Posts Tagged ‘ agile ’

No, You Are Not a DevOps Engineer

February 19, 2014
By
agilecloud

Ask five IT people what the term DevOps means, and you will likely get five completely different answers. Go to any online job board, search DevOps, and look at the job descriptions, and you will see great disparity in the desired skillsets and responsibilities, as well as job titles. Go to LinkedIn and search for…

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Agile Requires Architecture, Not Methodologies

February 4, 2014
By
agilecloud

Does this scenario sound familiar? A sprint team delivers another release on time and on budget. It boasts about how much its velocity has improved and how many story points it was able to cram into a two or four-week sprint. It shows its business partners a bunch of nice, pretty charts that illustrate how…

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Agility and the Cloud

December 13, 2013
By
agilecloud

When people hear the word agile, they usually think of words like scrum, kanban, and velocity. Agile methodologies are geared toward churning out faster iterations of software, but the speed of software development does not always correlate to an organization being agile. What makes an organization agile is when the software that is being delivered…

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Agile Transformation Success Story at Valpak

November 22, 2013
By
agilecloud

As a consultant, I have witnessed numerous organizations struggling with implementing agile. Agile fail patterns is a topic I have written about often (here, here, and here). Every now and then, I stumble across a company that is having great success with agile. One of the best success stories I have ever seen is from…

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Agile without Ops Is Not Really Agile

October 25, 2013
By
agilecloud

Many companies use some flavor of an agile methodology today with mixed results. I have written about agile fail patterns in the past, but some companies do an excellent job of applying agile best practices yet still suffer from missed dates, botched deployments, and low quality. Why is that, you may ask? Because most agile…

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Why Agile Initiatives Fail and Why DevOps Initiatives Should Worry

July 17, 2013
By
Agile Cloud Development

As a consultant, I get to travel around the country and see many companies in action. Almost every company I visit is practicing what they call an agile methodology, with varying degrees of success. The companies that are good at agile tend to have happy customers and high morale. Unfortunately, many companies I visit are…

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How DevOps Can Turn Fragile to Agile

July 3, 2013
By
agilecloud

DevOps is not a role. It is a cultural shift towards building better quality software faster and more reliable through great collaboration and teamwork.

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APM for Agile and DevOps: 7 practical use cases

February 8, 2013
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APM for Agile

A new breed of DevOps focused APM tools is moving performance management outside the domain of operations. With features to support analysts, architects, developers, testers and DevOps APM is at home in all phases of agile development.

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Return on Agility and the Cloud

September 11, 2012
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Stopwatch Image of Agility

Progressive IT leaders should consider including Return on Agility in their case for adopting Agile methods, DevOps and cloud technologies.

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