In this interview at Agile 2011, Jez Humble discusses continuous delivery and the deployment pipeline, emphasizing the importance of feedback and automating tests at every level to validate deployments. Gone are the days of massive acceptance test scripts. He also talks about the evils of feature branching, and speaks on the DevOps practices to collaborate all the way through the delivery cycle.
ThoughtWorks Studios' Jez Humble, co-author of Continuous Delivery, explains DevOps, the new approach within the industry that focusses on enabling rapid, reliable releases to users through stronger collaboration between everybody everyone involved in the solution delivery lifecycle. It involves organizational change, as well as embracing new practices.
New voke Research Finds Application Lifecycle Management Market Elevating in Importance as Software Moves Beyond IT Departments
voke, inc., a modern analyst firm focused on the edge of innovation, announces their latest publication of a new Market Mover Array Report on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). It includes analysis of vendors, based on their innovation and technology today and talks about ThoughtWorks Studios as a vendor that focuses on making the application lifecycle attainable by all organizations.
In this interview, Cyndi Mitchell talks about ThoughtWorks’ concept of “Continuous Delivery,” which focuses on the last mile of software delivery. Mitchell also discusses the “adaptive” in ThoughtWorks Studios’ Adaptive ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) strategy, in which Agile solutions must be adaptive to users’ needs. And Mitchell describes ThoughtWorks Studios tools: Mingle, Go and Twist.
Jim Highsmith, one of the original authors of the Agile Manifesto, consultant and author, spoke at the Agile Australia conference this week, he presented at an executive breakfast on ways executives and managers can assist an Agile transition and gave the opening keynote about the need to rethink performance measures and how the dimensions of the project management “Iron Triangle” need to change as organisations adopt Agile techniques.
Forrester's Dave West talks about Agile 2010 and summarizes the conference like this:
...Because of the sheer scope of the conference, there was no one theme, but if I were to pick three, they would be (1) UX design and Agile, (2) development operations (dev ops) and continuous delivery, and (3) technical debt....Agile 2010 could be described as the breakthrough event for dev ops professionals responsible for delivering what Agile teams produce. Emblematic of this trend is ThoughtWorks’ timely announcement of a new continuous delivery product called Go. Too many Agile teams complain that they can only be as flexible as their release organization. Addressed through a tool like Go, process changes, or both, integrating development with operations and release is crucial for long-term business agility...
ThoughtWorks Studios, which champions continuous delivery, today released Go, its new release management platform for agile development. Go replaces Cruise, the company’s solution for continuous integration, and joins the Mingle project management software and the Twist testing software in the company’s Adaptive ALM suite of products.
ThoughtWorks Studios has announced a series of extensions for its Mingle project management platform. The new integrations will help organizations synchronize data within distributed teams onto a common Agile development platform, resulting in better collaboration and visibility among business stakeholders, project managers, development, QA and technical support teams.
ThoughtWorks Studios' Jez Humble to Discuss Continuous Deployment During SD Times Virtual Conference
Jez Humble, an expert in developing best practices around continuous software delivery, along with the legendary Kent Beck and continuous deployment pioneer Timothy Fitz, will share the latest thinking and best practices being developed around this extremely important, and often overlooked, set of methodologies.
ThoughtWorks unveiled this week an online community focused on exchange of ideas and best practices related to agile software development. Called "Agile Transitions," the community is intended for discussion of executive- and business-level issues pertaining to "agile IT," according to ThoughtWorks, which sells products for agile application lifecycle management.
ThoughtWorks Studios' latest release of its Mingle project management tool evolves its collaboration and program management features, according to the company, and adds additional reporting capabilities and scalability. Mingle 3.0 now also offers integration with Tasktop Pro, which allows Mingle users to access task-focused work from the Eclipse development environment and utilize automated time tracking.
On Wednesday, at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, Google Wave product manager Gregory D'Alesandre discussed how the Wave platform has been developing. He provided examples in the form of brief presentations from Novell, SAP, and ThoughtWorks, companies that are building on the platform.
At the Agile 2009 Conference, Cyndi Mitchell, Managing Director of ThoughtWorks Studios, discusses the company's new Adaptive ALM offering and how the 'holistic approach' to Agile adoption needs to be driven by a strategy that encompasses TDD, refactoring, continuous integration, and continuous deployment.
In this 4 part Agile Talk news release, Cindy Mitchell, managing director of Thoughtworks Studios talks about how The ThoughtWorks Thoughtworks Adaptive ALM with Twist (test automation) combined with Mingle (project management) and Cruise (release management), now covers the full circle of the application lifecycle.
ThoughtWorks Studios today announced Adaptive ALMTM, a new solution to help organizations streamline and automate the entire Agile software development lifecycle. Using Adaptive ALM, development organizations realize new levels of visibility and flexibility to better manage a wide range of software development methodologies and incorporate engineering best practices that drive productivity and quality.