We spoke with Chris Patterson, Senior Program Manager Team Foundation Server about the role of automated builds and continuous delivery in modern application development. Team Foundation Server is the Microsoft-hosted version of Team Foundation Services.
Continuous Delivery is rapidly gaining recognition as a successful strategy for true business agility. For many organizations the question is no longer “why?”, but rather “how?” How do you start with CD, and how do you transform your organization to ensure sustainable results. The authors present a Maturity Model to help address some of the key aspects you need to consider when adopting CD.
The first part of this series discussed some of the benefits of automating your build and deployment processes. 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.
This article is part of the "DevOps War Stories" series.Each month we hear what DevOps brings to a different organisation, what worked and what didn’t and the challenges faced during adoption.
Reading is a very widespread way of consuming information about Agile practices, but it is not the only way. Listening to podcasts is an alternative way to increase your knowledge. 2
"Continuous Delivery and DevOps - A Quickstart Guide" is a good starting point for newbies as well as for those facing the challenge of changing organizations with complex release processes.
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.
There is great value in examining software processes from an execution perspective. This article provides an understanding of the underlying execution principles that make Agile methods effective. 4
Mitch Lacey has written the book The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year in which he presents advice on how to implement many of the Scrum and XP practices.
Phil Abernathy asserts that the role of the Agile Coach may be due to sunset - he proposes an alternate based on his vision of an Agile Practitioner Manager embedded within an agile team. 17
As organizations adopt agile practices and techniques they often find that existing talent management approaches need to adapt to the more collaborative ways of working. Pat suggests ways to do this. 1
The rapidly increasing appetite for new product features coupled with the decreased lifetime of products necessitates joining up the cycles of continuous design & delivery into an innovation cycle.