As the software delivery industry continues to evolve and mature, the
challenge of managing the growing list of the tools and processes becomes
more daunting every day. Today, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
platforms are proving most valuable by providing the governance, management
and coordination for every stage of development, deployment and release.
Recently, I spoke with Madison Moore at SD Times about the changing market
and where ALM is headed.
Here's an overview of what we discussed:
Software innovation is real, and it's becoming faster. It's imperative that
teams rid themselves of any cultural or structural restraints in order to
stay competitive, and this includes limiting the tools and techniques dev
teams can use. In the next phase of ALM, teams must leverage the
best-of-breed tools they need in order to deliver software innovation faster.
CollabNet has a long history helping the federal market build quality
software at speed, including the Department of Defense (DoD), which is,
believe it or not, one of the most active software developers in the world.
Federal software needs range widely - from military and defense systems, to
communications, command and control and operations - so you can imagine how
complex the development and delivery processes have become. With so many
layers of DoD software development, corralling the systems into a manageable
workflow is an enormous task, and that's where Forge.mil comes in.... (more)
Creating a unified toolchain is increasingly important for today's modern
software delivery approaches. Providing context, visibility and compliance
around the growing number of tools and processes being used today is core to
our mission of connecting the world of software delivery. Today, we are
pleased to announce a new version of TeamForge that extends your ability to
integrate activity data from the cloud hosted version of JIRA Software and,
for DevOps, Chef, into a centralized platform. In addition, we've
strengthened our capabilities for enterprise Git by supporting both co... (more)
Every day, every hour, every minute, devices are becoming connected. The
Internet of Things (or Iot) has gone from a buzzword floating through the
echoes of Silicon Valley to a tangible and quickly advancing movement in the
world of hardware. But, like a stone tossed into a pond, the effects of the
Internet of Things are quickly rippling outward, causing immense changes to
the environment surrounding it. And, as it turns out, the IoT is a rather big
stone and it's making a large splash. The IoT revolution is necessitating
enormous changes to companies who want to play in this bra... (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)