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DevOps Not What You Expected? How to Get It Right This Time

DevOps Not What You Expected? How to Get It Right This Time
This article originally appeared on the Oracle Technology Network blog. If you want to implement a DevOps culture, don't start with technologies.DevOps is an effective, collaborative, and comprehensive approach to managing software development a...
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The Agile Way: Continuous Integration in ALM

The Agile Way: Continuous Integration in ALM
How to Use Continuous Integration throughout Your Application's LifecycleNot so long ago, applications were developed and deployed with on-site Application Lifecycle Management ALM solutions. More recently, the automation of processes, such as buildi...
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From Agile to DevOps

From Agile to DevOps
When the Agile methodology revolution began in 2001, it called for Individuals and interactions over processes and toolsWorking software over comprehensive documentationCustomer collaboration over contract negotiationResponding to change over fo...
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Want to go agile in your company but never done it before?

Want to go agile in your company but never done it before?
Many IT managers find themselves in the difficult position of seeking to "disrupt" the way their organization has traditionally confronted software development. Often this is a felt need more than a simple curiosity: they realize their organization i...
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Should I prioritize on price or prioritize on value when looking for an offshore IT services partner?

Should I prioritize on price or prioritize on value when looking for an offshore IT services partner?
Many clients look to software outsourcing as a way to get a better bang for their buck. Because of price differentials between global economies, this is clearly one of the advantages of offshoring IT services. However, there are probably tens of thou...
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Five tips to convince your purchasing department about “going agile” and using a price and material model to pay for software development projects.

Five  tips to convince your purchasing department about “going agile” and using a price and material model to pay for software development projects.
Many IT managers resist the temptation of going agile (which implies working under a time and materials model) because they believe their managers, or their purchasing department, or whoever approves a budgetary expenditure, will not easily approve a...
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Good retrospectives = constant team improvement

Good retrospectives = constant team improvement
Over the past couple of years, I've had the opportunity to facilitate retrospectives for several software development teams within PSL and gained some insights and lessons learned that I would like to share.One of the most common issues for the teams...
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From static budgets to the agile burn rate

From static budgets to the agile burn rate
​When shopping around for vendors for a software development project, clients that are not familiar with agile methodologies want a figure to assign to their budget or have a specific figure themselves that came from a previously defined budget. Thes...
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