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software toolchain

The Software Toolchain: A Definition With Clear Examples

Historically, software development moved slowly. Companies might ship out a new suite of tools once a year—and that’s only if they were lucky. As an example,…

Test Environment Management Best Practices

Test Environment Management Best Practices

This post highlights the importance of an efficient and reliable test environment management process in supporting application releases/project delivery. We begin with the introduction of test environments…

software release schedule

Your Software Release Schedule is an Important Part of the Release Process

In most enterprises, the concept of having a reliable release schedule which represents what is going on in the development arm of your IT shop is quite…

CAB and release management

Change Advisory Board (CAB) and Release Management: The Connection

For mature organizations, change management is a critical process. The business relies on software operating correctly to perform critical business functions. They also rely on software…

Enterprise Architecture

What Is Enterprise Architecture? A Practical Definition

There’s a reason more and more companies are migrating to the cloud and incorporating IoT technologies and artificial intelligence into their infrastructure. The tools deliver a…

continuous improvement

Continuous Improvement: A Model for Success in Your Organization

DevOps, agile methodologies, and continuous improvement (CI) have transformed the way that teams collaborate when they create software. Rather than waiting for several months or years…

cutover plan

How to Formulate and Execute an Effective Cutover Plan

The most crucial time for a software company is when a project is ready to go-live. All the development and testing processes have been completed. The…

retrospective

The Agile Retrospective: Definition and Example Formats

The following is a principle upon which the Agile Manifesto was built: “At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes…

Agile Metrics

Agile Metrics: The 15 That Actually Matter for Success

The introduction of agile has transformed the way companies work. Agile has worked wonders for firms, and the positive effects are out in the open—shorter time…

Traffic light

What Is IT Governance? Understanding From First Principles

IT governance is a thought framework that makes sure information technology systems provide the value an organization needs and limits the risks that come with using…

deployment planning

Deployment Planning: Everything You Need for Success

The key to success for every enterprise project is a well-thought-out plan. One of the biggest mistakes that most teams make is having practices in place…

release management best practices

Release Management Process and Best Practices

Enterprise software delivery is a complex process aiming to deliver multiple high-quality product releases quickly. Throughout the software delivery life cycle (SDLC) release management is one…