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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…

CI CD CDE

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…

Silicon Valley Business Journal Award

After national recognition, Plutora makes the top 10 in fastest growing private companies in Silicon Valley

Just last month Plutora made its debut on the Inc. 5000 list, the hallmark of entrepreneurial success that features the fastest-growing private companies in the country….

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….

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…

Centrica Test Environment Management

One Company’s Success with Test Environment Management

If you live in the United Kingdom, Ireland or in the eastern United States, there is a good chance that your electricity is provided by Centrica…

Value Stream Mapping

Learn the 10 Key Steps to Value Stream Mapping (VSM) 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…

Multi-Speed IT

What is Multi-Speed IT and Why Does it Hurt?

When development teams create applications for the banking industry, they might find themselves interacting with systems of record. If they develop for telecom, they might end…