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Continuous Integration vs. Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Deployment

The world of software development seems to create new buzzwords, processes, and methodologies almost as fast as it develops new software tools. The reason is that the industry is constantly evolving and becoming more efficient. However, in the software development world, there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all solutions. Some methodologies will work better in certain […]

November 12th, 2018  |  Published in Agile Release Management, Deployment Management, DevOps, Release Management

Continuous Improvement in a CI/CD Pipeline

Continuous Improvement in a CI/CD Pipeline

In 1993, the movie “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray, launched its way into our hearts and minds as one of the top-rated movies of all time. In the movie, Phil Connors, played by Bill Murray, comically lives the same day over and over again. His objective, as he repeats each day, is to learn step […]

October 2nd, 2018  |  Published in Deployment Management, DevOps, Release Management, Value Stream Management

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

Value Stream Mapping

10 Key Steps to Value Stream Mapping for Software Delivery

A few years back, a large mortgage company was struggling. Their mortgage application process was taking an average of more than three weeks to come to an approval decision. Their customers were growing more and more frustrated. Many were simply leaving and going to competitors. The application approval process passed through a dozen teams and […]

September 7th, 2018  |  Published in DevOps, Release Management, Test Environment Management, Value Stream Management

Agile DevOps

How to Use Discipline to Achieve Agile DevOps

Despite the promises of DevOps collaboration, software release processes have long been stuck with the myth that IT departments can’t have the best of both the speed and reliability worlds. However, the latest State of DevOps report revealed that IT organizations are finding ways to bust the myth and marry speed and reliability for more […]

August 22nd, 2018  |  Published in Agile Release Management, DevOps, Release Management

Bridge the DevOps Gap

Bridge the Gap Between Development and Operations (DevOps)

Development teams are “proactive.” Developers create software systems, and they often have an entirely different model of business from the Operations teams. These groups have a wide variation in both process and approach to software releases. Some development groups working on slow-moving, back-office systems may be very amenable to the service management model of software […]

August 22nd, 2018  |  Published in DevOps, 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

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Milestones to DevOps Integration

The challenge that every business constantly faces is how to remain relevant to its customers. In a world where changes are happening around us at breakneck speeds, the tools we create and support as development teams need to be cycled faster and more efficiently than ever before. While there are still some legacy applications that […]

January 29th, 2018  |  Published in DevOps, Release Management

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The Regression Testing Solution for DevOps

Software testing is an essential part of any software development process to make sure everything works as expected. This concept is nothing new. However, what is the protocol for testing an application that is already in production? New features are requested, bugs are reported — your team gets to work putting together new code and […]

January 22nd, 2018  |  Published in DevOps, Test Environment Management, Test 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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Integration Testing in an Enterprise DevOps Environment

Stages of Development Testing The need for testing a new piece of software before it’s released to customers is as old as software development itself. However, it’s typically left up to the individual organization to determine what types of testing need to be done, and how thorough the testing needs to be. The testing methodology […]

January 2nd, 2018  |  Published in DevOps, Test management

OpsDev

DevOps is cool, but get involved in OpsDev for Test Environment Management too!

The DevOps mindset can be flipped around and applied to Test Environment Management The hyped mnemonic “DevOps” is equally true the other way around: OpsDev – that is, more and more work in the operations and infrastructure departments happens as development activities with scripts, code repositories and build managers. OpsDev is as tool-heavy as DevOps, […]

October 24th, 2017  |  Published in DevOps, Test Environment Management