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A DataOps Definition: Separating Hype From Value

Software development has evolved quickly in recent years. It has changed following diverse methodologies—for example, waterfall, extreme programming, scrum, and agile, just to name a few….

The Organization Leader's Guide to Improving to Time to Market

The Organization Leader’s Guide to Improving to Time to Market

For those unaware of time to market, here’s a clear definition. Time to market (TTM) refers to the time needed to develop a product, from its…

what is business analytics

What Is Business Analytics? A Comprehensive Definition

In today’s world, knowledge is power. Therefore, if you have it, you have the power to make informed decisions. Those will change the way you build…

Digital Risk

Digital Risk: What It Is And How to Manage It in Your Org

Is your organization becoming increasingly dependent on technology? If so, your organization is also becoming vulnerable to certain digital threats and risks. As a result, you…

value streams

Value Streams in Software: A Definition and Detailed Guide

Projects used to be the coin of the realm for software. Companies used projects to collect new features, organize teams, and manage investments. Over the years,…

software development trends

Software Development Trends: What You Need to Know for 2020

An old teacher of mine used to say that one year in tech was equivalent to ten years for other industries, given how fast-paced the field…

agile methodology steps

Adopting Agile Methodology: 6 Steps to Improved Delivery

Software development has changed rapidly over the last several decades. For the most part, companies would release software packages something like once a year. For example,…

kanban board

Your Detailed Introductory Guide to the Kanban Board

So you want to learn a little bit about Kanban? That’s great! Kanban is a system for both visualizing and organizing work to be done. Kanban’s…

product oriented team

Why You Should Be Building Product-Oriented Teams

Many factors contribute to the success of a firm. For instance, knowing what customers want is an important part of running a business. Different teams decide…

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,…

environments

QA Environments: Why Do You Need So Many?

Test environment managers are often asked to audit everything. If there is a question about budgets they need to quickly identify opportunities to reallocate infrastructure and…

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…