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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…

why devops

Beyond the Hype: Why DevOps Isn’t a Silver Bullet

The concept of DevOps and the idea of going faster are not new. However, the proliferation of shiny new tools designed around providing faster Agile +…

kanban vs scrum

Kanban vs Scrum: Which One is Right for You?

Kanban vs Scrum is a question often debated by teams looking to switch from a waterfall development process to an agile solution. Both of these project…

Letting the Customer Lead: Digital Customer Experience in Software Delivery

The current state of affairs in the software industry is that every company collects a huge amount of data through different entry points, and every company…

value stream mapping template

Value Stream Mapping Template

Value stream maps enable organizations to see where the actual value is being added in the process, allowing them to improve on the overall efficiency associated…

Value Stream Stream Mapping Symbols

A Guide to Value Stream Stream Mapping Symbols

This guide provides a quick introduction to the basic standardized symbols for value stream mapping. Originally introduced by the Lean Enterprise Institute in “Learning to See“,…

Why Plutora

The Value Stream Digital Transformation Solution

As the VP of Development at a large multinational wireless telecommunication company, Christian deals with a variety of challenges every day. For example, this morning he…