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Normalize Data

When, Why, and How to Normalize Data

Businesses today are collecting more data than ever. However, many companies are struggling to make the most out of the information that keeps piling up.   The…

Deployment Pipeline

The What and How of Software Deployment Pipelines

Every software team needs to deploy software. It’s a pretty important part of the software development life cycle! If your users can’t get access to the…

Deployment_Diagrams

Deployment Diagrams Explained in Detail, With Examples

Software engineering is more than just writing code and deploying it as software solutions. Lots of activities help ensure that users get the best software solutions….

EAI Leader guide

A Leader’s Guide to Enterprise Application Integration

Today’s software development companies have more reasons for enterprise application integration than ever before. In fact, not having a consolidated layout of applications could actually work…

Data Integration

Data Integration 101: Using Metrics To Show Cross-Team Value

Data has become one of the most prized assets in a software delivery process. We can safely claim it to be the lifeline of any operation…

Dependency Mapping

Dependency Mapping: A Complete Guide to Reducing Business Risk

Speed and efficiency are top priorities for most businesses that are producing software today. Simply put, software engineers need to move as quickly as possible when…

Microservices Architecture

Microservices Architecture: An Engineer’s Complete Guide

When microservices architectures are mentioned, the image that is conjured is of an extremely complex system of CI/CD pipelines linked together and tended to by a…

6 Software Metrics

6 Software Metrics Your Organization Should Track

No matter the line of work you’re in, one constant is that we’re increasingly using software to do work. More so now that a huge chunk…

Observability-monitoring

Observability vs. Monitoring: A Breakdown for Managers

One of the core things you need in order to deal with computer systems (or almost any system that you want to control, really) is to…

YAGNI

You Ain’t Gonna Need It (YAGNI), Explained in Depth

Are you struggling with a delay in delivery of your software product or overengineering your product? YAGNI (you aren’t gonna need it or you ain’t gonna…

Lean Portfolio Management

Lean Portfolio Management: Everything You Need to Know

Managing projects in an agile team isn’t an easy task. Whether it’s SAFe, LeSS, or scrum, the idea is to make the team’s goals easily achievable….

Lead Time vs. Cycle Time: What's the Difference?

Lead Time vs. Cycle Time: What’s the Difference?

A key part of effective agile software team leadership is focusing on the right metrics. There are lots of behaviors that you can measure, but knowing…