Research study: The State of Software Delivery Management

Software Delivery Management and Value Stream Management – these two terms have been getting a lot of traction and attention of late as organizations enhance their focus on understanding where they are (or are not) getting the ‘value’ from the software they are delivering. Where do they need to invest in order to ensure that they…

Understanding DevOps – Part 7: Continuous Improvement

A simple description of DevOps is such: ‘An approach to Application Delivery that applies Lean principles to accelerate feedback and improve time to market’ What does this mean? In a nutshell it implies that DevOps is a set of principles and practices that enables an organization to make their delivery of applications ‘lean’ and efficient,…

What do tools and automation buy me?

As someone working in technical sales, one of the questions I have been asked hundreds of times is why do we need tools? I mean, we could just code in a text editor or in Emacs or VI, like we did in the old days. Build and deployment can be done with hand written scripts…