The Key to aligning Agile Dev and Stable Ops to a Successful DevOps Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

So who does own DevOps? I left readers with this cliffhanger after my last post and my intro post on The What, Why and How of DevOps. If an organization is embarking on a DevOps transformation, how should it be led so that Dev and Ops teams are likely to collaborate more and battle less in adapting and maturing new practices? agile software development cio cloud computing DevOps it management

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Moving to an Agile “New” Big Data Paradigm

Perficient - Digital Transformation

A few years ago, I was in the middle of getting together a conceptual architectural document for a project that required very agile methodologies based on microservices and cross- functional teams. DevOps Culture.

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How devops practices prevent legacy platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

Do you fully grasp the long-term business problem devops aims to solve? agile software development cio cloud computing DevOps digital transformation it management software development software qaI'm going beyond the upfront benefits. The alignment of dev and ops teams to build and deploy supportable applications. The ability to release frequently and bring new features to market faster.

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Barclays banks on agile and DevOps to tackle competitive threats in fintech

Computer Weekly

Barclays Bank opens up about how increasing competition in the financial services sector has fuelled its 18-month, company-wide campaign to increase its use of agile and DevOps methodologies

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20 Bad Behaviors of Agile Development Product Owners

Social, Agile and Transformation

I've worked with some very strong Agile Product Owners, others that needed a lot of help transitioning from BRD centric waterfall product management, and others that have strong backgrounds in other product roles (product strategy, management, or marketing) and are new to agile product development. I've partnered with many successful agile product owners that have launched innovative.

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Three Agile Management Practices for Driving Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

about me agile planning agile software development cio DevOps digital transformation innovation leadership product managementWhen I joined Businessweek ten years ago to lead their digital technology team, I was very surprised that they wanted to develop their own proprietary web applications. Could a magazine owned by a publisher mature a software development practice and deliver new customer experiences?

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Release management strategies for agile development teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

Is release management part of your agile practice? agile planning agile software development cio DevOps it management software development software qaAre you able to tell stakeholders target dates for your next application releases? Are you tracking how often your teams hit these targets and which releases hit the targeted scope and quality? I’ve asked this question of many teams and hear various answers.

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Agile Mindsets: Don't try to get a perfect architecture; Plan to get it wrong

Social, Agile and Transformation

I still find teams that have adopted scrum and other agile practices, but still strive for perfection when trying to conceive architectures and implementation plans. agile planning agile software development cloud computing data management DevOps innovation it management software development software qaSome will also try to think through every edge case to ensure that designs are fully future-proofed. This is an unrealistic proposition for most teams and people.

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Defining Your Agile Release Management Strategy

Social, Agile and Transformation

I recommended in an earlier post that release management strategies are important to agile. agile planning agile software development DevOps organizational change software development software qa

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Information Security: What You Should Know About Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery

CEB IT

This last one is causing a headache for another part of IT, as companies embrace the use of Agile , DevOps , and other “continuous delivery” methodologies to produce IT services quicker and more efficiently.

Digital Acceleration Is At Cross Roads – Modernize Everything Or Die

Forrester IT

age of the customer agile application development & delivery application modernization customer experience digital business Agile + DevOps Agile at Scale application development digital transformationHave you experienced or heard of anything similar to these anecdotes? Tesla can’t figure out how to manage its glass inventory and replacements” or “I was abroad and had to give Uber my credit card number again!”

Agile Development is like Running a Restaurant Kitchen [Video]

Social, Agile and Transformation

I had the opportunity to work with Infoworld on this video illustrating how agile development is a lot like running a restaurant. agile software development DevOps software developmentRestaurants requires operational excellence to deliver high quality meals, excellent service, and on time delivery to restaurant patrons. They also require some creativity and innovation when developing new menu items and adjusting ingredients based on what's.

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