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  • Implementing Software Lifecycle Integration (Part Two)

    by Dave West on  Sep 16, 2013

    In this article we focus on the practical steps a software delivery professional should take in implementing an end-to-end software delivery process. The three basic steps are prioritizing needs, team building, and measuring results.

  • Book Review: Vagrant up and running

    by Matthias Marschall on  Sep 06, 2013

    Mitchell Hashimoto released his book "Vagrant up and running" which covers everything from basic Vagrant usage to extending its functionality. In seven chapters he explains every aspect of Vagrant - from staring a default VM to extending it via plug-ins.

  • The Case for Software Lifecycle Integration

    by Dave West on  Aug 22, 2013 2

    For many years, software delivery has been treated as an ancillary business process; a business process that, though costing the organization a considerable amount of money, does not have the structure, rigor, or focus of other enterprise business processes such as supply chain management, financial management, and even talent management.

Managing Build Jobs for Continuous Delivery

Posted by Martin Peston on  May 24, 2013

The number of jobs in a continuous integration tool can range from a few to several thousand, all performing various functions. There is an approach to manage these jobs in a more efficient manner. 1

Evaluating Agile and Scrum with Other Software Methodologies

Posted by Capers Jones on  Mar 20, 2013

Capers Jones compares the effectiveness of Agile and Scrum with a sample of contemporary software development methods using several standard metrics. 19

Interview and Book Review: Enterprise Software Delivery

Posted by Craig Smith on  Feb 20, 2013

"Enterprise Software Delivery" is the latest book by Alan W. Brown, and is a must-read guide for anybody concerned with the development and delivery of software in a large organisation.

Automated Builds: How to Get Started

Posted by Joe Enos on  Feb 04, 2013

In this article, we will take a common example of a corporate web application for a fictional financial institution, and walk through fully automating their build process. 1

Integrated ALM Tools Are Fundamental to Success

Posted by Dave West on  Jan 09, 2013

The software business has moved from ancillary to mission critical. This teams must start thinking about how to best integrate their delivery disciplines, creating a holistic integrated ALM approach. 2

Automated Builds: The Key to Consistency

Posted by Joe Enos on  Jan 02, 2013

If there's one thing developers are good at, it's automating things that used to be done manually. However, development teams often neglect the one audience that would benefit the most - themselves.

A Step by Step Guide to Lean ALM

Posted by Dave West on  Nov 12, 2012

Last time we looked at Lean ALM from a high level perspective. This article Dave West builds on that by discussing how one can gradually introduce Lean ALM to established teams.

Now is the Time for Lean ALM

Posted by Dave West on  Oct 30, 2012

We examine what organizations can learn from Lean thinking in transforming ALM from an inflexible, expensive, dogmatic approach to one more able to reduce waste and deliver measurable value.

Continuous Integration with MSBuild and Jenkins – Part 2

Posted by Mustafa Saeed Haji Ali on  Oct 01, 2012

In Part 2 of our MSBuild series look at using the CI server Jenkins. We choose Jenkins because it supports a wide variety of projects, making it ideal for heterogeneous environments. 7

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