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5 Agile practices to keep pace with digital transformation

5 Agile practices to keep pace with digital transformation

Friday, August 11, 2017 by

Disruptive, continuous change is now the norm. Online companies like Uber, Airbnb and Netflix have transformed the transportation, hospitality and entertainment industries with disruptive technologies and services that couldn’t have been conceived just ten years ago.However, enterprise organizations have been slower to respond. While customer facing web and mobile appli...

Blueprint now integrates with CA Agile Requirements Designer

Blueprint now integrates with CA Agile Requirements Designer

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by

Blueprint has announced the integration of its Blueprint solution with CA Agile Requirements Designer (CA ARD) from CA Technologies. Blueprint Storyteller is an agile planning solution for large-scale enterprise transformation, and Agile Requirements Designer is an end-to-end requirements design, test design automation, and automated test case design tool. The integrati...

Blueprint Storyteller for Agile gets updated

Blueprint Storyteller for Agile gets updated

Monday, March 06, 2017 by

Blueprint Software announced the latest release of Blueprint Storyteller for Agile, its Agile planning solution that enables business-driven DevOps delivery and upfront automation. The new Storyteller functionality makes it easier for organizations to shift to continuous delivery, and helps them achieve Agile at scale. By automating business activities and clearly ...

The problems with agile development

The problems with agile development

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by

In many industries, agile development has become standard practice for creating software applications. The benefits are clear: the methodology produces faster results, and often, superior software. So, what are the drawbacks to agile? For the project manager, the drawback is risk. Project managers live with the reality that software estimation is messy and uncertain, an...

Why continuous delivery is key for developer career success

Why continuous delivery is key for developer career success

Monday, January 30, 2017 by

When people talk about Continuous Delivery, it’s usually in the context of how it improves the software delivery process and contributes to generating business revenue. Both are true and valid points, but they don’t directly address the opportunities for career growth Continuous Delivery offers for developers. But keep in mind that Continuous Delivery is not a flash in ...

How Agile scrum development methodologies work in the Federal space

How Agile scrum development methodologies work in the Federal space

Thursday, January 26, 2017 by

Agile scrum development methodology has become a hot topic in recent news. More and more companies seem to be adopting this approach because they find that it saves the client time and money. Mobomo, a D.C. based tech company, works with many clients in the Federal space. They were able to give App Developer Magazine more insight into Agile Scrum Methodology and the imp...

Agile Methodology in Large Enterprises

Agile Methodology in Large Enterprises

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by

Agile methodology is the climbing framework for large-scale enterprises. How can you transition your large company into an agile framework? Below are simple and effective techniques for scaling agile methodology to your specific project, team and enterprise.Start with a MVPContinuous Delivery is a software development strategy that provides high-quality, accessible soft...

Five indispensable tools for your agile projects

Five indispensable tools for your agile projects

Sunday, December 18, 2016 by

Agile project management methodologies have become increasingly popular for software development—especially among development teams making video games. Perhaps developers are attracted by the cool name which brings to mind animators and game designers in ninja outfits nimbly scampering over once insurmountable project deadlines. Or maybe it resonates with programmers wh...

3 things you need to know to make Agile software development work

3 things you need to know to make Agile software development work

Monday, November 21, 2016 by

Traditionally, software development follows the Waterfall framework whereby a product is produced sequentially over a series of phases of construction. Waterfall’s big drawback is how tedious it can be for developers, and how unresponsive it is to change. This is a major issue in today’s world where technology is advancing at such a rate that resistance to c...

Is Agile development really that great

Is Agile development really that great

Saturday, November 05, 2016 by

Agile is buzz word among various industries. Many experts are talking about the importance of agility in the enterprise -but do we really know what it means to be agile and how it benefits business?Todd Olson, CEO of BI/UX company, Pendo.io, thinks it’s important for the entire organization to understand agility at the team-level. From prioritize work across teams, to a...

Hey Coach! Square Peg

Hey Coach! Square Peg

Monday, October 10, 2016 by

Welcome back to the coaching post that looks at teams and the complex environment around us. This time we shall discuss the not-too-controversial topic of keeping track of work.Too often, tracking time and logging work related information has been used to enforce work schedules and dishing out “punishment” to those who don’t put in the hours. Here we describe “puni...

Codefresh Just Raised 7 Million in Funding to Make It's Agile Software Better

Codefresh Just Raised 7 Million in Funding to Make It's Agile Software Better

Friday, September 30, 2016 by

Codefresh, the end-to-end Docker and other container life cycle management platform, has announced it has raised $7 million in funding. The investment was led by Carmel Ventures and included Hillsven Capital, Streamlined Ventures and UpWest Labs. This new round will allow Codefresh to extend its leadership in the container-based development market. Codefresh is at the f...

Storyteller for JIRA Helps You Transition to Agile

Storyteller for JIRA Helps You Transition to Agile

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by

Blueprint has announced “Storyteller for JIRA,” which will enable small and mid-sized businesses that are transitioning to Agile become more efficient, eliminating project delays by automatically generating high quality user stories and acceptance criteria and pushing them directly into JIRA.Storyteller for JIRA helps efficiency:- Defining customer journeys: Stakeh...

Orasi Hosts Webinar Series on Agile, DevOps, CI, and Test Automation

Orasi Hosts Webinar Series on Agile, DevOps, CI, and Test Automation

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by

Orasi is hosting a four-part webinar series that offers an in-depth approach on how to introduce DevOps, continuous integration and delivery, and test automation into a software development and testing process. Webinars Three and Four will be held this week with the Third webinar to be held on August 23 focusing on QA collaboration. During the webinar the Orasi tea...

The Problem With Sort Of Doing Agile Mobile Development

The Problem With Sort Of Doing Agile Mobile Development

Friday, August 19, 2016 by

Agile development combines process, technology, and mindset in a deliberate way. If you neglect any one of those three pillars in mobile development, you’re setting yourself up to fail. “Sort of” Agile just won’t work.   Here’s why: Mobile users and desktop users have very different expectations. On desktop, if your website has low-p...

Beyond Scaling Agile - Going Back to the Basics

Beyond Scaling Agile - Going Back to the Basics

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 by

It has now been 15 years since the Agile manifesto has come to life. The first decade of Agile showed a strong adoption of engineering practices and Scrum, demonstrating Agile was a viable approach at the team level to deliver business value. The last 5 years have seen a shift, focusing on scaling Agile at the IT department or even the whole organization. Solutions...

5 Reasons Your Daily Scrum is Boring

5 Reasons Your Daily Scrum is Boring

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by

When you ask someone “what’s Scrum?”, probably 9 times out of 10 they’ll start telling you about the Daily Scrum meeting.  Maybe they call it the “standup” or the “daily” or the “daily standup” but they’re talking about that meeting that you’re supposed to have every day if you’re doing Scrum.  Oh…and they almost invariably say that that meeting is “boring” or...

Scrum.org Announces Significant Updates to Its Professional Scrum Master Assessment and Certification

Scrum.org Announces Significant Updates to Its Professional Scrum Master Assessment and Certification

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 by

Scrum.org has announced a restructuring of its Professional Scrum Master (PSM) assessment and certification products, as well as adding a new, additional level to the certification program. The purpose of these changes are to enhance the level of Scrum training and more clearly delineate certifications provided to Professional Scrum practitioners to demonstrate mor...

AppDynamics Releases New Microservices to Help You Deliver Better Apps

AppDynamics Releases New Microservices to Help You Deliver Better Apps

Monday, August 01, 2016 by

In its Summer 2016 release, AppDynamics has introduced its new Microservices iQ solution, which offers a new performance engine as part of the AppDynamics App iQ Platform. The new addition provides the ability to monitor, manage and optimize microservices architectures, providing the ability for Agile teams to continuously build, test and monitor microservices.Microserv...

Being Ready for a Mobile-First Business Strategy

Being Ready for a Mobile-First Business Strategy

Sunday, July 31, 2016 by

If your business isn’t talking about its mobile strategy yet, it’s only a matter of time. According to 451 Research, 40 percent of companies will prioritize the mobilization of general business apps over the next two years, compared to just mobilizing field service and sales teams. Companies recognize mobility offers huge business benefits, from driving customer satisfa...

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