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DevOps Collaboration Harnessing the Power of Collaboration for a DevOps-Driven Organization

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.

Cass Bishop's picture Cass Bishop
Digging into DevOps Digging Deeper into DevOps

The DevOps movement was started to address the communication challenges between development and operations teams, but instead of engaging in the continuous cycle of self-improvement, management often wants to mimic techniques used by other successful companies. W. Edward Deming showed decades ago that copying others is not effective. This article suggests better approaches to good communication.

Pini Reznik's picture Pini Reznik
Management Value Management Myth 30: I Am More Valuable than Other People

Just because you have a fancy job title doesn't mean you can manage your team members by bossing them around. Servant leadership is an important skill for managers, as the best managers are those who serve the people who work for them.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Implementing DevOps Deciphering DevOps

Many organizations struggle with understanding and implementing DevOps. The first question most managers ask is, “What is DevOps and how will it help me?” Organizations often refer to DevOps in several very different ways, and therein lies the confusion. Read on to find out what DevOps really means and what its practices can do for your work processes.

Bob Aiello's picture Bob Aiello
Tool Integration Approach An Overview of the ESB-Based Tool Integration Approach

Business users who tend to follow the enterprise service bus model to implement SOA for tool integrations are yet to optimize their effort and investment. It is imperative that businesses are completely aware of why, when, and how to select the right ESB solution to build an integrated ALM ecosystem, and they should know what to ask an integration vendor in order to get the most out of the deal. This article takes them through the critical steps of choosing an appropriate ESB solution.

Sanat Singha's picture Sanat Singha
DevOps Psychology Using Positive Psychology in DevOps

Bringing different technology groups together can result in some interesting challenges. We often feel like we are doing group therapy for a very dysfunctional family, and many of the challenges encountered highlight the biases people often bring into the workplace. Leslie Sachs describes how to identify these behavioral issues and utilize positive psychology to help develop high-performance teams.

Leslie  Sachs's picture Leslie Sachs
Testing Requirements Redistributed Testing: A Shift to Refine Requirements

In short, redistributed testing is a shift in the emphasis and responsibility for testing. Testers are reassigned to work closer to the business with users or business analysts or are embedded in the development team.By being involved in story and scenario writing, the testers help to refine requirements and improve their quality. How could your systems benefit from redistributed testing?

Paul Gerrard's picture Paul Gerrard
Deployment Automation Consider Deployment Automation to Add Business Value Faster

“Business value sooner” is a simple phrase, but it has been pondered by the best IT project managers. Deployment automation provides business value sooner, which makes for a better return on investment. It not only gets features to market sooner but also gets defects resolved faster.

James Sullivan
Software Data Analytics How to Incorporate Data Analytics into Your Software Process

Big data isn’t just a buzzword; it lives in your software. With millions of possibilities to leverage analytics, how do you pick what’s right for your organization? Robert Cross provides some insight into how to start incorporating data analytics into your software process and management plan.

Rob Cross's picture Rob Cross
Fixing the Brittleness Problem with GUI Tests

One common complaint about test automation is that it’s too brittle. Small changes in the system can cause lots of rework during the automated checks. In this article, Clint Hoagland shows a way to fix “the brittleness problem” by using the right abstractions in your automation design.

Clint Hoagland's picture Clint Hoagland

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