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Securing the software delivery value stream for safer digital innovation

The Bifurcation of Security In recent years, we’re seeing a clear split within the security community. There’s the “traditional” enterprise security focused on auditable controls, segregation of duties, approvals, change management, etc. These traditional controls are well-aligned with the waterfall model, but when applied to Agile software delivery organizations, a disaster inevitably occurs. And then...

How enterprises can successfully scale Agile development

Are organizations seeing the benefits of Agile at scale? Depends on who you ask. Enterprises in the UK, for example, spend 37 billion pounds ($47 billion USD) a year on failed Agile IT projects. And around a third of Agile transformations partially fail, according to the same report. On the other hand, there are inspiring...

Four tips to maximise your time at DevOps Enterprise Summit 2019, London

The countdown is on. In one week’s time, thousands of IT and business professionals will descend on London for the latest iteration of DevOps Enterprise Summit London 2019 (June 25-27 – InterContinental O2, London, UK). The three-day event is jam-packed full of keynotes, breakouts, workshops (and, not to mention, parties!) designed to help attendees take...

What’s in your wheelhouse? Integrating ServiceNow with Jira

Ask any avid cyclist about the importance of their wheels. If their bike is highly customized, ask them if they consider the number of spokes, lacing pattern, or manufacturer of the hub and rim that make up their wheel. If the cyclist is a world-class professional, ask the same question to their Tour Manager. The...

Centralizing Testing Data To Deliver High Quality Products Faster

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and CEO Test automation is no longer a nice-to-have capability for enterprises. Rather it’s a...

Agile Transformation Revelations from a Scrum Master

Agile transformations are complicated endeavors, especially for large enterprises trying to keep pace with today’s fluid digital marketplace. Add the additional difficulties of having to orient delivery teams around products and bridging entrenched organizational silos – well that is quite a challenge that requires uplift across multiple dimensions. Many teams have begun their transformational journeys...

Jira Cloud, Jira Server, and Jira Data Center Integrations

On a daily basis, we help our customers with connecting various SDLC tools, so that they can use best of breed tools and still communicate clearly with each other. An example would be a Jira integration with a support tool like ServiceNow. After attending the Atlassian Summit, I noticed an interesting pattern that was common...

What’s the difference between Value Stream Management and Value Stream Mapping?

“Value Stream Mapping and Value Stream Management are highly complementary. They look at delivering value from a whole systems perspective. The former exercise can kick off, or be part of, an ongoing Value Stream Mangement practice.” – Dominica DeGrandis, Director of Digital Transformation, Tasktop This time last year Forrester Research declared the “time is now”...