Want to Become a Better Enterprise Software Development Leader?

September 19, 2016 Miikka Andersson

I recently hosted a webinar on Enterprise Software Development in Pursuit of Excellence that covers best practices for developing enterprise software that is both flexible and reliable.

As software development becomes an integral part of today’s enterprise, and teams are often dispersed globally, it’s important as a developer to have some tried and true best practices to stand by. Scaling these principles and duplicating successes across the distributed enterprise can be a challenge however, particularly if other organizational stakeholders are turning on the heat when it comes to security, costs, and concerns about shadow IT.

Often IT leaders and software development leaders have different priorities; they may be competing for the ear of C-level executives when it comes to resources and urgency. It’s important to remember that they have the same agenda—to ensure that the enterprise is producing the best quality product at speed—and that these different business segments can work together to align priorities and resources despite any initial clash of expectations.

In this webinar, I break down points of conflict and share tools for developers to use both with IT leaders and with their own team members to create greater organizational collaboration and efficiency.

Supporting your own team members and giving them agency to choose tools, for example, is a great way to contribute to a high-morale team, which will ultimately be more beneficial to your organization. This is just one example of the tips I provide in the Enterprise Software Development in Pursuit of Excellence webinar.

The DevOps movement is all about breaking down silos, integrating segmented disciplines, and shortening feedback loops throughout the software development lifecycle. By implementing DevOps practices for your development team, you can scale those best practices I mentioned across the entire organization more easily.

To hear additional best practices and learn how you can take steps toward a more successful software development team, you can listen to a replay of the webinar here, and we can dive deeper into these topics together. I am passionate about sharing the tools and tricks that have helped me as a developer over the last ten years and look forward to discussing how DevOps can transform your organization.

About the Author

Miikka Andersson

Miikka Andersson, a Senior Product Manager at CollabNet, has over 10 years of engineering and project/product management experience in technology companies ranging from start-ups to large scale global enterprises. Miikka joined CollabNet from Microsoft / Nokia where he held various Project Manager, Product Owner and Technical / Team Lead positions. In addition to his strong Project and Product Management skills, he has a deep knowledge in Software Configuration Management, Test Automation, and Continuous Integration / Delivery. Being a huge advocate of Agile and Lean principles, he is very people-centric and constantly looking for new ways to improve work practices and processes. Miikka is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and is also about to complete his Masters Of Science in Information Processing by the end of 2016.

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