Agile Cloud Development

Agile Cloud Development focuses the aspects of agile development that integrate with cloud computing SaaS and PaaS environments including DevOps, Scrum, XP, and Kanban.|Major areas of focus include the Agile Development process and the pitfalls many companies encounter trying to implement it, the DevOps process and the pitfalls associated with its implementation. the organizational aspects of successfully implementing Agile Development and DevOps and the new tools that should be used to support Agile Development and DevOps processes. Covered toolsets include Agile Project Management, Continuous Integration, and Automated Deployment.

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Monitoring for Agile Operations and DevOps

November 5, 2013
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Agile Cloud Development

Building an Agile Operations process will require changes in organization, processes and tools. This is an essential journey for any organization that wishes to remain relevant in the age of Agile Development, the Software Defined Data Center and the Cloud.

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Barriers for DevOps Adoption

November 1, 2013
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barrier

Companies that embrace the DevOps movement and implement the proper processes, tools, and culture change can greatly increase business agility and achieve higher levels of performance. What does high performance look like?

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Agile without Ops Is Not Really Agile

October 25, 2013
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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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Learning from What Went Wrong: The Affordable Care Act Web Portal

October 24, 2013
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CloudComputing

Those of us who work on complex computer systems know that it can be a daunting task to get all the different systems to communicate and work properly. The bigger the infrastructure gets, the more complex it becomes. Now, take the most complex system that you have designed or worked with and increase the complexity…

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Are Market Dynamics Going to Kill IBM?

October 23, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

While IBM is still a huge (and profitable) technology company it is on the wrong side of nearly every important market dynamic in the technology industry. We have a long way to go before IBM is a buggy whip, but things are definitely headed in that direction.

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Lessons Learned from Transforming a Company

October 18, 2013
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Lessons Learned from Transforming a Company

Several years ago I was working at a company that had a ton of legacy silo applications that collectively represented the entire process flow that supported the core business. The process flow was made up of years and years of legacy technologies and legacy business processes.

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DevOps: Are We Finally Buying Into Governance?

October 10, 2013
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agilecloud

Many IT and DevOps shops always look at governance as a dirty word because it sounds too much like government, which sounds too much like bureaucracy and waste. The problem with governance is not with governance itself, but with how organizations have tried to implement (or not implement) it.

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PagerDuty: A One-Stop Shop for Alerts

September 18, 2013
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Agile Cloud Development

PagerDuty is a SaaS solution that provides a one-stop shop for alert management. If you look under the covers of today's cloud architectures, you will likely see a collection of monitoring tools being used for very specific functions.

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How DevOps Can Help Automate the Pain Away

September 2, 2013
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devops2

I spent two days at PuppetConf 2013 in San Francisco this week, and the common themes were automate everything, monitor everything, provide feedback early in the process, and focus on culture. All four of those topics aligned with the DevOps movement, with the goal of faster and more reliable deliveries. Companies that can deliver software…

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