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Why DevOps orgs embrace failure

On September 9, 2016, Posted by , In Agile,DevOps Practices,Engineering, With No Comments

DevOps transformations require embracing failure Innovative achievements on our planet seem to manifest themselves after copious amounts of failure. Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with history’s comically hilarious attempts to create a flying machine. During the early days of flight, flying machines were invented in droves. Most of these…

Agile 101: Effective Sprint planning meetings

On August 10, 2016, Posted by , In Agile,Engineering, With No Comments

Introducing the Sprint Planning Meeting In Agile development organizations most often apply a minimum of three core meeting ceremonies (The Sprint Planning Meeting, Daily Stand-ups, and Retrospectives). These ceremonies respectively identify the beginning, middle, and end of a given iteration. In this article we’ll explore the sprint planning meeting, it’s purpose and some…

Agile 101: Practical tips for effective stand-up meetings

On July 28, 2016, Posted by , In Agile,Engineering, With No Comments

Over the last 15 years, Agile’s widespread adoption has spurred an increase in collaborative engineering and delivery at organizations both large and small. Some of the reasons for the increase in Agile’s popularity relate to the practical implementations of Agile methodologies that arose since the Agile Manifesto’s publication[1]. Some of the…

Agile & Velocity: Adapt or Die

On July 11, 2016, Posted by , In Agile,Engineering, With No Comments

One does’t do Agile. One becomes Agile  Agile: (adj) Quick and well-coordinated in movement; Some of the world’s most revered champion MMA fighters and professional boxers have defeated larger and often faster opponents by learning to be agile on their feet. Agility in this sense equates to a potent mix of…

The intrinsic link between Agile & DevOps

On March 24, 2016, Posted by , In Agile,DevOps Practices,Engineering, With No Comments

Agile & DevOps – Uniquely similar goals Agile software development has been making its rounds in the software development industry for many years now. It has garnered attention by businesses large and small and is widely known as a best practice. With the advent of the DevOps movement, the philosophical…

Elements of a successful business

On March 20, 2016, Posted by , In Agile,Business, With No Comments

INTRODUCTION Measuring a businesses success is performed at the most basic level by analyzing it’s financial bottom line.  A Company that is profitable will need to strategically outmaneuver its competition and increase market dominance by continuously creating products or services that customers find valuable. Companies that are not profitable will need act quickly to alter…