"We are a modern development application platform and we have a suite of
products that allow you to do application release automation, we do version
control, and we do application life cycle management," explained Flint
Brenton, CEO of CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th
Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in
Santa Clara, CA.
The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event
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(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)
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(Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)
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Technology Isn't the Answer to Surviving Digital Disruption
Guest post by Charles Araujo, Principal Analyst, Intellyx
There's a funny thing about digital transformation: we are simultaneously
over-hyping it and understating it. On the one hand, every tech company in
the world is talking about it. It doesn't matter how mundane the technology;
every company is somehow relating their products to digital transformation.
On the other, many people are failing to grasp the import and impact of what
digital transformation really means. In far too many cases, business and IT
leaders are dismissing it as nothing more than a marketing ploy. The
unfortunate result is that the over-hypedness of digital transformation is
obscuring its real meaning.
This dichotomy is most apparent in what I call the tech company fallacy.
Everywhere I turn, I hear another company executive make a procl... (more)
Jumping on the Agile bandwagon might help, but only if done right. What makes
a good Agile project and what makes a bad one?
The move to Agile in the last decade has resulted in projects that finish
faster, produce better software, and come in under budget. Look up any new,
hot tech company and you'll find articles lauding their Agile philosophy. You
might think that success is guaranteed if you get your team to commit the
Agile Manifesto to memory.
The problem with looking at this in a single dimension is that you're
affected by survivor bias. As you research, you look at successful projects
and the logical next step is to look at what makes them successful. The
problem that plagues most people is that they never ask the opposite - the
darker, but equally important question - what causes projects to fail?
Jumping on the Agile bandwagon might help, but only if done r... (more)
Competitive Value: Unlocking Your Digital Business Architecture
Guest post by Charles Araujo, Principal Analyst, Intellyx
IT leaders face a monumental challenge. They must figure out how to sort
through the cacophony of new technologies, buzzwords, and industry hype to
find the right digital path forward for their organizations.
And they simply cannot afford to fail.
Those organizations that are fastest to the right digital path will be the
ones that win.
The path forward, however, is strewn with the legacy of decisions made long
ago - often before any of the current leadership team assumed their roles.
While it's fun to think about the future with a green-field mindset, that's
not reality for IT leaders sitting in the trenches.
To make matters worse, vendors are bombarding business executives with
messages describing an unbridled future full of promise - and profits ... (more)
“Last year the decision was finally made to mandate Agile across our
enterprise. The decision was taken, even though there were many unanswered
questions. The assumption was that forcing the migration, along with adoption
of popular “enterprise Agile methods” would ensure resolution of the
outstanding questions. In practice, Agile methods have been very effective in
delivering specific digital business initiatives. But almost inevitably the
distribution and delegation of architecture has resulted in duplication,
inconsistency and increased complexity, across all project types including
legacy and new projects. We are now concerned that we no longer have an
effective governance capability. The question is how do we fix this without
losing the undoubted benefits of Agile methods?“ Enterprise Architect,
Over the past few months I have heard this message ... (more)
Thomas Bitman of Gartner wrote a blog post last year about why OpenStack
projects fail. In that article, he outlined three particular metrics which
together cause 60% of OpenStack projects to fall short of expectations:
Wrong people (31% of failures): a successful cloud needs commitment both from
the operations team as well as from "anchor" tenants. Wrong processes (19% of
failures): a successful cloud automates across silos in the software
development lifecycle, not just within silos. Wrong metrics (10% of
failures): a successful cloud focuses on top line transformation by
accelerating delivery of innovative applications and services, not merely on
squeezing bottom line costs.
"Agile clouds need agile processes - and people are your biggest
supporters,or your biggest roadblocks." - Thomas Bitman
Many OpenStack projects start as technology pilots with pa... (more)
The South Florida Business Journal honored Chetu Inc. with an inclusion on
South Florida's Top 100 Private Companies List. Chetu ranked at number 80
amongst other private businesses who showed tremendous revenues for 2015, are
native to South Florida and have verifiable revenue figures. Chetu showed
$31.51 million in revenues for 2015. That figure is a 10% increase from the
$29.05 million in revenue earned in 2014.
"The Chetu family is elated to be recognized in the SFBJ's Top 100 Private
Companies List," stated Atal Bansal, CEO of Chetu, Inc. "Our dedication to
providing world-class software solutions to our clients has not only allowed
us to retain our customers but helps us create new relationships with other
The 2016 Top 100 Private Companies List was published on July 8th to South
Florida Business Journal's website. The periodical offers local busin... (more)
Given my (well-known and enduring) interest in all aspects of services, I
have followed Martin Fowler's writing on microservices. But I will admit I
always found the original paper more confusing than insightful. And in my
client work I have resisted the temptation to use a microservices pattern,
for precisely the reason that it would more than likely confuse. So I was
interested to see the book Building Microservices by Sam Newman published
last month, particularly as Newman is part of the Thoughtworks stable, which
presumably means it is authoritative.
Right off the bat, Newman advises that we should "think of microservices as a
specific approach for SOA in the same way that XP or Scrum are specific
approaches for Agile Software development". These analogies are very
interesting because my expectation was that microservices is a pattern. So I
might infer that micr... (more)
Today’s newsletter focuses on….Tadaaa! Microservices!
Microservices, SOA, and ruxit – A Cheat Sheet
Why the heck are microservices the business of an APM tool you ask? Read this
blog post to find out.
We are proud to present our new microservices digest.
This digest provides an overview of good resources that are well worth
reading. We’ll be updating this page as new content becomes available, so I
suggest you bookmark it.
Also, expect more digests to come on different topics that make all of our
IT-hearts go boom!
Blog post: SOA or Microservices?
(It doesn’t matter a pair of fetid dingo’s kidneys)
Besides being the victim of excessive hype, microservices are also very
controversial. It’s said by some to be nothing more than plain-old SOA
(“Service Oriented Architecture”, not “Sons of Anarchy”) just in new
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DevOps Patterns and Anti-Patterns: How to Do the Right Things in the Real
In the world of DevOps there are ‘known good practices' - aka ‘patterns'
- and ‘known bad practices' - aka ‘anti-patterns.' Many of these patterns
and anti-patterns have been developed from real world experience, especially
by the early adopters of DevOps theory; but many are more feasible in theory
than in practice, especially for more recent entrants to the DevOps scene.
In this Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps
Conference Chair Andi Mann, Dan Choquette, Founder of RackN; Charles
Kendrick, CTO & Chief Architect of Isomorphic Software; and Himanshu Chhetri,
CTO of Addteq discussed the patterns and anti-patterns of DevOps, and what it
means to ‘do the right thing' in a DevOps way, but in the real world. In
particular, pan... (more)
Alignment vs Autonomy and The Purpose Alignment Model
By Chris Lukassen
When scaling agile / Scrum, we invariable run into the alignment vs autonomy
problem. In short: you cannot have autonomous self directing teams if they
have no clue in what direction they should go, or even shorter: Alignment
But how do we create alignment? and what tools can we use to quickly evaluate
if what we want to do is part of the mission or better left out? Niel
Nickolaisen created the Purpose Alignment model and I use it with innovation
labs in large enterprises to decide what should be part of our innovation and
what should be left to others.
So if you struggle with aligning your development approaches with the
market strategy on how their product is going to be successful in the
marketplace, grab a whiteboard. To be successful, a product must do solves a