You Can Reconcile Bimodal IT with DevOps

Source – informationweek.com Is it speed versus quality, or speed and quality? I recently gave a talk comparing DevOps with Gartner’s Bimodal IT approach, which is somewhat controversial. I didn’t bash Bimodal IT, instead I demonstrated how to reconcile the modes Gartner proposes organizations take based on application types, with the spirit behind DevOps. To begin, I made my own controversial statement: DevOps is a farce! That’s right, I said this to all of the DevOps enthusiasts nice enough to come to my presentation. As

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Six Ways Agile Can Turn Static

Source – infoq.com Digital transformation requires IT organizations to become business enablers that deliver differentiating customer experiences that provide a return on investment.  To keep pace with innovation, and deliver immediate results many IT teams adopt agile development methodologies where release cadences are measured in days, not quarters and quality is guaranteed. This may be the Holy Grail, but this goal isn’t always possible. Idealistically speaking, agile development has all the right elements but it isn’t suitable for every project. Let’s

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DevOps adopts BPM best practices to build apps

Source – searchmicroservices.techtarget.com There has been a fundamental shift in the application of business process management systems over the last few years to where these platforms are now increasingly part of the toolkit that developers — and more often “citizen developers” — need to build modern applications as they apply BPM best practices. Indeed, originally deployed to improve operational efficiency and lower costs, BPM systems are now more frequently viewed as application development platforms where users can build applications that automate business processes

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Digitally disruptive competition drives DevOps trend

Source – techtarget.com From a leadership perspective, it is hard to argue against the goals of the current DevOps trend. DevOps seeks to integrate the work performed by a company’s application development team with the work performed by its systems operations team. The aim is to improve the quality and flow of that work through better communication, standardization, simplification, collaboration and automation. DevOps builds on the Lean and Agile development practices that promote systemic thinking and rapid value creation. In many ways, the DevOps trend

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Is quality assurance holding back your agile development efforts?

Source – itworldcanada.com Does the software testing process hamper your ability to introduce new applications quickly enough to meet market demand? For an overwhelming number of companies, the answer is yes. Quality assurance experts insist it’s a problem that has to be solved if they are to see the results of digital transformation. All of the work that companies are doing in agile and rapid development can be undone by traditional software testing methods. The need for more rapid development is

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Continuous Testing: Solving the Biggest DevOps Bottleneck

Source – devops.com Earlier this year, Computing Magazine conducted a fascinating study around the adoption and benefits of DevOps in its DevOps Review 2017 publication. The findings that stood out most fascinating to me where around quality assurance and testing. In this survey, the question was asked, “Where are the main holdups in the software production process?” Of all the self-proclaimed DevOps practitioners, a whopping 63 percent said the biggest delays occurring in the QA/Test phase. In fact, this cited bottleneck

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The latest trends from the Agile Alliance Technical Conference

Source – techtarget.com The Agile movement took over software development; now most of the teams I work with use standups, stories, and sprints. Meanwhile the Agile Alliance conference, which has grown from 900 attendees to 1,500 attendees in the four years I have attended, has been consistently decreasing its technical content. There are exceptions — the DevOps track is growing — but the programming and testing tracks have less interest. The decreasing interest in technical subjects mean fewer technical people are

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Tips to Achieve Agility in DevOps

Source – dqindia.com DevOps is one of the key factors in a growing number of large companies and organizations to bring agility, reduce time to market, high quality products. Successful adoption of DevOps model needs dedicated investment, resources, cultural shift and is continuous journey. DevOps has become key to enable Continuous delivery and Agility in organizations. It helps scale organizations to deploy solutions rapidly and consistently. Some of the salient elements to achieve these as part of DevOps model implementation within

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​6 tips to solve Mobile App Testing problems

Source – pcworld.idg.com.au More emphasis than ever is being placed on enterprises to create an amazing UX with their mobile apps. As If delivering error free apps was not pressured enough these superior quality apps must be delivered faster than the competition while facing a constantly evolving technological landscape. The expectations and pressures of these situations will often drive a wedge between Testing and QA Teams. This is Where CI/CD (continuous integration/delivery) methodology comes in. Preserving the Developer/QA relationship The key

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DevOps and Automation: There’s a Big Difference

Source:- enterprisetech.com Confusion abounds that DevOps and development automation are synonymous. An online search for implementing DevOps practices leads to lists of tools meant to automate everything from development to QA to deployment. While automation is certainly a key aspect of DevOps, the two are not identical in practice. Businesses that misunderstand that concept are often faced with less optimized workflows, and it can lead organizations to assume automation tools are the silver bullet to solving their IT problems. Understanding

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