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Author: Jeff Keyes

Jenkins World 2018

Come Talk to Us and Merck at Jenkins World 2018 – Booth 120

It’s that time again as Jenkins World is upon us. I love that the conference is being renamed to DevOps World as it spotlights a key aspect – this conference now covers a much wider area than discussions about an open source continuous integration server. What Brings Us Together? I studied electrical engineering in school […]

September 11th, 2018  |  Published in DevOps, IT Governance, Release Management

Digital World

Value Stream Management in a Software Driven World

The Future is Software Software is the competitive differentiator driving every business, in every sector, in one way or another. Every enterprise must evolve its software development and delivery processes in order to compete in this new world, or face the prospect of being disrupted. With this shift in focus, comes challenges of accelerating software […]

August 9th, 2018  |  Published in Agile Release Management, DevOps, Release Management, Value Stream Management

Plutora grabs Top 3 Award for release management

Plutora grabs Top 3 Award for release management

Today we are happy to announce that Plutora has earned the EMA DevOps Top 3 Award for Release Management. Full findings and details are available in the recently delivered EMA DevOps 2020 report. What is the DevOps 2020 report? Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) provide empirical research about the current state of DevOps adoption, perceptions and […]

July 30th, 2018  |  Published in DevOps, Release Management

Achieve Hiccup-Free Software Releases - CD Pipeline

Create a Hiccup-Free Continuous Delivery Pipeline for Enterprise Releases — Tips from Gary Gruver

Given the scale and complexity of enterprise applications, trying to improve release cycle time without compromising quality is a constant concern. In tightly-coupled architectures, release pipelines have multiple system dependencies which adds to the complexity of maintaining quality while managing the increased velocity of change. An effective release process requires close collaboration across all teams, […]

March 14th, 2018  |  Published in Agile Release Management, Release Management, Test Environment Management

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Expedite the Handoff from Dev to Test: An Interview with Gary Gruver (Part 2)

In the second part of our conversation with Gary Gruver (read part 1 here), we continue to discuss delivery pipeline inefficiencies of enterprise releases. As Gary describes in his book Starting and Scaling DevOps: “The biggest inefficiencies in most large organizations exists in the large, complex, tightly coupled systems that require coordination across large numbers […]

January 15th, 2018  |  Published in Agile Release Management, Deployment Management, DevOps, Test Environment Management

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Expedite the Handoff from Dev to Test: An Interview with Gary Gruver (Part 1)

In his book, Applying Agile and DevOps at Scale, Gary Gruver talks about the differences between the application deployment pipeline of a loosely coupled architecture vs a tightly coupled architecture typical of large enterprises. In loosely coupled architectures, release trains achieve quality validation independently. He uses multiple parallel train tracks to illustrate this delivery independence. […]

January 8th, 2018  |  Published in Agile Release Management, Deployment Management, DevOps, Test Environment Management

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Customer Spotlight: Amit Bali at eBay

Amit Bali, Release and Configuration Management Lead at eBay, discusses the challenges that drew his team to Plutora, the implementation process, and the advantages of making the change. Amit Bali is a Release and Configuration Management Lead at eBay. He is responsible for coordinating application releases, their schedules, and the test environments utilized in the […]

November 21st, 2017  |  Published in Deployment Management, Release Management, Test Environment Management

next generation test management tool

8 Things That Make a Test Management Tool Next Generation

What is a next generation test management tool? How is it different from your current tool and why should you even consider switching?

September 5th, 2017  |  Published in Test Case Management, Test management

Dell release management

Customer Spotlight: Senior IT Manager at Leading Technology Company

Senior IT Manager at a leading Texas-based technology company talks about the challenges her release management team was facing and how Plutora has helped solve them. The senior IT manager is responsible for fiscal year strategy planning, enforcing organizational standards to ensure quality, communicating issues and their recommended solutions to leadership, overseeing the enterprise release function, […]

August 23rd, 2017  |  Published in Deployment Management, Release Management, Test Environment Management