Today, let’s delve into a crucial topic that affects all of us in software development. It’s about finding the right balance between software development velocity and maintaining high-quality standards. In the fast-paced realm of technology, speed often takes the spotlight. Agile methodologies have encouraged us to race forward, aiming to churn out features and updates […]
In the dynamic world of software development, it’s not just about building what’s essential for your customers. Sometimes, it’s wise to include non-essential features that might not see immediate usage. One such example is the often-requested but infrequently utilized feature of single-sign-on, also known as Enterprise Login. This approach might sound counterintuitive, but let’s explore […]
Here we are, 8+ years after I started talking about DevOps (or something like that), and I can finally say I think that the DevOps Stack is starting to settle down.
Last week I stuck to technology and how our approach is changing to build the best software experiences we’ve ever built. This week I’m changing gears a little to talk about culture, a subject you know I’m passionate about. More so, I’ll talk about how we as software technology professionals can impact society on the […]
2019 Trends Part 1 2018 was a big year for us with significant progress in our agile transformation and digital transformation practices. Culture continues to be a big part of the impact on our organization, and on how we impact our customer partners. This year, I’ve broken up the conversation into two parts, one on technology (my first […]
I’m pretty excited that our customer, Volvo Trucks, has asked me to speak at their upcoming event titled Business Analysis Professional Development Day 2018. From their flyer: During this Development Day, the development, challenges, and required skills of the 21st century Business Analyst will be examined. Andrea Tetto, (SVP Commercial Support) will highlight the business […]
The technology industry is rapidly changing, and software development teams must change along with it. In the past, software development teams had siloed organizations, with one team focusing on development, another focused on quality assurance testing, and a completely separate group focused on operations and infrastructure. This created a linear process of development, QA, and […]
I was recently published as the featured cover story on Better Software Magazine’s April 2018 issue. I wrote about migrating an organization to DevOps and how it not only requires adoption of new processes, tools, and automation but also relies ondramatic culture change to encourage total transparency and collaboration among all project stakeholders.
Many software product companies have been using the Agile Scrum methodology for years. But even companies whose core business has not traditionally involved software development are rapidly following suit. Regardless of industry, companies are always looking for a way to deliver the most valuable product in the least amount of time, and in many cases, […]
Outsourcing software development is a choice that countless organizations continue to make, from tiny tech start-ups to massive Fortune 500 firms. Choosing to work with a software development partner offers many advantages, but it also entails a number of potential risks that should be managed with careful planning and frequent communication. The good news is […]