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Agile Project Management: A Comprehensive Guide

Geared toward continuous improvement, the agile methodology can greatly increase your project’s prospects for success. Here is everything you need to know about agile project management, from certification to training to software and more. What is agile? Agile is a project management methodology ...
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How to Give IT Project Estimates—And When Not to Estimate at All

Everyone wants to know how long a project will take. Here’s how to provide managers with a prediction that’s both accurate and imprecise, using cycle time and counting stories, along with advice on when to avoid estimation altogether. Estimation is work, too. Many teams account for estimation in...
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Eliminating the Product Owner Role

“The Product Owner role no longer exists” I recently announced to an entire department in a large company. A few POs looked a bit shocked and concerned. What would they do instead? Before I get into who or what would replace the PO role, let me offer a bit of background on this group. Three coaches...
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Has Agile Programming Lost its Way?

Programmers are passionate about which development methodology is the best. Is it Agile? Waterfall? Feature Driven Development? Scrum? So everyone took notice when one of the 17 original signers of the seminal Agile Manifestowrote a blog post last month headlined “Developers Should Abandon Agile.”...
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DevOps Success: Why Continuous Is a Key Word

When implementing DevOps initiatives, the word “continuous” is the key to success. Most Agile schemes today incorporate concepts and strategies that can – and should – be implemented at all times throughout the SDLC. The most important to recognize throughout your team’s development cycle are...
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The Critical Missing Piece of DevOps…And How to Find It

We’ve probably all heard the DevOps principle “you build it, you run it.” In theory, DevOps makes each team responsible for both the development and operation of its code, giving DevOps teams complete responsibility — and complete visibility and transparency — for the entire value stream, including...
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Embracing the Cultural Shift that Comes with Secure DevOps

As organizations strive to innovate quickly and be more agile, development teams are driven to deliver code faster and with more stability. Enter DevOps, which Gartner characterizes as the rapid and agile iteration from development into operations, with continuous monitoring and analytics at the...
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5 Agile Myths You Should Avoid

Agile has proven to be a polarizing force to every type of businesses, big or small since a group of software developers proposed it in 2001 in the form of the Agile Manifesto as a reaction to traditional “Waterfall” development, which they found dysfunctional and slow to give results. Agile is...
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What is Agile Methodology? Modern Software Development Explained

Every software development organization today seems to practice the agile software development methodology, or a version of it. Or at least they believe they do. Whether you are new to application development or learned about software development decades ago using the waterfall software development...
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The Four Stages of DevOps Maturity

Like any new technology, methodology, process or paradigm shift, DevOps transformations go through various stages of maturity. Two years ago I wrote a post called The Four Stages of Cloud Competence and referenced Noel Burch’s four stages of learning to describe how enterprises were adopting (or ...
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