An light-hearted article on "What Three-Year Olds Can Teach Us About Software Development" from Scott Ambler.
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About Scott Ambler
Scott Ambler is a Senior Consulting Partner with Scott W. Ambler + Associates , a boutique consulting firm specializing in helping organizations to successfully adopt disciplined agile strategies. He is based in Toronto and focuses on disciplined agile training and process-related advisement. Scott lives... [More]
Note: Community members, I'll be adding Rational's Agile training courses so members can find the training they need. I'd encourage you to share any public training you'll be doing whether it's formal or informal. To do so just post the the community blog and add the tags ( ibmagile training course ), if your course will be web based add the tag ( web ) and finally if your course is free add the tag ( free ). Your courses will show up on an RSS feed I'm building for the Events and Training area in the zone (now in Beta). Course... [More]
Calvin Powers, managing editor for security at developerWorks, hosted a panel in which Gene Kim discussed his new book, The Phoenix Project , with IBM DevOps experts, Ann Marie Fred and Michael Elder.
Gene has also written a "DevOps Distilled" article series for developerWorks. In that series of articles, Gene shares his unique perspective on the history of the DevOps movement and where it is heading today, with an eye toward how information security fits into the overall operations perspective of DevOps.
Thinking about deploying your applications in the cloud ? Worried about how your applications will work in different, frequently varying environments. No matter how many times you may have tested your application in simulated cloud-like settings, verified recovery from server or operating system failures, and tuned your application till it runs like a Ferrari simulation, you can never be certain that all will be well in the hurly-burly of the cloud.
Application deployment is one of the trickiest aspects of cloud... [More]
In my struggles and learnings as a social business practitioner I occasionally deliver social media workshops to share my experiences and knowledge with others (well, at least have delivered two of those to date). So according to Jakob Nielsen , a user experience guru, the 90-9-1 rule prevails. The rule says that in most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action. The 1% can have a great impact on the 90% (for example, the hotels that... [More]
How do Agile practices impact IT operations? Agile practices can provide organizations with great benefits: more customer collaboration leading to a better overall product, a unified development team that is generally more productive, innovative and just plain happier and finally can help organizations deliver software/solutions faster than ever before, beating the competition leading to increased market share and at the end of the day increases revenue. But time to market is only as fast as the weakest link in the overall software delivery... [More]
Angel Diaz, VP, IBM SWG Standards is the thought provider behind an article on the activities to ensure that the standards being developed for the Open Cloud are drivers by the User. For an easy read, here is the link to the article - http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/625143-ibms-angel-diaz-3-projects-creating-user-driven-standards-for-the-open-cloud. OpenStack - http://www.openstack.org/ Cloud Standards Customer Council - http://www.cloud-council.org/ TOSCA - ... [More]
As Darrel blogged the other day, learning Agile is key to a successful Agile transformation! We want you to share your public training with everyone in the zone! This is a call out to all partners, customers or anyone who might be providing training... Whether formal classroom training, an informal meetup, a seminar or even a web conference... Tell the community what you're up to! How do you get your training courses on the Agile Transformation community? Just post the the community blog and add the tags ( ibmagile training course ) , if... [More]
I recently posted a detailed blog entitled What Does "Disciplined Agile" Actually Mean where I explore what it means to take a disciplined agile approach. Although many agile practices require discipline the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) framework makes it clear that there are many more opportunities to improve your discipline than what is commonly discussed. These include:
Standard agile discipline
Taking a goal driven approach
As few weeks ago I ran across a good article on adopting “Continuous Delivery practices”. In the white paper, “ Adopting IBM’s approach to continuous software delivery ,” the author, Paul Bahr discussed IBM’s adoption framework for iteratively introducing new capabilities and planning improvements. Here is the link to the survey: IBM DevOps Practices Self Assessment survey .
In that article it described the first step as conducting a Devops assessment... [More]
If you missed Steve Farley, VP NationWide or Sal Vella, IBM VP Product Development, discussing improving the customer experience for web and mobile applications at Innovate 2013, this is your chance to catch up with this condensed five-minute video of their key highlights. For more information on Monitor & Optimize solutions, please visit the IBM DevOps website.
Customers today are demanding, and getting quicker responses to product feedback. Software versions released at an ever brisker pace reflect the urgency with which firms are treating customer demands. How does a firm handle the challenges that these heightened expectations bring up? What are the tools that it should acquire to manage the complexity?
Typically, a software delivery chain consists of a source code version succeeded by a sequence of binaries deployed successively in various test environments, leading up to... [More]