During the holiday season, it is natural to reflect on the past year. We have been doing that, as have all of us at CollabNet VersionOne. 2019 is easily a year we’ll all remember. Why? If you look back at 2019, you’ll see that 2019 marks a time when our industry began a major amplification around conversations about enterprise Agile, scaling frameworks such as SAFe®, and value driven software strategies.
So before we bid 2019 goodbye and start afresh with new goals and targets, let's look at the Top 10 content pieces from the year gone by, that YOU loved and shared the most. Thank you for the love!
Can you Deliver Software Faster and Decrease Risk at the Same Time?
When you look at the delivery process as a whole — and you start to understand all of the work that has to go into moving software to end users — you'll understand that you can make software move from concept to cash in both a faster and more reliable method.
Have Questions for An Agile Expert?
As enterprises continue to adopt Agile software development practices, they face many challenges while trying to reap the benefits of an agile transformation. As technology advances and grows in complexity, Agile practices need to evolve too. Both new and seasoned Agile practitioners, as well as business leaders, have a lot of questions when it comes to overcoming obstacles on the Agile journey and keeping up with shifting best practices.
How to Measure Value Earned for Enterprise Agile
As enterprises work to scale Agile and DevOps across the organization, it is more important than ever to track and measure the value of any development project. Agile and DevOps measurement needs to be outcome-based and take into account the emergent nature where these practices are best suited. See an Agile approach to Earned Value Measurement.
How to Leverage Value Stream Management to Drive Enterprise Business Agility
Organizations are discovering Business Agility as a great way to reach those results and deliver greater value to customers. If you are trying to improve Business Agility, it’s necessary to shift the focus from work to strategy. In order to change outputs, you must understand how work is created, tracked and delivered and you need visibility into your own organization so that this can be evaluated.
Accelerate Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) with Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
One of the key tenets of modern development strategies is putting additional value into the hands of your customers faster. Practices and concepts such as Agile, DevOps, CD/CI, as well as frameworks such as SAFe play an important role in that. How can you, as an organization, truly focus on meeting or even exceeding customer expectations? How can IT teams innovate, move more quickly, scale with greater velocity, and release new features that actually matter? It’s all about the v-word — value. Join us as we unpack Value Stream Mapping and how it is key to successfully scaling Agile across the enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
The Benefits of Implementing Lean-Agile at Scale in Highly Regulated Industries
Many companies live in a world where regulations and compliance are of foremost importance for all software projects. Whether this means automotive manufacturers meeting safety requirements, defense and military applications adhering to security regulations, or financial institutions and healthcare organizations complying with privacy mandates – the list of scenarios runs far and wide. It is a primary concern for our customers to not only innovate quickly and meet customer needs, but to ensure that regulations and quality standards are met, all without sacrificing business goals.
Lean into SAFe and Value Stream Management
If you think and execute in terms of Lean and Agile at scale, you will begin to see the value of your software and development efforts, and the effect it has on strategy and business outcomes. Once you achieve that, you can make faster and better decisions about software. Actions such as prioritization, allocating resources, selecting tools/services/vendors, and delivery timelines will be easier and faster to make.
Business Agility and Value Drive Modern Software Strategy
Enterprise Business Agility requires both Agile and DevOps teams to sync up and align around the intent of business agility and value. As the concept of software value should be obvious to all, see the pillars we identified for aligning teams toward the common goal.
Why VSM Is an Indispensable Addition to Agile & DevOps
Many companies aren’t applying VSM practices fully. That means there is still value that is hard to see left hidden behind the scenes. A DevOps Coach talks about helping companies enable VSM for their development processes a few things their approaches all have in common — which, if fixed, would let them access that hidden value.
What value stream best fits a DevOps team?
In prioritizing work for value, do your application development and delivery teams take a measure-to-fit strategy for each feature, or more of a casual approach? Check out this Intellyx BrainBlog for CollabNet VersionOne by Jason English.