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Value Proposition Cards

A common problem in the world of software development is bringing Technical Debt to the forefront so that organizations can clearly see why they need to make the move towards Agile and DevOps. The issue is, how do we get

Posted in agile, best practices, DevOps, kanban, SAFe, scrum, XP

Hidden Constraints/Process Improvements in Value Stream Mapping and Theory of Constraints

One of the starting points with any organization looking to start the DevOps journey or even just looking for process improvement is to create a current and future state Value Stream Map or apply the Theory of Constraints. The concept

Posted in agile, best practices, DevOps, kanban, SAFe, scrum, testing, XP

Make Sure Your DevOps Teams are Focused on Double Loop Learning Versus Single Loop

Understand that improvement is learning It should not be a surprise that DevOps improvement implies some kind of intervention or change to the process, and the change will be evaluated in terms of whatever improvement occurs. The evaluation that takes

Posted in best practices, DevOps, Uncategorized

Get a Good ‘Work-Out’ in DevOps

The idea of including everyone in the process of improvement is one of the key principles of TQM, Lean and now DevOps. There are numerous ways being suggested in DevOps articles, blogs and books to involve everyone and create a

Posted in agile, best practices, DevOps, Uncategorized

DevOps and the Theory of Constraints

As the DevOps movement has started to take hold in the software development industry, one of the great benefits of this is that individuals are starting to become aware of tried and true Lean Manufacturing and TQM practices. Having received

Posted in agile, best practices, continuous integration, DevOps, kanban, Uncategorized

DevOps, getting that old Deja vu feeling

While recently putting together an Intro to DevOps presentation for an upcoming meetup, I couldn’t get over this feeling of déjà vu as I put the presentation together. As I reviewed the presentation over and over I kept trying to

Posted in agile, best practices, continuous integration, testing

The “Killer Dozen” Automation Implementation Killers – CI/CD/DevOps

Many organizations today are moving towards automated testing for the right reasons, but unfortunately the vast majority experience a spectacular failure. Often at Meetups or talking to potential customers who have failed at one or more automation implementations, I continue

Posted in agile, ATDD, automation, BDD, best practices, continuous integration, selenium, TDD, testing

The “Killer Dozen” Automation Implementation Killers – Sorry, QA does not own Automation

Many organizations today are moving towards automated testing for the right reasons, but unfortunately the vast majority experience a spectacular failure. Often at Meetups or talking to potential customers who have failed at one or more automation implementations, I continue

Posted in agile, ATDD, automation, BDD, best practices, continuous integration, selenium, TDD, testing

The “Killer Dozen” Automation Implementation Killers – Failure to Take a Leap of Faith

Many organizations today are moving towards automated testing for the right reasons, but unfortunately the vast majority experience a spectacular failure. Often at Meetups or talking to potential customers who have failed at one or more automation implementations, I continue

Posted in agile, ATDD, automation, BDD, best practices, continuous integration, selenium, TDD, testing, Uncategorized

The “Killer Dozen” Automation Implementation Killers – Not Truly Integrating with your Agile Practice

The “Killer Dozen” Automation Implementation Killers Many organizations today are moving towards automated testing for the right reasons, but unfortunately the vast majority experience a spectacular failure. Often at Meetups or talking to potential customers who have failed at one

Posted in agile, ATDD, automation, BDD, best practices, continuous integration, selenium, TDD, testing

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