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12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory

I’ve used the term Feature Factory at a couple conference talks over the past two years. I started using the term when a software developer friend complained that he was “just sitting in the factory, cranking out features, and sending them down the line.” How do you know if you’re working in a...
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Coaches, Managers, Collaboration, and Agile: Part III

I started this series writing about the need for coaches in Coaches, Managers, Collaboration, and Agile, Part 1. I continued in Coaches, Managers, Collaboration, and Agile, Part 2, talking about the changed role of managers in Agile. In this part, let me address the role of senior managers in Agile...
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Agile, DevOps and the Algorithmic Enterprise

The next big trends for technology leaders today are Agile, DevOps, and becoming data-driven 'algorithmic enterprises'. That's the opinion of Mike Mason, technology activist and adviser to the CTO at ThoughtWorks. Speaking to Computing recently, Mason explained that an effective data strategy is...
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“DevOps Is a Management Problem”

Improving your own organization’s performance – from where they are now to performance levels equal to the industry leaders – seems like a very long and difficult road. What is missing in most organizations? We talked to Damon Edwards, co-founder and managing partner of DTO Solutions and DevOpsCon ...
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How NV Can Increase IT Agility

As organizations of all sizes seek to transform themselves into digital businesses, the need for an agile IT infrastructure becomes ever more acute. Network virtualization (NV) can increase IT agility, according to emerging case studies and user feedback. Here’s an example of one of the challenges...
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Securing Development in an Agile Environment

Traditional security processes and ‘security says no’ can often seem to block progress in agile environments but there are ways to build software securely without compromising agility. It’s all about ensuring security is built into your development best practices so that everyone can build securely...
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More Companies Taking the Agile, DevOps Route

As Agile software development and DevOps adoption in the enterprise continues to grow, more vendors are jumping into the ring with new platforms. There has been a flurry of activity in the Agile and DevOpsworld of late, with vendors providing new software, services and support for developers....
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The Human Cost of Tech Debt

If you’re not already familiar with the concept of technical debt, it’s worth becoming familiar with it.  I say this not only because it is a common industry term, but because it is an important concept. Coined by Ward Cunningham, the term introduces the idea that taking shortcuts in your software...
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Agile Programming: The Last Mile for DevOps

As DevOps has come into its own, IT automation companies such as Chef have made automating and managing release pipelines simpler. At ChefConf 2016, Chef announced new tools which include Chef Automate, which pulls together all of Chef’s IT automation tools in one package. How DevOps teams...
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Agile 2016: How to Measure your DevOps Initiatives

You’ve heard the benefits of DevOps, and you’ve decided to move your teams to this way of working. But how do you know if you are doing it right? Metrics are key indicators for businesses to figure out whether or not they are making the right decisions, but often they aren’t choosing the right...
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