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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)

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)

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)

The DevOps Movement | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #DevOps #Serverless #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)

CollabNet and VersionOne: Building Value at Enterprise Scale | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #Agile #DevOps

This month has been more than exciting thanks to our recent merger with VersionOne. I am privileged to lead a great team at the newly expanded CollabNet. It is an honor to be a part of a team that makes daily strides to deliver value to customers through technical innovation, professionalism and hard work. As I think about our merger with VersionOne, I am not only enthusiastic about the new levels of value we will soon offer to our customers, but also about how we will demonstrate the great value that can be unlocked for organizations through better, faster, more effective softw... (more)