Posts filed under: continuous delivery

While burn down charts are effective tools for tracking how a team is progressing towards finishing planned work, there is a sinister effect that happens in many organizations that learn to use them. Managers begin to primarily focus on the...
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Much like what is happening in the “big data” space, challenges with interoperability in the IT deployment tool market are converging to create an opportunity for standardization. Before I go any further, let me introduce two terms that have no official...
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Getting revenue generating IT released faster is a clear advantage. The biggest ROI of Continuous Delivery is a little more subtle....
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Ahh, estimating. We all hate to do it, but it's critical when releasing more often. The good news is it's not nearly as important to get it "just right" for an entire effort, but it is important that the current...
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Think back to the last time you released to your customers. There was probably a brief feeling of satisfaction, hopefully a validation from the customer that you delivered what they wanted, and your team learned a thing or two about...
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When a team decides to try reducing the time it takes for their ideas to get to their customers (cycle time), there are a few new technical investments that must be made. However, without business stakeholders supporting the changes in a SCRUM approach...
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If you want to release software faster, it’s a given that you need automated deployment capabilities, and an incremental product change process like SCRUM – but you also need confidence in the code base. This confidence comes from having agreement...
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Most software applications leverage a variety of third party libraries, middleware products, and frameworks to work. Each of these tools typically comes with its own method of configuration. How you manage this configuration has an impact on your ability to...
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I’ve built the technical aspects of my career on combining technologies from Microsoft, that are easy to sell into enterprises that require the confidence that comes from their extensive support contacts and huge market footprint, with open source technologies that...
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Since I adjusted the focus of my subject matter on this blog over the past couple of weeks, one of the main subjects I’ve been talking about is continuous delivery. This is a term coined in a book by the...
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