Change Management

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Top Ten Requirements for Your CM and ALM Strategy

Joe Farah takes an in-depth look at the top ten requirements needed for a successful next-generation configuration management and application lifecycle management solution strategy.

Joe Farah's picture Joe Farah
How to Build a CM and ALM Strategy

Joe Farah writes that a next-generation CM and ALM strategy may seem aggressive, but it will help ensure that you're happy with the result. It will make sure that you deal with the entire problem domain from an organization perspective, rather than just the part your team is traditionally comfortable with.

Joe Farah's picture Joe Farah
Handling Personality Issues of a Team Establishing Process

IT professionals are often surprised to discover that it’s a bigger challenge to handle the people side of establishing process. This article gives you a head start on handling the implicit personality issues that are found in establishing process and more process.

Leslie  Sachs's picture Leslie Sachs
Testing Release Management in the Cloud

For many organizations, cloud computing has transitioned from a hyped buzzword into a reality in regards to their business operations. Many more enterprises are realizing the benefits of remote hosting IT services rather than local IT management, especially as managing and operating IT networks and services is not getting any easier.

Dan Joe Barry
Release Management and Deployment Essentials

Business requirements often dictate how changes in release management are addressed. But by following some essential practices and core beliefs, database deployment does not have to result in the headaches once caused.

Uri  Margalit's picture Uri Margalit
Build Capability Basics

A basic build capability is founded on two key fundamentals: the ability to reproduce the build and the ability to automate the build process. Without these two fundamentals, you're fighting an uphill battle. Reproduction of the build implies that you have a CM system able to capture the build definition. Automation helps to ensure that no manual errors can play into the production, but this is just the beginning. These build basics will help set you on the right path for high-quality changes.

Joe Farah's picture Joe Farah
Build Management Essentials: The Basics and More

In theory, build management is simple. But like many aspects of IT, in reality, it's quite complex. This article introduces the basics of build management and provides a foundation on which to build further study.

Joe Townsend's picture Joe Townsend
Building a Competitive Software Capability: Creative Destruction

In this excerpt from Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust: Building a Competitive Software Capability, Watts Humphrey and James Over explain why these changes must be a high priority for software companies and other organizations for whom knowledge is a valuable asset.

Watts S. Humphrey James W. Over
The Crucial Role DevOps Plays in Change and Configuration Management

Agile's core principles may have been originally intended at the software development, but the concept of DevOps has shown that agile's benefits can be experienced by a much larger audience. Collaboration between these two departments benefits just as much as anyone.

Sasha Gilenson's picture Sasha Gilenson
Enterprise Change Management in Agile Software Development

Agile software development is designed to thrive within even the most dynamic business and technical environments. All agile methodologies include integrated practices and processes that manage evolving requirements to efficiently develop a continuous stream of new software capabilities. However, what Agile does not address are changes related to enterprise support that falls outside the scope of the project work. Enterprise Change Management (ECM) provides a framework that addresses many of these missing factors.

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