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aligning it and business

Idea to Delivery: 3 Ways to Align IT Teams With Business Outcomes

Business is demanding better, faster delivery of value from IT so it can compete in a market that’s moving at breakneck speed. How can IT accelerate…

Enterprise Software Testing

Why Your Enterprise Software Testing is Failing and How to Fix It

Do you feel like everyone thinks your software testing team is the bottleneck slowing down development and delivery? Sixty-four percent of testers say time spent on…

Lean IT

How to Weave Lean Thinking Into Your Release Management for Predictable Delivery

“The core idea of Lean is to maximize customer value.” Lean Enterprise Institute What is Lean? Businesses are being driven up against the wall by continual…

Predictable software testing

Measure, Learn, Improve: A Master Plan to Control Software Testing Predictability

Are you tired of slipping deadlines and missing commitments? Do you feel like the consistency of Software Testing is out of your control? Here is how…

Agile, enterprise release management

It’s Not About Agile Release Planning – it’s About Enterprise Release Agility

That’s not a fancy twist on a popular approach in IT. This post is about untangling the mess Agile Release Planning has become. We’re living in…

Agile Release Management

It’s Time to Tear Down Silos for Agile Release Management

To make sure we’re on the same page, let’s start by defining what we mean by a silo. “They are nothing more than barriers… between departments……

Post Implementation Reviews (PIR)

6 Proactive Measures of Enterprise Software Testing Progress

Do you feel like you are always reacting to fire drills? Do you know how your teams are progressing, how they should be progressing, or why…

Release Risk

The Biggest Reason Your Release Risk is Going Up, and What to do About it

Rising costs. Delays. Failed deployments. Outages. Your risk is increasing and you’re scrambling to figure out why. The trigger is a lack of visibility. And it is the single biggest reason your release risk is going up for dev, for ops, and for the business.

Guide to Planning Successful Releases

The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Planning Successful Releases

If you want to meet your commitments to the business, you need to improve testing predictability and forecast accuracy. From status quo review to the measurement of metrics, the ten steps outlined in this guide will help you implement watertight releases and achieve your goals.

Release Reviews

Are Release Reviews Holding Your Projects Back?

Are project intake management and portfolio prioritization draining your resources?  Are you sick of sorting through project updates and sharing slides? Are you spending endless hours…

Improving Software Testing Communication

Top 10 Tips for Improving Software Testing Communication

Do you spend too much time sitting in meetings providing or receiving status updates? Does your testing team receive a ton of emails and calls and…

Release Reviews

Release Reviews: 7 Steps to Save Time and Keep Projects on Track

Your calendar is filled with release reviews, but it’s looking busy and not exactly doing much. Every time you glance at it, you cringe. You promise…