Positive psychology is providing a new focus on effective ways to ensure that teams exhibit the right behaviors in a group or organizational setting. Closely related to many agile and lean concepts, these emerging practices are helping teams to improve communication, collaborate, and emerge as highly effective groups. Leslie Sachs explains what positive psychology is all about and how to start using these practices in your organization.
DevOps is helping development and operations teams work more effectively together. There are also other essential stakeholders who can benefit from improved communication and collaboration, including information security, QA, and testing teams. As every stakeholder needs to understand his role and assigned tasks, application lifecycle management (ALM) provides the essential best practice that ensures that every team member knows what he needs to accomplish and how to communicate effectively with the other members. This article explains how ALM can be best used to drive DevOps.
Analytics-driven management stands to end the key challenges that constrain change and configuration management. By applying powerful analytics to the overwhelming change and configuration data, IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) technology can turn massive amounts of information into clear, actionable insights.
Many large-scale projects require a remarkable number of deliverables that can be challenging to manage and maintain. This article explores the facility capital project information and the need for the owner/operator (O/O) to explore the individual deliverable documents to develop a listing of digital content necessary to support facility lifecycle processes.
Leslie Sachs writes how dysfunctional operations teams are often a consequence of a dysfunctional organizational culture that breeds distrust and results in employees who just sit back and allow disasters to occur. If you want your organization to be successful, you need to ensure that you drive out any aspect of learned helplessness and embrace a positive culture that enjoys a can-do attitude!
Corporations, government agencies, and other institutions need to embrace industry best practices that have been proven to help develop and implement reliable systems. One of the most important considerations is the need for a secure, trusted application base. This article will help you get started delivering systems that can be verified and supported while continuously being updated as needed.
Software companies with tight-knit agile and robust release management practices have a significant competitive advantage. In this article, Surinderpal Kumar explains three major release management trends every software development organization can benefit from.
While source code version control has been a staple of basic software configuration management (SCM) in most development projects for decades, databases have been largely ignored. Implementing SCM principles in database development gives objects protection and enables the automation of database deployments. Software can help to facilitate these processes, but database SCM practices should be instilled from the top of the development organization in order to ensure optimal benefits.
Dealing with overly agreeable people can be fraught with obstacles quite different than those usually associated with the stereotypical stubborn geek who seems unable to bend or compromise. This article will help you understand and deal with the unexpectedly challenging aspects that you may experience interacting with some agreeable people.
Software development can often be a very complex endeavor, so it is no wonder that important details can sometimes get lost in the process. Here, Bob Aiello discusses how to implement configuration management (CM) and traceability in a practical and realistic way.
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