Building Confidence in Your Automation

I recently had the pleasure of doing a webinar with Jeff Payne on test automation. In it, I rehashed some of the points from my Keynote out at STARWEST, but mainly we got to have a wonderful discussion on some key talking points. Despite what some people thought, none of these questions were pre-planned or […]

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Picking the Right Branch-Merge Strategy

To succeed with distributed rapid development, a branch-merge strategy is key. A good strategy facilitates processes among multiple developers or teams and is the basis for any well-functioning DevOps pipeline that uses continuous integration (CI). While there are many ways to implement CI and DevOps without a branch-merge strategy, most mature organizations use them to […]

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A Beginner’s Tips for Learning DevOps
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As a new employee fresh out of college, there’s definitely a learning curve when entering the DevOps world. For me, DevOps was rarely mentioned in school and certainly never in a lecture. It was this mysterious movement sweeping through the technical field: a solution to all of your project’s problems. To me, it was more […]

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Mentoring at Coveros
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Our people are our most important asset. We have found that mentoring is the best way to support the growth of our people. The purpose of mentoring at Coveros is to help employees succeed by finding ways to add value and contribute to the company’s growth. Success within the company means growing professionally, helping Coveros […]

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Signs Your DevOps Initiative Is Off the Rails

There’s lots of confusion about what DevOps is. This has resulted in the emergence of DevOps “antipatterns”—DevOps patterns of behavior that will not result in success. Having worked with many organizations to successfully implement DevOps principles and practices, there are often clear signs that what you are doing isn’t going to work. Let’s delve into […]

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SSL on Nexus 3

Setting up SSL with Nexus Repository Manager 3 on Windows I wanted to install Nexus Repository Manager 3 and serve traffic over HTTPS, but I ran into some issues. I wanted to share some lessons learned and help people avoid the problems I had. If you are like me, SSL certificate management can be daunting. […]

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Creating a Company Culture Where Agile Will Thrive

When I teach classes on root causes of agile project failure, I’m often asked which of the causes is most difficult to overcome. From an enterprise perspective, that is an easy answer: bad culture. Sociologist Ron Westrum defines culture as “the patterned way that an organization responds to its challenges, whether these are explicit (for […]

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Why the Minimum Viable Product Matters

Many organizations struggle to understand why agile isn’t working for them. Often, the most telling difference between a high-functioning, mature agile team and an immature one comes down to the understanding and practice of one key concept: the minimum viable product (MVP). The struggle to appropriately define an MVP quickly results in a process more […]

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