Change Management

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Gateway to Quality A Gateway to Quality Builds and Keeping the Release Branch Green

Eitan Schichmanter’s team evolved its development process from a focus on build management to a more robust DevOps transformation, and they designed a custom gated check-in system to help. He shares how they tackled challenges and created an internal solution to address an important technical requirement.

Eitan Schichmanter's picture Eitan Schichmanter
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
IT Fire Prevention Moving IT Operations into Fire Prevention Mode

Continuing to manage highly complex IT environments in a reactive mode leaves IT specialists vulnerable, when really they need to understand the actual causes and effects of what’s happening among the many technologies in use across the enterprise. Instead of constantly fighting fires, IT operations teams should aim to prevent the fires from starting.

Sasha Gilenson's picture Sasha Gilenson
Harmony in Releases Achieving Enterprise Release Harmony

An enterprise release consists of individual releases, some independent and some dependent. If we think of an enterprise release as a song, then the individual releases can be thought of as the musical notes that make up the song. This article discusses problems associated with an enterprise release and ways in which these problems can be overcome, resulting in release harmony.

Pradeep Prabhu's picture Pradeep Prabhu
Continuous Delivery in Apps Database Continuous Delivery Meets Your Application

Continuous delivery meshes well with agile development: Both facilitate the need to move quicker and deal with ever-changing requirements, delivering the best quality possible but usually with not enough resources. Agility is what is expected from technology companies and IT divisions. So, what does it take to have continuous delivery in your database?

Uri  Margalit's picture Uri Margalit
Change Management Evolutionary Change Management

Change management is a dynamic process that has to evolve with the changing needs of the business, organizational size, and project outcomes. This article addresses some challenges with change management and some tactics that can be used for choosing the right strategies for overcoming these challenges. The key is to stress the importance of keeping change management scalable and lean at every stage of the organizational improvement process.

Pradeep Prabhu's picture Pradeep Prabhu
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
2012 Technology in Review

2012 was an amazing mix of challenges, achievements, and even a few notable disasters for those in technology. Here are a few things to consider in understanding the year behind us and preparing for the peopl challenges that no doubt await in the year ahead.

Leslie  Sachs's picture Leslie Sachs
After Ten Years: One Person's Stance on the Agile Manifesto

In his CM: The Next Generation Series, Joe Farah often writes about ALM relative to agile. In this article, he lays out his views on the Agile Manifesto specifically. From collaboration and clear communication to the focus on individuals over tools, Joe covers what works, and what he thinks could work better.

Joe Farah's picture Joe Farah
Continuous Process Improvement: From Help Desk to Fix Release

Listening to your customers is absolutely mandatory to ensure their satisfaction and making sure they know you listened to them is just as important. Wayne Goldstein takes a look at how simply resolving an issue a customer brings up isn't always enough. Take a look with him at continuous process improvement from the help desk to releasing the software update to fix a problem.

Wayne Goldstein

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