I recently had a conversation with Jennifer Lent from TechTarget. She's a
respected thinker in our field and covers major trends. We spoke about the
emergence of BizDevOps and its implications for businesses.
We tackled a number of topics. She wrote about our conversation in a recent
article, "BizDevOps: Here's how to make it happen in your organization."
Since our conversation, I've been thinking more about BizDevOps, its
challenges, and what makes the BizDevOps pipeline flow.
Peter Drucker made the prescient statement that "Culture eats strategy for
breakfast." This applies to BizDevOps - changing tech is not hard, but
changing culture is. You can buy the tools and put the processes into place,
but getting team buy-in and creating the cultural shift to make BizDevOps run
are not easy tasks.
This type of change requires leadership commitment, communication, and
What is inner source? I spoke about it during my webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 8,
but here's a review.
At its most fundamental level, inner source is about replicating successful
work practices of the open-source world to commercial software projects.
There are numerous examples of open source software making big splashes in
the commercial space - Linux, Firefox, Apache - and inner source takes many
of the lessons learned from these massively successful projects and shows you
how you can apply some of those same ideologies and practices to your
In the article "Getting Start... (more)
I recently hosted a webinar on Enterprise Software Development in Pursuit
of Excellence that covers best practices for developing enterprise software
that is both flexible and reliable.
As software development becomes an integral part of today's enterprise, and
teams are often dispersed globally, it's important as a developer to have
some tried and true best practices to stand by. Scaling these principles and
duplicating successes across the distributed enterprise can be a challenge
however, particularly if other organizational stakeholders are turning on the
heat when it comes ... (more)
So you want to centralize your enterprise? Smart choice - but it's important
to take some factors into consideration if you want to have success.
Developers need to ensure representation from each geographic location;
understand current development processes and tools; and comprehend the
biggest challenges. Furthermore, you need to be aware of, and sensitive to,
your project teams' preferences for existing tools and aversion to change.
Before we get started into our list of the "7 Steps to Start Centralization,"
let's tackle the question you are probably asking - "What is centrali... (more)
Managers Don’t Have to Hate Agile
Earlier this year Forbes published an article titled "Why Do Managers Hate
Agile?" The author,Steve Denning, builds a case for managers hating Agile due
to "management" and "Agile" being defined as two different worlds. It's like
Men are From Mars and Women are from Venus, only we're talking about the IT
world and management and developers, instead of men and women. The article
caught my attention for the obvious reason that CollabNet sells products and
services to help support Agile development efforts, sparking the question,
"Why would manager... (more)