Avoid “Integration Hell” Using Continuous Integration

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Hasan Sunasara relates three scenarios that many development teams can recognize in an article on how not to descend into Integration Hell (see article here): Required files don’t get committed. We’re all human – for whatever reason, sometimes a developer […]

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10 Benefits of DevOps for Enterprise IT

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Ran across a quick read from Michael Schmidt, of Automic’s DevOps practice, who discusses ten benefits of adopting DevOps in an article on DevOps.com. Better service quality Schmidt argues that the user perception of service quality and reliability depend on […]

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7 Metrics to Track When Implementing Continuous Delivery

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Michael Bowler wrote an article recently on the Agile Advice blog discussing his thoughts about what measurements should be taken as an organization begins the move towards Continuous Delivery (see article here). These aren’t metrics to track once the organization […]

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5 DevOps Books You Should Read

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“DevOps” the buzzword has been zipping around enterprise IT over the last few years. But for those who have only heard about it or the benefits it promises, it can be difficult to find any concentrated resources where one can […]

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5 Enterprise Business Drivers for DevOps

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George Hulme wrote an article on DevOps.com yesterday detailing five reasons that are emerging as the most important business drivers behind enterprise adoption of DevOps (see article here). These are important to understand, as even though DevOps promises many benefits […]

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9 Empirical Metrics for Agile Success

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Whether your organization is trying to go Agile or has been practicing Agile for some time, defining the metrics used to gauge the success of your efforts can be a tricky endeavor. But it’s an important exercise to undertake, not […]

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8 Common Causes of Failure in Agile Projects

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Change is difficult. Agile represents change. It then follows that Agile is difficult. What makes Agile difficult as change is that it requires that we think about how we approach our work differently than we are doing today, than we […]

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