Application Lifecycle Management
Making Best Practices a Reality
Almost any description of a job involving software configuration management—or more generally, application lifecycle management—will include the words “best practices.” Kareen Kircher writes on how to make best practices a reality for your work. The five ingredients to making successful changes happen are relationship, timing, automation, pertinent documentation, and refining.
Agile ALM for Delivering Customer Value: Getting Started
In this first part of a two-part series, Mario Moreira writes that a reasonable application lifecycle management (ALM) product will have a common user interface for utilizing the ALM functionality. It will also include a meta-model and process engine to parse and share information across and amongst the various functions within the ALM framework. These technical needs must be accompanied by a strong business case for delivering higher customer value and new approaches for seamless integration.
Behaviorally Speaking: Putting the "Ops" into DevOps
Much of what is written about DevOps—a set of principles that helps development and operations teams work more effectively together—is delivered from the perspective of developers. In my opinion, DevOps needs to also take an operations point of view in order to be effective and practical. This article is all about putting the “ops” back into DevOps, so to speak.
What Is the Real Difference between Software Configuration Management and Hardware Configuration Management?
Joe Farah recently noticed an increasing level of discussion on CM communities discussing software configuration management (SCM) versus hardware configuration management (HCM). Remember that there are many similarities between hardware and software, but there are certain differences that significantly impact your ability to develop and manage.
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