Understanding DevOps – Part 5: Infrastructure as Code

Imagine you are a seasoned operations engineer (you know, neck beard and all). Over your career you have most certainly developed a toolkit of scripts that you can use, with minor changes, to perform all your regular tasks of provisioning and managing the plethora of environments you have seen and dealt with over the years….

Video presentation of my session on Mobile DevOps at MoDevEast 2012

I presented at the MoDevEast conference last month. The conference was a major success – over 400 attendees. It was followed by a hackathon (that my son and I won a prize at). My session was titled DevOps for Cross-platform Mobile Apps. The slides and original abstract were posted in my earlier blog post. The…

I am looking forward to IBM Innovate and so should you.

IBMs Rational brand has its annual users conference – IBM Innovate – next week, in Orlando, FL. I am really looking forward to it. Having worked for Rational for over a decade, it is my ‘home conference’ and my favorite (Yes, I am biased. What can I say?). All developers, development managers, executives and consultants…

So, what is ‘Water-SCRUM-fall’?

The realities of Agile in the Enterprise When I first heard the term ‘Water-SCRUM-fall’ from a customer, I thought it was a tongue-in-cheek comment describing their dysfunctional approach to agile or probably a reference to a Dilbert strip I had missed. Then I heard a VP of development at IBM mention it on an internal…