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GitHub's New 'Actions' Adds CI/CD Features

GitHub unveiled an upgrade of its Actions workflow automation and customization solution today that comes with a new bundle of continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) capabilities. The new version is now in beta.

Can Agile Truly Scale To the Enterprise?

What makes Enterprise Agile different from plain ol' ordinary agile? Our Agile Architect returns with a series of columns exploring what we can gain from enterprise agility.

Compuware Adds DevOps Pipeline Integration, Other Features, to Topaz

Compuware kicked off the new year by unveiling a new set of enhancement for its Topaz mainframe DevOps solution, including new functionality in Topaz Team Profiles that facilitates knowledge-sharing between experienced mainframe developers and newer generations.

Why You Should Let Greed Accelerate Your Agile Development

If you think this is going to be an article on evil product owners and how they just want everything, you're going to be disappointed. Our Agile Architect explains how 'Greed-Accelerated Development 'is the completely achievable desire to want more from your work than just the immediate benefit while not paying any additional price for it. Bwa Ha Ha Ha!

Safety and The Agile Retrospective

Safety is an important ingredient in any agile retrospective. If team members don't feel safe, they may not be candid and honest with their input, negating the effectiveness of the retro. Our Agile Architect shares some of his techniques for measuring and maintaining safety.

DevOps Intelligence Gathering: What Are We Measuring Here?

Tim Buntel, DevOps Advocate at XebiaLabs, advises companies to focus on a combination of global measurements (traditional metrics from across the organization) and outcomes (delivery of software with speed and stability).

Keep CALMS and DevOps Ons

There has been a lot of misinformation about the nature of DevOps and its relationship to (Big A) Agile. Our Agile Architect explains why DevOps is an important component of (little a) agile, plus offers the top five DevOps misconceptions dev teams often have.

The State of Agile QA: The Times Are a Changin'

Quality assurance has long been an important component of an agile team. But times change. The introduction of new capabilities like ubiquitous cloud computing, containerization and microservices changes the way we think about QA. Here's how.

Database DevOps Adoption Accelerates, Lags in Some Industries

While more enterprise developers and their teams are adopting DevOps practices across both applications and databases, a Redgate Software survey suggests some industry verticals are "turning their backs on DevOps."

Agile Through the Eyes of a Scientist

Agile is not a hard science like physics or chemistry. There is no fundamental theorem of agility. But practices in agile act along empirical scientific principles in that experimentation can lead to measurable results, reproducible across teams in similar conditions. So why does each agile team feel compelled to rediscover this again and again?

DevOps 2018: What to Expect in the Coming Year

Our DevOps specialist dives into predictions for the coming year concerning DevSecOps, serverless architecture, "after agile" and more.

Need for DevOps Talent Prompts New Specialty at Toptal

For anyone out there still harboring doubts about enterprise interest in DevOps, consider Toptal's recent launch of a new on-demand talent specialization focused on "meeting the rising need for skilled DevOps engineers."

OutSystems Marries DevOps with Low-Code

The low-code development specialists at OutSystems aren't going to be left out of the DevOps revolution, having added a new set of DevOps features to its namesake development platform specifically designed to help enterprise IT shops adopt low-code practices that accelerate app delivery.

Top 10 Agile Changes Over the Past 10 Years

Our Agile Architect recently celebrated his 10 year work anniversary and uses this as an opportunity to look back and see how agile has changed over the last decade.

Compuware Launches Topaz on AWS

Compuware took another step along the trail it's been blazing for the past year to "mainstream the mainframe" by making its Topaz suite of development and testing tools available on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Opening a DevOps Bottleneck

Toad DevOps Toolkit addresses a potential bottleneck in the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline: Oracle database changes.

8 Not-So-Subtle Hints from an Agile Team...

Things agile developers want to tell you but won't.

Atlassian Striding Toward 'After Agile'

"We're asking, what's the next step? How does Agile evolve? How do we extend the reach of enterprise teamwork?"

Jenkins World 2017: CloudBees & Electric Cloud Diving Deep for DevOps ROI

John finds two new solutions marking the next step in the evolution of DevOps: CloudBees DevOptics and ElectricFlow 8.0.

The Benefits of T-Shaped People on Your Agile Team

Our Agile Architect talks about the benefits of T-shaped people in agile and the dangers of stressing broad knowledge and participation over deep expertise.

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