By James Governor on July 26, 2012
Tweet Serena Software has been around a long time: it cut its teeth in mainframe software development with products like ChangeMan, sold into large, traditional enterprise customers with large, traditional development methodologies. While the company does have a culture of innovation, its customers tend to be wary of change – their idea of change management [...]
By James Governor on April 4, 2011
I had an interesting and fun lunch last week with an old friend (of RedMonk) Dan Roberts, now of Thoughtworks. Dan used to work at Sun Microsystems.We talked about all kinds of stuff, but given the shape of Thoughtwork’s business continuous integration was bound to come up. I remember trying to persuade Sun senior management [...]
By Michael Coté on February 16, 2011
After ejecting every function except writing code, development teams have been bringing those roles back to the core team, starting with QA, then product management, and now operations. The goal is deliver Frequent Functionality (features released more frequently rather than in big 12-18 month releases) and increase the value of the software by getting better [...]
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By Merv Adrian on August 24, 2010
I’ve posted twice about TDWI’s San Diego event, and I still haven’t exhausted the thoughts I wanted to share. That’s a measure of just how important and successful I think the show was. Three things jumped out at me: The audience is back, and it’s ready to spend. The event was buzzing; I was told [...]
By Merv Adrian on August 16, 2010
I’m at the Data Warehouse Institute’s San Diego conference this week, and experimenting with an incremental approach to blogging for this event; I’ll try to get on a few times in the next 2 days (unfortunately that’s all the time I’ll have here) and communicate some quick thoughts, as opposed to my more typical style, [...]
By Michael Coté on March 30, 2010
Is it time to stop worrying about software being “late”? Cloud-inspired software delivery muddles the idea of a fixed release date, making the concept of late software difficult to pin down.
By Michael Coté on February 22, 2010
ALM needs to help speed up software delivery.
By Michael Coté on February 3, 2010
What does cloud computing mean for Agile developers?
By Michael Coté on December 11, 2009
A predictive note on how new platforms and devices change what’s required from the IT industry.