The Future of Operations: A Developer

Forrester IT

The management of your estate mandates that system administrators (sysadmins) quickly acquire skill sets common among Agile development and operations (DevOps) [ii] professionals. If You Create, You Develop - We're All Developers Now. Development & Operations (DevOps).

4 Reasons Why Citizen Developers May Be The Next Big Thing in Application Development

Social, Agile and Transformation

I must be behind the times because last week was the first time I heard the term "Citizen Developer", a term Gartner defines as a user who creates new business applications for consumption by others using. development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT. They are referring to a business user and not a software developer in IT, and are careful to distinguish this from Rogue-IT. agile software development cio citizen development cloud computing enterprise 2.0

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How to Implement Agile on Lowcode and aPaaS Development Platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

A colleague and friend recently asked me whether agile practices were appropriate when managing development on lowcode or aPaaS (application Platform as a Service) technologies. These higher level languages enable developers to write a class of applications faster and maintain them easier by providing development environments, programming constructs, and other tools.

Modern Software Development - Why Less Code is More

Social, Agile and Transformation

Are you seeing better or worse code coming from developers today?" "I I'm not just talking about low code platforms that can enable software developers and citizen developers to build entire applications with relatively. agile software development citizen development software development software qaLast week I participated in a panel, "The Future of Software" at the Northeast Javascript conference and was asked a question about code quality.

5 Key Practices - What IT Takes to be a Citizen Developer on Low Code Platforms?

Social, Agile and Transformation

Does the IT department and the applications development team have to own and lead all application development efforts? Over my last couple of posts, I've been exploring how Citizen Developers - developers using light weight, often low code development platforms can help their business functions automate tasks, analyze data, develop knowledge repositories, and connect data across applications.

Release management strategies for agile development teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile planning agile software development cio DevOps it management software development software qaIs release management part of your agile practice? Are 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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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. agile planning agile software development DevOps innovation it management organizational change product management project management

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The Perils of Citizen Developers

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile software development cio citizen development cloud computing enterprise 2.0 it management organizational change software developmentMile wide spread sheets. String parsers that break when unrecognized characters are passed to it. Rapid fire queries that kill database performance. Forms that permit SQL injection. Hundreds or thousands of undocumented disparate applications that don't share data or design patterns. User experiences that have no consistency.

5 Principles on What Makes a Great Agile Development Team

Social, Agile and Transformation

about me agile software development cio DevOps innovation product management software qa The CIO must learn and drive the business, set the strategic direction for IT and proves that he or she can get teams executing to the strategy. I''ve posted many times on how agile practices are key to a CIO''s success because it creates transparency, dives culture change, and is a key element to innovation. IT is All About the Team So yes, strategy is important. A process to manage.

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Sysadmins: You're All Developers Now

Forrester IT

In the age of the customer, admins need to be just as dynamic as their developer brethren. In other words, you need to become a developer. While you will learn much of this from developers, you will also impress on them key sysadmin principles like standardization, dependability, and security. In fact, the final evolution of this exchange is application and operations developers joining forces in a powerful mind-meld of talent. Application Development Methodologies.

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.

Why Azure developers need security skills

Computer Weekly

The unprecedented adoption of Microsoft Azure is a huge opportunity for developers, but they must keep their security skills updated

Three Advanced Practices for Agile Development Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile planning agile software development it management organizational change product management software qa Sometime ago I saw a question posted on a social media site, "Why is Agile hard to adopt?" My initial gut response was surprise. The basic practices of agile are relatively straightforward, so what''s hard? Driving an agile culture, or getting an organization to "operate with agility", yes, that''s not trivial and it takes time for teams and individuals to "think agile".

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Top 10 software development stories of 2016

Computer Weekly

Among the trends Computer Weekly has followed in 2016 is how software development is becoming a core competency of IT

Agile, Citizen Development, Innovation, IoT are Keys to Digital Transformation - MIT CIO

Social, Agile and Transformation

Where CIO have had success is bringing customer experiences to the developer to help shape priorities, designs, and solutions. agile planning agile software development cio citizen development digital transformation enterprise 2.0 A couple of weeks ago I attended MIT's CIO symposium that focused on Digital. Let me share with you some of my key learnings Agile is foundational to transformational efforts.

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Developers won't ask bosses for help

Computer Weekly

Software developers are turning to YouTube to find out how to solve technical problems, rather than asking for help from colleagues

Transforming Development with AWS

All Things Distributed

At AWS, we want to be the Q for developers, giving them the super-powered tools and services with deep features in the Cloud. In the hands of builders, the impact of these services has been to completely transform the way applications are developed, debugged, and delivered to customers.

How enterprise software development is changing

Computer Weekly

During Computer Weekly’s 50th anniversary event, we held a panel discussion at Skills Matter in London to look into how enterprise software is changing

Ethical software development: Ask Uber and Volkswagen

Computer Weekly

Following TfL's decision against Uber, we investigate the role of professionalism and ethics in software development

Developer Survey Shows Public Clouds are Seldom Used for Development

Data Center Knowledge

Developers somewhat apprehensive about security, resilience of public cloud as primary development platform Read More. Shared

Developers lack skills needed for secure DevOps, survey shows

Computer Weekly

The growing demand for developers with security skills is outpacing supply, but a survey reveals that a lack of formal security education and training by employers is contributing to the growing skills gap

Bob Flores on Developing A Culture of Cybersecurity

CTOvision

You have to develop a culture of security in the company. You can help your firm develop a culture of cybersecurity by signing up for the free ThreatBrief , a once a day summary of the strategic cyber threats to your business.

5 Reasons to Estimate Agile Development with Story Points

Social, Agile and Transformation

agile planning agile software development product management software developmentI have a few posts on agile estimation. Here's one on why estimating is important, another one on how to do one-week agile planning sprint, and a more detailed one on how to conduct an agile sizing meeting. Does agile poker help? If that's how the team wants to self organize and come to consensus on an estimate. I am often confronted with the question on whether to estimate in hours or.

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Free beer! Now Amazon has cloud developers' attention

David Linthicum

You know the hunt for developers is getting tough when free beer enters the equation. Amazon.com will reopen a "pop-up loft" in downtown San Francisco this fall to give developers a place to learn more about Amazon Web Services. Cloud Computing IT Jobs Application Development Cloud Computing read more.

How To Question Developers and Learn What is Really Going On

Social, Agile and Transformation

Anyone who''s ever worked with me knows that I love spending time with developers. agile software development innovation it management organizational change project management I will ask simple questions, "What are you working on?", "Can I see the code?", "Who is also working on this requirement and what are they doing?", and my favorite question, "How will your work help customers?". This is far more than just getting in touch with the staff and understanding what''s going on.

Understanding the difference between Low Code, Citizen Development, and Sales Bull

Social, Agile and Transformation

I started with low code development environments over a decade ago. cio citizen development digital transformation enterprise 2.0 We were a ~10 year "startup" with multiple businesses and limited technology resources to support them all sufficiently. One of our emerging business required some automation to enable an internal and customer facing workflow. They were an early form of an ad network essentially selling banner ads to US national advertisers.

Volvo partners Google to develop Android for cars

Computer Weekly

Car manufacturer and web giant are jointly developing an Android-based in-car infotainment system

Agile Culture - Are You Developing Solutions or Solving for Business Opportunities?

Social, Agile and Transformation

Here is the hardest problem for a performing agile development team - Can you build me something that does A, B, and C for Users X and Y and have it completed within the next couple of weeks What is the problem with this form of requirement? agile planning agile software development innovation it management organizational change product management

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IBM Launches OpenPower Developer Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

Service currently hosted in single Beijing data center, but expansion plans are in place Read More. Cloud Computing IBM

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Agile development an 'IT fad' that risks iterative failure

Computer Weekly

Agile promises continuous improvement through an iterative process, but without proper checks, project failure is commonplace

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JPMorgan Marshals an Army of Developers to Automate Finance

Data Center Knowledge

New era of automation is now in overdrive as cheap computing power converges with fears of losing customers to startups. Read More. Big Data Enterprise

VMware Developers, Rejoice!

Chuck's Blog - EMC

But this move to software-defined implies that your traditional IT infrastructure becomes more of a developer’s platform.  In its own way, it’s a relatively significant development — especially if you’re heavily invested in VMware technology. The Developer Gap?

CIO Mistakes – Treating Mobile Like Desktop Development

The Accidental Successful CIO

Developing mobile apps is a lot different from creating a desktop application Image Credit: Mystery People. CIOs are in charge of the IT department and this means that we’re in charge of all of the software that our firm develops.