Where, and How, to Become Agile

Source:- itbusinessedge.com The overriding theme of virtually all technological developments in the enterprise these days is agility. Without that, all the speed, scalability and efficiency built into modern infrastructure won’t amount to a hill of beans when it comes to competing in the digital economy. With agility in both infrastructure management and software developments, organizations have the means to pivot business processes on a dime so they can not only respond to changing market conditions quickly but capitalize on new

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BizDevOps: Here’s how to make it happen in your organization

Source:- techtarget.com The first time I heard the word “BizDevOps,” I had one question: How is this development different from earlier efforts to engage business executives in delivering great software? I was skeptical, but not dismissive. Yes, BizDevOps is a buzzword, but it felt like more than that. I was excited. After all, this buzzword had “biz” in the name. The very emergence of the term was a victory of sorts. This thing we call BizDevOps acknowledges something my colleagues

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Agile and DevOps: Better together?

Source:- zdnet.com Organisations across Europe believe that using an Agile methodology for software development can vastly improve the customer experience, while using DevOps can boost revenue from new sources. A new report commissioned by software company CA said that 67 percent of UK organisations using an Agile methodology saw an improvement in customer experience, while firms using DevOps practices report a 38 percent increase in business growth from new revenue sources. In addition, Agile reduces the time needed to act

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Effective Metrics Are Critical For DevOps and Agile Success

Source:- outlookseries.com In the days of old, not very long ago, release cycles were measured in years —organizations were using “on-time” and “on-budget” as the mantra for project efficacy. Business today is compelled to deliver business technology in cycles of hours, or days. Faster cycles render not only tradition “waterfall” processes and silo based IT obsolete, it also renders traditional metrics ineffective! These arcane metrics no longer deliver the visibility and granularity tech pros need to fine-tune their delivery capability.

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From Yawn-Driven Deployment to DevOps Tipping Point

Source:- linux.com GS Shop is one of the largest TV shopping networks in Asia, and one of the largest e-commerce sites in Korea with more than 1000 employees and 1.5 million users daily. Vivek Juneja of GS Shop’s Container Platform Team, at MesosCon Asia 2016, shares how he and his team moved this behemoth to the new agile way of running the datacenter. We know that change is not easy, and Juneja shares many valuable insights in how to successfully

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Agile Is King, But Continuous Integration Is An Elusive Goal

Source:- informationweek.com When it comes to enterprise software development, agile is in, and continuous integration is deemed a worthy goal. Many organizations report that they have adopted some form of agile development. Continuous integration, on the other hand, where frequent application updates are meshed with production systems, remains a goal that’s growing in popularity but implemented by only a few. Those were some of the key responses of of 732 software professionals who participated in a recent survey, Testing Trends In

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Best practices to scale agile across multiple IT teams and enterprise organizations

Best practices to scale agile across multiple IT teams and enterprise organizations Source:- itproportal.com The past few years have seen some very dramatic and eye-opening changes in software development. We have fully redefined what it means to be fast in product development and deployment, as well as the skills and tools required to be successful in the space. Take agile software development: Agile software development methods were introduced less than a decade ago, but their popularity has seen a steady

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DevOps Tools and Agile Teams – Best DevOps articles from around the web

Source – Dzone.com Nothing is immune to change, including software delivery practices. As DevOps continues to mature, for example, and become more deeply ingrained in the enterprise, new revelations are discovered and expanded upon throughout the industry. However, three basic tenets will always remain at the core of DevOps: people, processes and tools. While each of the three is equally important to a DevOps transformation, we found this week’s top news dives specifically into the DevOps toolchain.  Continue reading to learn

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Target CIO explains how DevOps took root inside the retail giant

Source:- enterprisersproject.com Brick and mortar stores have been cautiously embracing data, but Target has turned its cornucopia of information into a key to market success. In part one of this two-part interview, Target CIO Mike McNamara explains how DevOps helped move his team to the next echelon in customer service. The Enterprisers Project (TEP): What process did you go through to get your team on board with DevOps? McNamara: When I arrived at Target in mid-2015, I was excited to

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Improve your DevOps security game with Ansible Vault

Source – opensource.com   You may have your DevOps efforts orchestration nailed down, but you should make improving the operational maturity of such implementations an ongoing effort. One tool I use is Red Hat’s Ansible, which is fantastic for orchestration and configuration management. The low barrier to entry and simplicity of Ansible are why so many people that start using it learn to love it. One feature in Ansible that developers should use more often is Ansible Vault. According to its documentation, the

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