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…

DevOps vs Outsourcing

As we look at enterprises adopting DevOps (yes, enterprises are adopting DevOps, in droves), the question regarding outsourcing always comes up. Many (read: most) enterprises have at least some of their application delivery or IT operations outsourced to an external vendor. This may be the traditional ‘offshoring’ where work is offloaded to an external, offshore…

Manufacturing vs. Software Supply Chains: an in-depth comparision

A ‘supply chain’ is defined as such: A supply chain is a system of organizations, people, technology, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. – Wikipedia This definition, while typically used in context of a manufacturing supply chain actually holds up fairly well for a Software Supply…