No Retros | DevSecOps Anti-Patterns

Owen Gotimer Hello everyone. My name is Owen Gotimer. I’m the community manager at TechWell. I’m joined today by Tom Stiehm the CTO at Coveros. Tom, thanks for joining me today. Tom Stiehm Thanks for having me. Owen Gotimer So the anti-pattern we’re going to talk about is no retros. Tom Stiehm So what happens […]

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3 Tactics to Stay Productive with an Agile Schedule

When everything is agile, it can be difficult to stay productive. Changing requirements and priorities often necessitate task switching, which takes a toll on your concentration, accuracy, and efficiency. This gets more complicated when your schedule is also agile. The usual productivity tips apply best to those working in a typical office with typical hours. What […]

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Quality Engineering in Agile and DevOps

Early in the software engineering journey, there were primarily developers. Developers had a wide array of accountabilities: designing, coding, testing, deploying, maintaining, and more. Quality was inherently built in and championed by the triad of the customer, the business, and the developers. As we scaled, we segmented these responsibilities across roles, which came with both […]

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Selecting the Right Agile Framework

Scrum. Kanban. Lean. XP. SAFe. RUP. Scrum of Scrums. There are many frameworks available to organizations that are maturing their agile software development process. However, the use of some frameworks can help reinforce agile behaviors, while others can be degenerative and actually drive an organization to revert to more waterfall-like software development. The choice of […]

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Tips for Facilitating Remote Agile Teams

In this challenging unprecedented time teams that have been co-located in team rooms are now adapting to being fully remote, at least for the time being. So a big question a lot of agile teams are facing is how do we follow the agile principles while remote. In particular the idea of co-location and the […]

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Rethinking Your Measurement and Metrics for Agile and DevOps

One of the key conversations organizations and teams forget about in their transition to agile and DevOps is updating their measurement and metrics plan. Many companies are still using measurements and metrics from the traditional waterfall software development lifecycle. While some of these remain useful, many may not provide value to the team or organization—and […]

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