Enterprise Agility at Scale with CollabNet
This paper describes the key elements CollabNet puts into practice to help organizations develop an enterprise architecture strategy. Learn how thousands of organizations are overcoming the challenges of:
Business Agility without Compromising Governance
This paper discusses how to turn your software assets into a strategic advantage instead of a risk. 1. Centralize your IP all your application assets – and establishing best practice in managing change in software development. 2. Standardize on a common and open Software Change Management (SCM) platform to gain real-time visibility, traceability and code change process automation 3. Ensure flexibility to accommodate a mix of technologies, stakeholders and development methods and still promote collaboration and re-use of these high-value assets.
Read how these steps can lead you to improved business agility while meeting the strictest regulatory compliance standards.
The Executive's Guide to Enterprise Agile Adoption
Reference Sheet for Chief Financial Officer / Chief Procurement Officer
Requirements Management in the Age of Agile
Good software requirements are critical for delivering high quality software. Managing the changing requirements of a new system through the application lifecycle is one of the most critical aspects of software development today. Developing a system that is guaranteed to meet the needs of the customer when it’s time to release requires using the right tools and processes. In this paper we discuss some of the key challenges of requirements management and how organizations are addressing these challenges to increase their likelihood of success.
Agile Project Selection from a Portfolio of Projects
This article describes an "Agile Scorecard" that can be used as a first pass filter for selecting Agile projects. The intention of the Agile Scorecard is to provide a simple manner in which projects can be reasonably selected by a project team that is unfamiliar with Agile methods.
Impediments to Enterprise Agile
A continuation of the ideas introduced in “Enterprise Strategy for Introducing Agile,” Mar turns to the challenges organizations most commonly face when introducing agile or Scrum at the enterprise.
Businessweek Research Services: Achieving Competitive Differentiation Through Agility
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Scrum Reference Card
This single document provides a six page summary of Scrum. What are the roles that are defined by Scrum? What are the meetings that are part of the Scrum approach? What are the Scrum artifacts (documents, lists, reports) that are most helpful? How is Scrum related to other programming approaches? What is self organization? This is the perfect document to use as a quick reference card when you are just getting started with Scrum, or as a quick overview to people who are interested in the mechanics of how Scrum works.
Meeting the Challenge of Enterprise Cloud Development: 7 Best Practices for Hybrid Cloud
A major transformation is underway. What historically operated behind firewalls is migrating to public and private Clouds. Across these interwoven Clouds, business solutions must interoperate, share data and deliver value to customers, suppliers and other business partners as the developing Boundary-free Enterprise™ emerges and evolves. Read this whitepaper to learn how to manage these multiple hybrid Clouds through ongoing, continuous delivery of new functionality and the integration of other Cloud solutions.
From Revolution to Evolution: The Case for Agile ALM
The wait is over for the next generation of ALM, as new Agile ALM tools and techniques provide a path to greater productivity. To many in the IT industry, the introduction of application lifecycle management (ALM) as a central discipline in software development ten years ago was seen as nothing short of revolutionary. But every revolution must itself confront change, in this case overcoming challenges with legacy ALM products that proved to be too monolithic, inflexible or costly to manage. Called Agile ALM, the next generation of ALM delivers an evolution towards embracing change, and focusing on what matters most: productivity and value. Read this paper to find out what is happening in the industry in regards to ALM and what you can do to take your dev teams to the next level.
Building a Stronger Agile Enterprise with Subversion
How a State-of-the-Art Version Control System Supports Agile Principles. Any software development methodology depends heavily on version control, but none more than Agile. With its emphasis on faster production, flexibility, and continuous integration to drive ongoing software improvements, Agile places a premium on the quality and efficiency of version control. This paper also describes how Subversion’s features and functionality lend themselves to Agile’s values of Ease, Speed, Facilitation and Flexibility, and explains how Subversion reinforces the guiding principles of Agile that are outlined in the Agile Manifesto. Six of the 12 Agile Principles will be examined in detail.
An Introduction to Agile Software Development
What is Agile? How can Agile help improve my organization? This paper discusses answers to these questions.
This paper is written for IT managers and CXOs with an interest in improving development productivity. First comes an introduction to the two broad schools of thought common to software development: traditional sequential, a.k.a. "the waterfall method," and iterative methods, of which Agile is one subset. The objective is to demonstrate the shortcomings of the waterfall approach, while providing a solution in iterative and, more specifically, Agile methods.
Agile Transformation Strategy- A Blueprint for Enterprise Success
Over the course of several years, working onsite with a large cross-section of industries and organizations, the CollabNet Agile Coaches have observed patterns and key milestones in the way organizations adopt and scale Agile. "Agile Transformation Strategy", written by Angela Druckman, CollabNet Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Transformational Coach, outlines a sound strategy and transformational "blueprint" to help guide your organization on its path to Agility.
Redefining Software Development in Healthcare IT: The Role of Agile ALM, Cloud and Open Source
This CollabNet white paper outlines how organizations in the healthcare and medical systems industries can enable rapid innovation and dynamic communication among business, development and quality assurance team members. Using the right combination of modern methods and frameworks, IT healthcare organizations today are fostering distributed collaborative environments that have not been possible with traditional software development tools and techniques.
7 Steps to Centralization
Centralization Checklist: Lower costs and improve productivity and quality for your software development processes. Here's how to start, by centralizing your development assets (incl. code, documents, discussions threads and issues tracked).
Reinforcing Agile Software Development in the Cloud
Why the Cloud Is Advantageous for Agile, and for Accelerating its Enterprise-wide Adoption.
The Keys To Distributed & Agile Application Development
How leading firms are winning with strategies for efficient application development, without relying on co-location.
What is Agile ALM?
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is the management of the software application lifecycle from initial development to final release. ALM encompasses all of the practices, processes and tools that aid in managing an application's lifecycle from both a business and development perspective.
Strategic Vision & Scrum: Looking Beyond The Next Sprint
When organizations adopt an agile approach like Scrum to product development oftentimes there is so much focus on the iterative nature of agile development that long range vision and strategic product design can get lost. In fact, it is critical that projects include long term product vision from the start, and that the iterations are designed to specifically support that vision. This long range planning should include elements such as user experience and user centered design and to ensure that the result is one that delights the users and at the same time, maximizes an organization’s return on investment.
CollabNet TeamForge – Overview
The Industry’s #1 Open Platform for Application Development and Delivery
CollabNet TeamForge 8.2 - Release Highlights
TeamForge 8.2 brings Agile planning, Git management, and traceability enhancements
CollabNet TeamForge SCM - Overview
Grasping Agility: A Guide to Building an Agile Organization
Why is agility considered to be the key characteristic of a successful company? In today's business world, inundated with rapid advancements in technology, constant change is the 'norm' and a company's agility is a major predictor for success.
Why Does Your Enterprise Need a Git Strategy?
Git is the world’s leading distributed version control system (DVCS). Developers praise Git for its flexibility, local access speed, and powerful branching and merging capabilities.
50% Cycle Time Reduction – Delivery Pipeline Strategies That Work
Software releases should be a fast, repeatable process. Measuring the cycle time, from idea to production deployment, is a vital metric as every week of delay can represent millions of dollars in lost opportunity.
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