From buzzwords to definitions, much has been discussed and debated about DevOps. Yet what it really means is solely up to the IT professionals running the show at thousands of organizations around the world. This article describes building a DevOps culture organically, with less reliance on automation tools and more focus on contextual collaboration, information federation, and visualization.
Between outsourcing and flextime, virtual development teams are fast becoming the rule rather than the exception. But can team members work together when they're so far apart? Read two stories of how real-life programmers are making it work.
What all virtual teams have in common is that they are working on a project, but may not be located in close physical proximity, and they must find ways to communicate, track progress, and manage tasks without being able to physically meet regularly. The prerequisites for success with virtual teams are 1) clear, manageable objectives; 2) management's commitment to necessary resources; and 3) mature management and technical personnel. Learn how to lead a workgroup you cannot see.
With the ever-changing challenges of testing, here comes the latest one: managing multiple test locations. More and more companies are spreading testing organizations throughout the country and the world. Based on real-life experiences of the speakers, learn the mistakes to avoid and the lessons learned in managing multiple sites. Discover how the Virtual Test Manager can manage a dispersed test organization without having to always be physically present.
Learn how to manage virtual teams such as those in dot-com companies, large corporations, and start-ups that may not be located in the same building, same town, or even the same continent. Explore the tips and techniques for getting the job done when you cannot necessarily meet face to face. Discover the danger signals that indicate your project is in trouble-and learn ways to get back on track when your project derails.