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water scrum fall

Water-Scrum-Fall is a Real, Prevalent Phenomenon

Water-Scrum-Fall is a software delivery system that sandwiches Scrum methodology between an up-front design phase and a legacy deployment mechanism. Many variations of this system exist,…

hygieia

What You Can Learn From the Hygieia Dashboard and Its Metrics

Over the last several years, software development companies have increasingly adopted DevOps workflows. According to one study, 10% of organizations had fully embraced DevOps in 2017…

Digital Transformation Challenges - Glitch

Top 4 Digital Transformation Challenges (And how to solve them)

Companies across industries are investing in digital transformations to improve productivity and deliver innovative customer-centric software. Digital native companies continue to reshape markets, leaving traditional incumbents…

microservices

Understanding Microservices and Their Impact on Companies

“If you went to bed last night as an industrial company, you’re going to wake up today as a software and analytics company.”  This is a…

bimodal it

Bimodal IT: Definition, Implications, and Dangers

When you’ve been using a certain business method for a long time, you don’t start using a new one just because it’s shiny, new, and cool….

lean software development

Lean Software Development and the 7 Principles That Drive It

A primary goal of software development teams is delivering valuable features and products as quickly and effectively as possible. One way they can optimize how quickly…

change management process

Change Management Process: 13 Steps to Getting It Right

There’s nothing quite like the phrase “change management process” to induce eye rolls from rank and file employees before you even finish your sentence. And, honestly,…

Is There a Place for the Waterfall Methodology in 2019?

Managing large software projects is hard. Delivering a product that meets your customers’ needs securely and safely is no small feat. Writers spill a great deal…

infrastructure as code

Infrastructure as Code: What Is It, and Why Should My Engineers Care?

For decades, managing a server or two was a full-time job. System administrators would carefully curate their critical systems and ensure the business ran smoothly by…

ci/cd pipeline

Understanding the CI/CD Pipeline: What It Is, Why It Matters

It used to be that software development was simply about, well, software development. As software continues to eat the world, many adjacent aspects of the development…

agile vs waterfall

Agile vs Waterfall: A Leadership Guide to Choosing in 2019

The differences between types of software are vast. One application might be built to control a vehicle in space. Another might integrate two systems to add…

software development life cycle

Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC): Making Sense of the Different Methodologies

Some of you, myself included, may be surprised to hear that there’s more to the SDLC than just waterfall, agile, and DevOps. Yes, it’s true! Though…