State of DevOps and CD

High performing DevOps teams have a significant competitive advantage. The 2016 State of DevOps Report put out by PuppetLabs and DORA showed that high performers dominate their markets and obliterate their competitors. Does that sound a bit dramatic? They are able to take ideas to market 200 times more frequently, creating a high-speed vehicle for saving the best ideas and tossing the losing ideas out quickly. They deploy new services and products 2,555 times faster. While their competition is still thinking about maybe possibly perhaps deploying a new capability, high-performers have already…

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Dark Learning

What is Dark Learning? Dark Learning is an approach to enablement that transparently causes people to embrace new behaviors, skills and abilities.  Dark Learning represents a shift in how people think about and execute enterprise learning (training). Dark Learning is not a new approach to developing or delivering e-learning, instructor-led training and job aids. Lean and Agile Impact on Traditional Learning Lean and Agile approaches have driven nearly every part of the enterprise to focus on: Delivering higher value in shorter cycles, or even continuously Eliminating waste (anything that does…

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Enterprise Agile Software Development

Team size is just one complexity factor in enterprise software development In enterprise environments with tens of thousands of software development team members scattered across the globe.  Beyond the large numbers, the development teams often come from at least a few acquisitions. In fact, one very large enterprise client had acquired an astounding 158 companies within a 15-year period! Enterprise software development complexity factors go far beyond team size There is typically significant diversity of software development languages, tools, cross-enterprise teaming, executive support, corporate culture and trust. The teams’ maturity in…

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