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Can you imagine this scenario? You’re monkeying with your app of choice, say from Apple or Microsoft or perhaps from any of the throngs of vendors […]
The announcement this week that Facebook is acquiring Pryte should make operators sit up and take notice. The communications landscape is evolving at break neck speed and operators need to start shouting about where they can bring value, before they get drowned out by the noise. Beca...
Most technology folks have heard Marc Andreessen’s provocative statement, “Software is eating the world.”  Whether you agree fully or not, you’re realizing that your business critical software applications increasingly drive both the top-line revenue growth and the bottom-line operatio...
Silver Spring, MD, June 13, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Based on the powerful Rapise test automation platform, Rapise Express is a free version of the powerful Rapise testing system designed for individuals, educational institutions, non-profits, and charities. Rapise Express is the easiest and...
During the course of the last twelve months the OpenStack community has advanced as more users of the leading open-source cloud technology have been reporting their progress -- with the help of their partners -- towards making a meaningful impact on their business goals and objectives....
Brussels, Belgium, June 02, 2014 --(PR.com)-- JONCKERS, a leading provider of localization services, recently released the newest version of Bento, a cloud based translation portal. Bento is designed to allow customers to quickly and easily submit work to be translated, to monitor pro...
On May 13th, Rachel Shannon-Solomon wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal section entitled “DevOps Is Great for Startups, but for Enterprises It Won’t Work-Yet.” In this piece, Ms. Shannon-Solomon implies that DevOps—a loosely-defined IT initiative orien...
By Eugene Borukhovich Verner Vinge, in his 1986 sci-fi novel, Marooned in Realtime, explored his ideas about exponentially accelerating technology. The novel was set in, “a world of rapidly accelerating progress leading to the emergence of more and more sophisticated technologies...
Partnership with ThoughtWorks underpins online transformation London, UK, 22nd May 2014: Hepsiburada.com is taking on the big global online retail brands and putting Turkey on the eCommerce map, thanks to global software development and consultancy company ThoughtWorks. Turkey's larges...
In a previous post – Agile Performance Testing – Proactively Managing Performance – I discussed some of the challenges faced in managing a successful performance engineering practices in an Agile development model.  Let’s continue this with a real world example, highlightin...
Extends leadership for installations in multiple computing environments while enabling developer efficiencies and best practicesMaidenhead, UK - May 16, 2014 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, to...
Jason Bloomberg, Chief Evangelist for EnterpriseWeb, will be speaking on the topic EnterpriseWeb: 21st Century Application Creation Outside the Box at the GOTO Conference in Chicago on Tuesday, May 20. The conference is at the Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago and runs May 20 and 21. Ent...
​For those who have attended multiple STAR testing conferences over time (I just learned the first STAR conference was held back in 1992!) you’ve probably noticed that while the agendas are always fresh with new topics and speakers, there are a core group of speakers that come to share...
The reason Agile software architecture will never be agile is because it is by necessity focused on building software. In other words, it’s caught in a […]
The UK’s Digital Government program is such a great leadership example, because not only are they pioneering the G-Cloud store, a service catalogue for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS suppliers, but also they are defining ‘Agile Procurement’ practices too. Since the G-Cloud project was aligned un...
It seems that most people who read the title of my book The Agile Architecture Revolution think I’m talking about Agile software architecture. In reality, I’m […]
In my last post Oh No! We need another Practice Framework,  I developed the earlier theme commenced in “Beware the New Silos”. I argued that the widely used frameworks are narrowly discipline centric and actually inhibit cross discipline working. I
A few years ago I commented [in Beware the New Silos, ref 1 below] that in a complicated world we cope by specialization - and across the industry in general and in individual enterprises specifically we have created silos of our primary disciplines. The
Enterprises of All Sizes Can Benefit From Simple Pricing, Full Customisation and Collaboration-Centric DesignLondon - April 29th, 2014 - Hornbill today launched a powerful collaboration platform that, with its own App Store, is designed to allow organisations to deploy comprehensive, p...
In several past articles published here, the ever opinionated mobile expert Peter Roger's shared his belief that the age of traditional mobile platforms had passed.  In this article however, guest blogger and mobile expert David Akka shares a different opinion.***Over the last six...
Just in case you haven’t heard, Waterfall is out and Agile is in.  For organizations that thrive on innovation, successful agile development and continuous deployment processes are paramount to reducing go to market time, fast tracking product enhancements and quickly resolving defects...
A survey from the Vanson Bourne market research agency (with CA) late in 2013 indicated that 39% of those surveyed had adopted some form of DevOps and 27% were planning to do so in the near future. Despite this being such a hot topic in the IT sector, and with a high level of take-up, ...
I note healthy discussion around whether Agile is Dead [ref 1]. And while I may sympathize (sic) with many of the comments, particularly the commercial trivialization of education, the core issue must surely be the difficulty of adopting de facto Agile
In response to growing demand for formal software risk and quality management tools, the nations’ most respected standards bodies and IT communities of practice have joined forces to advance the state of the practice in software quality management.  Hosted by the Consortium for IT...
Agile software development is a streamlined, transparent process with speed built into each step. It’s so focused on speed, in fact, that developers call what they can successfully accomplish in a two week sprint their ‘velocity.’ But while Agile development teams do incorporate unit t...
Life has always been tenuous and those who survive and thrive are those with high adaptability. This is true not just of human beings, but of our whole natural world as per Darwin’s theory of natural selection. I see Agile methodology as an extension of
Company to distribute AdminStudio, Workflow Manager, App Portal, InstallShield and InstallAnywhere within Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and IcelandMaidenhead, UK - February 11, 2014 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of Application Usage Management solutions for application pr...
One of my favorite aspects of agile development is that there is no one path or course that developers must stick to in order for agile to work. Teams can use scrum, or not, choose the frequency at which they want to hold retrospectives, and iterate at a pace that works best for thei...
The Scaled Agile Framework, pronounced “SAFe”, is a framework for implementing lean and agile methods at scale. It was pioneered by Dean Leffingwell and fully described in his book Agile Software Requirements. SAFe provides prescriptive guidance for the individual roles, teams, activit...
One of the biggest challenges development and test teams face today is environment management for continuous integration purposes. Deploying, maintaining, and refreshing development environments for complex multi-tiered applications is a time-consuming and laborious process. The Sky...
Madrona Venture Group's Matt McIlwain discusses what the enterprise 2.0 means, and what brought us to this point in software development. Learn how BYOD policies, empowerment, and other innovative strategies all contribute to the apps we can't live without. Noel: Hello, this is Noel W...
LZA SOA Training & Certification: Washington DC – June 10 – 13, 2014 Tuesday June 10, 2014-Friday June 13, 2014 Dovel Technologies 7901 Jones Branch Drive McLean VA 22102 Price: $2,495.00 (including $500 early discount)   We offer additional discounts for groups of...
I’ve interviewed countless agile experts over the years, and one of my favorite questions to ask each of them is, “Why, with the benefits of healthy, agile development so widely documented, why is it so difficult to create the workplace culture that agile needs to thrive?” The answer ...
Orange Park, FL, December 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- TechWell and Software Quality Engineering today released a completely redesigned version of the TechWell community website, StickyMinds.com. The new StickyMinds.com brings an updated look and feel, a new Q&A section to connect commun...
It often takes a couple of days to sleep off “the Vegas” after attending a conference in the hyperactive desert, but, after an event as innovation-packed
as AWS re:Invent, take even a single day’s rest after it’s all over and you’ll hear your competition blazing by you. For those who ...
Latest version advances innovative at-a-glance ribbon and adds team-based capacity planning in support of agile teamsReading, UK - Nov. 13, 2013 - Planview® announces the newest release of its award-winning portfolio and resource management software. Building upon Planview Enterpr...
Having spent a significant amount of time in various engineering and development organizations, I have had an opportunity to encounter a variety of challenges ranging from overseeing multiple development projects, to managing offshore outsourcing, to reacting to and addressing increase...
Head of Amazon Web Services Andy Jassy and an impressive handful of invited guests took the stage on Wednesday to give the keynote address at this year’s AWS re:Invent conference. While the speakers’ backgrounds were widely varied, from finance, to journalism, to CGI in today’s biggest...
The Skytap team will be arriving in Boston to attend Agile Development Conference East. The event runs from November 10-15. At the conference, attendees will discover the latest in agile methods, technologies, tools, and leadership principles from thought leaders who deliver inspiring...