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Benefits of DevOps Survey Results: Businesses Reap the Benefits of DevOps Practices

According to a global DevOps survey conducted by Rackspace, DevOps adoption is becoming more widespread and companies are beginning to see real and measurable business benefits from doing DevOps. However, resistance to establishing a new practice is to be expected. This article examines how to get companywide buy-in and get started on the road to DevOps.

Prashanth Chandrasekar's picture Prashanth Chandrasekar
Dan Skelsey discusses change management The Effective Change Manager's Handbook: An Interview with Dan Skelsey
Podcast

In this interview, Dan Skelsey, one of the editors for The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook, talks about all things change management, why it's important to focus on what is not changing, and where a good place to start is for your inevitable changes.

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds
Test Management and Analytics Supporting Accelerated App Delivery through Test Management and Analytics

Careful test management is essential to push reliable apps out the door, so testers and developers must work closely together to identify repetitive tests and automate them. Effective test automation ensures that the right tests are run at the right time. Because quality isn’t just about how well the software works technically; it also has to deliver what the customer wants.

Viktor Clerc's picture Viktor Clerc
Project Management ALM Using Project Management to Orchestrate Collaboration in ALM

The biggest challenges of current application lifecycle management processes are dispersion of teams, muddied transitions, and the constant movement of information and artifacts. Project management tools compensate for this constant exchange by providing artifact repositories, streamlined task management, and visibility across the board.

Aleks Peterson's picture Aleks Peterson
Database Changes Create Your Own Assembly Line-Style Migrations for Database Changes

In an increasingly data-driven world with ever-changing systems, having an automated process for database migrations is a valuable practice. Instead of people having to keep track of each file, table, procedure, or object being modified, a tool can make database deployments more automatic and less excruciating, saving time and reducing errors.

Karthikraj Sriram's picture Karthikraj Sriram
Nate Oster discusses the Kanban Racing Challenge The Kanban Racing Challenge: An Interview with Nate Oster

In this interview, Nate Oster explains the Kanban Racing Challenge, the unique benefits of kanban, the concept behind using radio-controlled cars within user-developed obstacle courses, and what he hopes his audience at Agile Development Conference East will walk away with. 

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
Database Drift Pushing Back against Database Drift

You might know the phenomenon of database drift as version creep—or simply that sinking feeling when the production system isn’t in the state you expect it to be. If you’re having drift problems, the odds are that there’s a technical, process, or change management issue somewhere farther up the chain.

Roger Hart's picture Roger Hart
Balancing the Crusty and Old with the Shiny and New
Slideshow

In his journeys, Bob Galen has discovered that testing takes on many forms. Some organizations have no automated tests and struggle to run massive manual regression tests within very short iterative releases. Other organizations are going “all in”―writing thousands of acceptance tests...

Bob Galen, Velocity Partners
Leveraging Automated Testing to Improve Product Quality

Improving product quality is often a very difficult task for even the best software development organizations. Rajini says the additional benefits of automation include benchmarking, code scanning analysis, end-to-end test cases, and compatibility validation.

Rajini  Padmanaban's picture Rajini Padmanaban
Introspection in Testing Introspection and the Postmortem

How you handle a postmortem depends on your leadership approach, the culture of your organization, and, of course, your own personal strengths. This article will consider how positive psychology can help you conduct more effective postmortems that lead to process improvements and more effective organizations.

Leslie  Sachs's picture Leslie Sachs

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