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Single Source of Truth (SSOT): Definition and Examples

Your product is creating a buzz in the market. Accordingly, the analytics team is processing your product’s data to evaluate its growth metrics. At the same…

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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…

Hofstadter's Law

Hofstadter’s Law: What It Is and What It Means for Planning

DevOps teams across the board are under enormous pressure to shorten software development cycles and pump out more and more releases. By doing so, they’re delivering…

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…

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Why IT Leaders Need to Track Flow Time

Many organizations are beginning to tighten the DevOps screws as they look for ways to increase productivity and decrease costs. So there’s a rising demand for…

BI Dashboards

BI Dashboards: A Definition With Detailed Examples

Modern business practices generate more information from more segments of the business than ever before. Ranging from sales and inventory to internal processes and projects to…

Story points in depth

Story Points in Depth: Everything You Need to Know

Story points are a source of endless debate in agile teams. Every team I’ve been part of has discussed the role of story points in retrospectives,…

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…

The 10 Essential DevOps Metrics That Really Matter

The 10 Essential DevOps Metrics That Really Matter

DevOps is an evolving computing philosophy. What’s clear about the idea is that it concatenates developers with the operational side of software delivery. It’s considerably tough…

SAFe and DevOps

SAFe and DevOps: Why They’re Important and How To Integrate Them

Today, we’re here to talk about the “SAFe DevOps” duo and why it matters so much for enterprise organizations. We’re at a point in history when…

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Plutora Co-Founds VSMC to Help Organizations Deliver Value Through the Advancement of Value Stream Management

Today’s announcement of the Value Stream Management Consortium (VSMC) is an exciting and significant milestone in the evolution of software delivery. The VSMC is being launched…