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Flint Brenton

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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 edu... (more)

Inner Source and Software Delivery | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #OpenSource #ContinuousDelivery

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 business. In the article "Getting Start... (more)

The DevOps Movement | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #DevOps #Monitoring

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? | @CloudExpo #Cloud #IoT #Microservices

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 | @CloudExpo #IoT #Agile #DevOps

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)