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Flint Brenton

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Don't go chasing waterfall ... development, that is. According to a recent post by Madison Moore on Medium featuring insights from several software delivery industry leaders, waterfall is - while still popular - not the best way to win in the marketplace. With methodologies like Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery becoming ever more prominent over the past 15 years or so, waterfall is old news. Or, is it? Moore cites a recent study by Gartner: "According to Gartner's IT Key Metrics Data report, the waterfall method as employed on 56% of development efforts in 2015, with iterative methods used in 21% of projects and agile in 23%." While Agile has been the buzzword of the decade, it seems many organizations still haven't fully adopted the practice yet. While many cite the fallbacks of waterfall development - no feedback loops, rigid structure and requirements-based ... (more)

Three Pillars of DevOps Success in 2018 | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #DevOps

I love the beginning of the year. It is always enjoyable to see people's predictions for trends in the coming year. Publications like Fortune, CNN Money, Washington Post and the Atlantic speculate about what gadgets and technologies are going to take off in popularity this year, psychics predict which celebrities will have babies and fall in love, and I start to think about trends like DevOps and where the software delivery industry is headed next.CollabNet, Eric Robertson, predicted. I went back and looked at some DevOps predictions from last year around the same time. I had gi... (more)

BizDevOps | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #CloudNative #Serverless #DevOps #BizDevOps

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 B... (more)

Hybrid Approach | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #Serverless #DevOps #AI #DX

Waterfall Still Going Strong - But Is It Time for a Hybrid Approach? The nature of the technology business is forward-thinking. It focuses on the future and what's coming next. Innovations and creativity in our world of software development strive to improve the status quo and increase customer satisfaction through speed and increased connectivity. Yet, while it's exciting to see enterprises embrace new ways of thinking and advance their processes with cutting edge technology, it rarely happens rapidly or even simultaneously across all industries. For most organizations, the adopt... (more)

CollabNet Keeps Momentum in First Quarter 2016 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

I'm happy to report that the second quarter of 2016 is in full swing. We put out our quarterly announcement last week sharing what we've accomplished as a company and how we can better serve our customers. Every quarter you can plan to hear from us on company growth, product development and what's happening in the market. Here are a few highlights from Q1 of 2016: Thanks to our continuous improvement efforts and increased demand in our TeamForge platform, CollabNet has seen a 19 percent increase in sales to new customers compared to the same quarter in the previous year. Sales to ... (more)